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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. Sawney Bean
Sawney Bean and his notorious family lived in a cave in Ayrshire on Scotland’s south west coast near Ballantrae. The clan at full strength was said to number 48, each and every one of them a cannibal who caught, murdered, pickled and ate unwary travellers.

2. 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.

3. Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.

4. Scottish Shortbread
Rich, buttery, crumbling on the tongue - shortbread is one of Scotland's finest foods.

5. Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. Situated at the top of the Royal Mile it has a long, tumultuous history.

6. Scottish Sports
Scotland is a great holiday destination and provides some wonderful sports opportunities including climbing, fishing, golfing, munro bagging, skiing and snowboarding.

7. Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon
On 7 July 2013 Andy Murray made history by becoming the first British man in 77 years to win Wimbledon.

8. Highland Castles
Castles are a feature of Scotland's landscape. The Scottish Highlands are home to castles rich in history and splendour, ranging from inhabited buildings to ruins.

9. The Battle of Pinkie
The Battle of Pinkie, in 1547, was a turning point in the histories of Scotland and England. The political battleground was the English desire for Mary Queen of Scots, aged four, to marry Edward VI, Henry VIII's heir, aged nine.

10. Iain Banks
Iain Banks died in June 2013, around three months after gaining a diagnosis of terminal cancer. This prolific author wrote both mainstream and science fiction novels and gained huge followings of loyal fans.



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