Scotland is a country in the United Kingdom to the north of England. Its symbol is a thistle, its patron saint is St. Andrew. The country is divided into Highlands and Lowlands. Glasgow is its largest and busiest town, Edinburgh is its capital. Glasgow and Edinburgh are two great centres of Scotland.
Glasgow is the heart of industry. It is a center of business and trade. It is very busy, prosperous, dirty in some parts and smart in others, it is beautiful and ugly with its large port and busy streets.
Edinburgh is rather cold but attractive, very proud but friendly and has a great past. Edinburgh is known as the Athens of the North. It is an ancient city and if you walk around it, you can feel history at every step. Practically every building has a tale to tell.
Pictured at the Edinburgh Military tattoo. Pictured at the famouse Edinburgh festival.
The name «tattoo» has an interesting origin. Traditionally the soldiers were told to retern to the living quarters each night by a beat of the drum which sounded «tat-too ».
The national dress of Scots is the kilt, which was originally worn by men. It is a scirt with a lot of folds. The wearning of tartans (colored checks) is traditional in Scotland.
The national Scotland sport is golf. The national music instrument is the pipes or bagpipes.