One of the European countries that strikes me the most is Scotland, with an amazing nature that offers you landscapes with which you drool, or at least that's what happens to me. When I visit a city or country I always like to pay close attention to 3 things: its places of interest, its gastronomy and its traditions.
Today I would like to talk to you about Scottish traditions and how is the way of being of the Scots, and surely you know many of them already from a trip, magazine, documentary, film or series since there are some that are very famous. Take note of the most interesting and important ones:
- They are very proudAlthough they belong to the United Kingdom they do not like to be confused with England at all as it has nothing to do with the other. This type of confusion is taken very badly since back in the 14th century it was an independent kingdom and later it was “absorbed” by Great Britain.
- The Scots have a great sense of humor and they will try to get the joke out of all situations, however dramatic it may be. This is important to keep in mind so that you do not think that they offend you or laugh at you if, for example, you have gotten lost or do not know how to get somewhere.
- As for traditions, in any corner of the country they are highly respected and demand the same respect for anyone who comes from abroad.
- The tartan It is the symbol that most represents Scotland and the most proud of all Scots. In case you don't know, the tartan is the Scottish pattern with squares of various colors mixed, like the one that appears on the kilts.
- The Kilts, which in the rest of the world are often a reason for fooling around, although I do not understand why, they are used in protocol acts and as a symbol of respect for the country. Also for parties and celebrations men usually wear them.
Scotland's tradition of bagpipes and kilts marches on (November 2022)