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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. Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
2. Eric Liddell - Olympic Runner
Eroc Liddell, one of Scotland's most outstanding sportsmen, was also a deeply religious man. Liddell gained gold and set a world record in the 400 metres at the 1924 Paris Olympics. His story was part of the inspiration for the film Chariots of Fire.
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. Lowlands - Susan Philipsz’ Turner Prize Win
Susan Philipsz is the first artist to win the Turner Prize with a sound installation. "Lowlands" incorporates several recordings of the ancient Scottish song "Lowlands Away".
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.
8. Haggis Facts & Folklore
Do you want to know more about haggis? Facts and folklore about this traditional Scottish dish.
9. Burns Night
Burns Night on 25 January is celebrated by Scots with a Burns Supper
10. Evelyn Glennie
Evelyn Glennie is a Scottish percussionist of outstanding talent who has carved a name for herself as a solo artist. It is easy to forget, when watching her speak or perform, that Evelyn Glennie is deaf...
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