10.08.2013, Author: highlander
Scotland offers some of the highest ranking universities in the United Kingdom. The first Scottish university, the University of St. Andrew’s, was established in 1413, and still exists today. The so-called “ancient” universities are some of the oldest in the United Kingdom. After St. Andrew’s, the University of Glasgow and the University of Aberdeen are the second and third oldest universities in the country, with Glasgow’s institution being founded in 1451 and Aberdeen’s in 1495. These universities often have very different protocols where their educational methods and arrangements for awarding degrees are concerned. Alex Salmond, the country’s First Minister, is a graduate of St. Andrew’s.
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17.04.2013, Author: highlander
When travelling to Scotland, you can never be too prepared. Because you have a limited time to visit the country, you want to make the most out of every waking second you have. That means you’ll need a plan. You’ll want to note which cities you want to visit, what places you want to go, and what types of experiences you want to have while in Scotland.
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26.03.2012, Author: highlander
Many people tend to think of zoos as a place for children to look at animals. That is – certainly true. Children enjoy the zoo. Many parents will be surprised to find how much they also enjoy the animals, attractions and events at the Edinburgh Zoo.
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4.10.2011, Author: highlander
While spending your holidays in Scotland, one day you may think that beautiful sights and landmarks aren’t enough. How to spend your time? What about taking part in one of Scotland’s best festivals? Below we gathered some interesting suggestions.
Edinburgh International Festival
It was organized for the first time in 1947. During three weeks of Edinburgh International Festival held in each summer in Scotland’s capital you can enjoy lots of fascinating events. There are unique performances, thrilling theatre shows, operas and so on.
3.08.2011, Author: highlander
Scotland is very interesting. For centuries it had moved imagination of tourists. Below are few interesting facts about Scotland. Read carefully!
- Scotland is second biggest country in Great Britain.
- There are three officially recognised languages in Scotland: English, Scots and Scottish Gaelic.
- In Gaelic, Scotland is called “Alba”.
- Scotland has many symbols. One of them is thistle.
- Animal known as Scotland’s symbol is unicorn.
- When you’re in Scotland, you can still see road signs in both English and Gaelic.
- Glasgow is largest city in Scotland, though Edinburgh is its capital.