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Scotland Honors its National Poet on Burns Night

Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland was not only a great poet and songwriter he was also a keen social commentator who wrote with great empathy about love and universal brotherhood. Visitors to Scotland in January must definitely partake in a Burns Night supper ritual that is held all over Scotland on his birth anniversary, January 25th as a tribute to his memory. Irrespective of whether it is held in a formal dining room or the local pub, the program followed is the same. In fact this ritual has now spread to other parts of the world.

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Scotland - True Home of Celtic Pride

Scotland is one of the four constituent nations (along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland) that together make up the country of Great Britain. Located in the northern part of the British Isles and including hundreds of islands, Scotland is world renowned for its captivating scenery comprising deep lochs, windswept moors and lush meadows of wild heather. Scotland can be roughly divided into rugged Highland and fertile Lowlands, and both areas have a distinctive history and culture that are still vibrant to this day.

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Scotland's Bewitching Festivals

Any time of the year is a great time to visit Edinburgh. History, natural beauty, financial hub and educational center par excellence, Scotland's capital city has something to interest everybody. In addition there are special events and happenings almost all year- round to spice up your trip.

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Caber Toss - Scotland

Have you ever been walking down the road and looked up at a telephone pole and thought to yourself, "I think I could toss that with my bare hands"? Well the gents who participate in the Scottish sport of caber tossing prove that it can be done.

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Scotland: The Home of Golf

Many believe that Scotland is the home of golf and the oldest golf course in the world is the St Andrews Links. Established in the 15th century, St Andrews is considered one of the finest courses in the world. There are six public courses within the system, with the Old Course being the most traditional and widely known of the six.

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The Scottish Kilt: A Brief History

For anyone of Scottish ancestry, the kilt is a symbol of honor for the clan which they belong. First worn by those who lived in the Scottish Highlands, the kilt was a manner of dress that afforded the fighting army with possibly its most useful tool. Prior to 1792 those who wanted to wear the kilt in the Lowlands or Britain, had to join the British army. The reason being that because of the swift and competent movements of the Highland armies, the English were afraid that if they let anyone wear the kilt it would spark the idea of revolution.

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In Search of the Loch Ness Monster - Scotland

Who knows for sure if the Loch Ness monster really exists. But if you take any one of the "Nessie" tours offered by boat or bus you'll have plenty of opportunity to judge for yourself if there's any truth to the fascinating mystery of Loch Ness.

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Glasgow Pubs - Scotland

After arriving into Glasgow Airport, from a flight that was far too long and a short search through the customs gate, you check into your hotel and the first thought that comes to mind is "I need a Drink!" As you look at the in-room guide you find that you have come to the right place. Scotland is not afraid of a good beverage and Glasgow is ready to accommodate the thirsty traveler.

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