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    • SCOTLAND
    • SCOTLAND
      • Scotland is a mountainous country in the north of the island of Great Britain.
      • In 1707, Great Britain was formed when Scotland became united to England.
      • The Scottish flag is the cross of St Andrew
      • The Highlands: It is a mountainous area. Ben Nevis is the highest peak (1344m).
      • The Lowlands: It is an industrial area. Edinburgh is the capital.
      Scotland has some 790 islands and 130 are inhabited. Scotland is divided into two distinct areas:
    • MUSIC: THE BAGPIPE
    • FOOD: HAGGIS
      • Scottish typical food.
      • It is made of the heart and other organs of a sheep, cut up and boiled inside a skin made from the sheep’s stomach.
    • COSTUME: THE KILT
      • The national dress of Scotland.
      • It is a skirt usually of a tartan pattern . Men wear it.
      • It was first used more than 700 years ago.
    • THE CLAN AND THE TARTAN A clan is a group of families usually with the same family name: McDonald, Mackenzie, etc. Mac or Mc means “the son of”. Every clan has got its own tartan, a special pattern for their kilts.
    • THE NATIONAL EMBLEM
      • The thistle
      • The bluebell
    • SPORT: THE HIGHLAND GAMES
      • The Highland Games were originally competitions to find the fastest and strongest men.
    • SPORT: THE HIGHLAND GAMES
      • Today, these games also include competitions for playing the bagpipes and dancing traditional dances.
    • THE LAKES
      • Scotland is also famous for its lochs (lakes). One of them is Loch Ness. The legend says that a monster called Nessie lives there.