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  1. 1. Scotland “Nemo me impune lacessit” "No one provokes me with impunity“
  2. 2. Initial Understanding Cultural Collage
  3. 3. Initial Understanding Reflective Thoughts • Initial understanding turned into deeper appreciation for my family’s culture • Scotland is part Britain • I do not support stereotyping • I learned that Scotland has a much smaller percentage of redheads than I believed
  4. 4. Cultural Stereotypes, Misconceptions, and Media Misrepresentations • • • • • • • • • • Scots are fiery, rebellious, redheads Brave portrays Scots as "buffoonish" according to Y. Yang Braveheart Scots are always wearing kilts All Scots have red hair All homes being decorated with clan tartans To get anywhere in Scotland, one must cross mountains Scots are drunks Scots are misers Scots have no sense of humor
  5. 5. Universals of Culture
  6. 6. Key Points I’ve Learned About Scotland and Scottish Culture • • • • • • • • • National animal is the unicorn The very first recorded appearance of the elusive Loch Ness Monster occurred in 565 AD, when a " water beast " attacked one of St. Columba's followers in the loch.” It is home to the oldest tree in Europe, a twisted yew which has stood in Fortingall for 3,000 years. According to local legend, Pontius Pilate was born in its shade and played there as a child There are as many Scottish people living in North America as in Scotland The country still has its own legal system, separate from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Juries can return verdict of “guilty”, “not guilty” and “not proven. Famous Scottish inventions include the television, developed by John Logie Baird in 1925, the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell (pictured below) in 1876 and penicillin, by Alexander Fleming in 1928. Scotland has three officially recognized languages: English, Scots and Scottish Gaelic, with just one per cent of the population using the last. Scotland has the highest proportion of redheads in the world. Around 13 per cent of the population has red hair, with 40 per cent carrying the recessive gene. Facts from 00/Scottish-referendum-50-fascinating-facts-you-should-know-about-Scotl and.html
  7. 7. Facts About Scotland • The term Scotch is considered belittling and antiquated, Scottish or Scots is preferred • Scotland is famous for its five star cuisine from chefs such as Gordon Ramsey • Whisky exports are a major contributor to the economy, but don’t spell it with an “e” (whiskey)! • Kilts are not skirts • Scotland has 2.5 million visitors each year • Scotland has open borders and are very welcoming to immigrants
  8. 8. Varieties of Campbell Tartans Modern official tartan Campbell of Argyll tartan Dress tartan Campbell tartan Campbell of Cawdor tartan
  9. 9. History of Tartans • The earliest example of tartan in Scotland can be traced to 3rd or 4th century A.D., although they were in other cultures as early as 3000 B.C. • Tartans did not originally have associations to clans • A tartan is declared “official” or “authentic” if it has the approval of the governing body of what the tartan represents • Although a clan tartan represents what a certain clan would wear, it is not necessarily the same tartan that the ancestors of the clan wore (hence, the various types of tartans for one clan) • Information obtained from:
  10. 10. Clan Campbell • Sir Duncan of Lochawe was given the nickname “Caim Buel”, meaning curved mouth in Gaelic • He was created Lord Campbell in 1445, becoming the first recorded Campbell • The Coat of Arms includes a boar’s head, erased from its body, atop a helmet • The seat of the Campbell Clan is Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll • The current Duke of Argyll is Torquhil Ian Campbell, who inherited the title in 2001
  11. 11. Scottish Gaelic "Mar sin leibh an dràsda." (mahr shin LEH-eev un DRAHSS-tuh) "Ta ta for now."