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Here are the top ten articles for the Scottish Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. David Wilkie - Olympic Swimmer
David Wilkie, Scottish swimmer, won one gold and two silver Olympic medals. He set a trend for wearing both swimming cap and goggles during races, believing they helped streamline his motion in the water.
2. The Story Of Scotland - Book Review
The Story of Scotland by Nigel Tranter is an engaging Scottish history from an author whose legacy includes fact and fiction.
3. Robert Burns
Robert Burns – poet, farmer, songwriter, lover - was born in in 1759. His birthday, January 25, is celebrated by Scots the world over as Burns Night. The Burns poem Address To A Haggis is a core feature of Burns Night celebrations.
4. The Black Isle
The Black Isle, in the Scottish Highlands, lies north of Inverness. An area that in the past was self sufficient now boasts bridges to north and south offering links to the mainland.
5. Scottish Actors
When you think of famous Scottish actors, who springs to mind? This article highlights ten Scottish actors who have made a name for themselves far beyond the borders of their original home.
6. Fast Facts About Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a city of many faces, from the heaven stretching Arthur's Seat to the dark streets explored in Ian Rankin's Rebus novels. Pick up a few quick facts about this wonderful Scottish city, built on history, music and story.
7. William Wallace
William Wallace, Scottish nationalist, fought for his country and died for his cause.
8. Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.
9. Greyfriars Bobby
Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye terrier so committed to his master that he watched over his owner’s Edinburgh grave for fourteen years.
10. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
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