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    Kilts in Scotland signify and symbolize multiple aspects of Scottish society. Specifically, men wore the kilts in celebration to denote their loyalty to a clan. It is this common tradition wearing such a “distinctive national apparatus,” that give Scottish man and Scottish culture an iconic presentation (Roper 15). In addition to the kilt, the bagpipe is also a part of this commonly seen and known symbolism. The tradition of wearing such apparatuses is more modern than most people assume. As a part of Highland culture, the tradition of wearing kilts was originally rooted in the fact that it represented a form of barbarism. In fact, most individuals belonging to historic Scotland found highlanders, “more of a nuisance than a threat” (Roper 15).…

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    Scottish history. It is the year that for the first time in the history of the British Isles, the nations of England and Scotland became united under one monarch: with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England after Queen Elizabeth I’s death with no Tudor heir, in the same year. Until this year, the separate kingdoms had completely separate governments. This meant that they experienced a phenomenon sweeping Europe throughout the sixteenth century; the Protestant Reformation,…

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    mutually intelligible. As the names might suggest, Irish Gaelic is largely spoken in Ireland while Scottish Gaelic is primarily spoken in Scotland. However, Scotland is not the only geographic region that Scottish Gaelic is being spoken. Scottish Gaelic is spoken in four countries, two of which consider it a recognized minority language (Ager 2015). In 2011, around 58,000 people living in Scotland were speaking Scottish Gaelic (Macleod 2013; Lewis 2015). Scottish Gaelic is a moribund…

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    People read about the history of Scotland, about how people suffered British imperialism and civil war that took place in XIII century. But for some people reading books about history is not fully enjoyable and some may find books boring. In order to deliver the true feeling of Scotland in the late 13th century and give educational words about hardship times, that would stick within the mind forever, world needs something in larger scale. Mel Gibson gave the world opportunity of enjoyment and…

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    explanations for this decline of communal feeling. For example, 70 years have passed since united British residence against the opposing threat of NAZI Germany. Another possible factor would be the end of Britain as the world largest Empire, in which Scotland played somewhat of a centered role. Alternatively, as some have suggested the establishment of the European Union has caused a strengthening of inner EU ties and therefore does not leave Scotland as a closely linked ally of just…

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    Scots, Wallace was the rescuer of Scotland (Harry 1: 38).William Wallace was a Scottish revolutionary and knight during the First War of Scottish…

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    Roy Porter has discussed the Scottish Enlightenment in these terms and in his own words, spliced ‘Scottish thinkers into the British story as a whole’. The historiography suggests many scholars and historians consider the Scottish Enlightenment to be a consequence of closer association with England and more specifically as a direct result of the Union of Crowns in 1707. Many key figures of the Enlightenment were born or were educated in Scotland, and Scotland’s contribution to the world is…

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    Why do people vote for the SNP? The last few decades have seen an unprecedented boom in the Scottish National Party (SNP), originally a relatively unimportant minor party pursuing the dream of independence for Scotland, which has changed Scottish and British politics forever. This has been a prominent issue challenging journalists, researchers, political commentators and certainly other major parties for the last decade or so, provoking a seemingly simple though entirely complex and certainly…

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    Scottish Music Influence

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    Modern Scottish Music and its Influences Scottish music makes one think of bagpipes, men in kilts and the ever-present question: is there anything on under that kilt? That question will go unanswered. Instead, the music tradition will be discovered. Are there any outside influences responsible for changes in the music? Something else to consider is the geography of the country. The mainland country of Scotland is considered a part of the island of Great Britain. The north-west region of Scotland…

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    Do you believe in the raw haunted history that lies in the Edinburgh Vaults of Scotland? The history of the people who lived in the Edinburgh vaults is extremely savage. There were men, women, children, and elderly who found themselves calling these vaults their homes. The history of the Edinburgh vaults is full of horror and terrifying facts that lead one to think that they are still haunted to this day. In looking at this haunted site, one must look at the history of the people who lived in…

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