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This is the Scottish flag. The X symbol comes from the legend of Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, and how he was crucified on an X-shaped cross at Patras, in Achaea.

Scotlands national dish, haggis, is a pudding containing sheep's heart, liver, and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, spices and salt. It is traditionlly encased in the sheeps stomach, but nowadays most haggis are prepared in a sausage casing.

The centre of the city, Glasgow's George Square was developed in 1781, and is where the grand City Chambers are located. Since 1872 it has been designated for the use of the public to enjoy. and is a very popular torist attraction.

Music - BagpipesMusic is a very important part of the Scottish culture. The most popular and well known instrument would have to be the bagpipes. There are many different kinds of bagpipes, but the one most commonly used in Scotland is the Great Highland Bagpipe.

The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh located on the southern shore of Firth of Forth. With a population 482,640 in 2012, it is the largest settlement in the Scottish Lowlands.

The Highland Dress is the traditional dress of Scotland. It often includes plaid of some form. Male highland dress includes kilt, sporran, sgian dubh and ghillies. Female highland dress includes women's shoes, also called ghillies, they are the same but have thinner soles for indoor wear and dancing.

Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.

Scotland is known for its beautiful green scenery and mountains. These are the Cuillin mountains located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.


Scotlands national animal is the Unicorn. It has been a Scottish heraldic symbol since the 12th century. It was used on an early form of the Scottish coat of arms by William I.

Scotland borders the Nothwest side of England. It is also Northeast of Ireland. Most of Scotland is bordered by the Atlantic ocean, but a samll portion is bordered by the North Sea


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