Top Ten scottishculture Articles

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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. 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.

2. 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.

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

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

7. Selkie Tales
Have you heard of the selkie folk? - seals who can shed their skins on land.

8. Haggis Facts & Folklore
Do you want to know more about haggis? Facts and folklore about this traditional Scottish dish.

9. 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.

10. 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".

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