The culture of a certain people is identified by their beliefs and practices as a community. Scottish culture has some of the most interesting practices in the world. Here are some unusual yet interesting facts about Scottish culture.
The love for music has seen the country produce some of the best bands in the world. Scottish culture promotes traditional music and classical music. This has helped in the formation of various bands in Scotland. Tourists enjoy learning Scotland’s traditional songs and dances.
Did you know that many of the sports you enjoy were invented and developed in Scotland? Football, tennis, hockey, golf and rugby all have their origins in Scotland. Football is the most loved sport in Scotland. It is very easy to spot a group of people playing football in a field at any time of day. The country is blessed with beautiful scenery that encourages cycling in the country. Tennis is a sport with a very rich history in the country with the Murrays making most of it.
Scottish culture encourages the love for homeland food. Some of their most recognized meals are porridge, whiskey, and haggis. Top chefs in Scotland prepare these meals to the highest quality. The new generation of chefs has gone ahead to make even better use the country’s natural products to prepare tasty and unique meals.
Bagpipes are always associated with the Scots though they did not originate in Scotland. It is always fun to listen to an expert bagpiper play. You will have an even better experience if you listen to fifty pipers playing in unison.
These games have been in Scotland’s culture for centuries. The games are held everywhere in Scotland from the start of spring to the end of autumn. The most popular events are Cowal, Oban and Braemar. The Highland Games give a clear display of the Scottish culture.