What Are Some Interesting Cultural Facts About Scotland?


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Some interesting cultural facts about Scotland include details about the country's Highland Games, special holidays and food. The Highland Games occur in many communities across the country. The games are a mix of sports, community and culture, and feature track and field events as well as dancing competitions. A popular Scottish holiday is Burns Night, which is a celebration of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. During the Holiday, celebrants enjoy traditional Scottish food, such as haggis, neeps and tatties.

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Each year, members of the Royal Family attend The Braemar Gathering, which is the most prestigious event of the 60 Highland Games. St. Andrew's Day is Scotland's national day on November 30, and the country celebrates with parties across the country and around the world.

Scotland is part of the United Kingdom. The country has more than 790 islands, including the Hebrides and Northern Isles. Scotland, surrounded by bodies of water, including the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, North Channel and Irish Sea, shares a border with England.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and Glasgow is the country's largest city with a population of over 500,000 people, as of 2015. The country has representation in the European Union and European Parliament.

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