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Scotland"In My Defens God Me Defend"

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Scotland in modern timesScotland has been handing down its traditions for close to a thousand years now, since the earliest days of the clans in the 12th century. However, Scottish traditions are not something sterile under glass and steel in a cold museum. They are vibrant, living things, constantly growing and evolving, and every generation adds the thumbprint of its own particular Scottish culture to the wholeWe all know the stereotypical notions of traditional Scottish fare - haggis, porridge and whisky. Not anymore. Scotland's new elite of super-chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Nick Nairn and Andrew Fairlie are taking the country's incredible natural produce – our beef, venison and seafood – and elevating them to Michelin starred levels.The kilt is making a comeback on the catwalk with designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and Glasgow's own Jonathan Saunders.

Sport is an important element in Scottish culture, with the country hosting many of its own national sporting competitions.Scotland has its own national governing bodies, such as the Scottish Football Association (the second oldest national football association in the world). They also hosted the first international football game against England.

Scottish music is a significant aspect of the nation's culture, with both traditional and modern influences. Bagpipe bands, featuring bagpipes and various types of drums, and showcasing Scottish music styles while creating new ones, have spread throughout the world.The clàrsach (harp), fiddle and accordion are also traditional Scottish instruments, the latter two heavily featured in Scottish country dance bands.

scotland borders England and the atlantic ocean.

Cunningham clan kilt

Scotland Flag

Cunningham crest

Scottish Folk Dancing


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