People who aren’t personally familiar with Scotland, and whose exposure to the Scots comes largely through popular media, usually have a stereotypical image of Scotsmen fixed in their minds. Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons, Fat Bastard from the Austin Powers movies, the historically inaccurate depiction of William Wallace in “Braveheart”and countless other portrayals in media all over the world contribute to certain ideas about the Scots that are exaggerated or false.
When I first became a wedding photographer in Edinburgh I was surprised at the number of people who did not live in Scotland that wanted to get married here. From people who moved away as children to those who simply fell in love with the country or city it was apparent that a large number of people who did not live here wanted to get married in Edinburgh.
This ranged from people just over the border in England to a couple who came from Australia that organised their whole wedding online and only arrived in Edinburgh a week before their wedding! Czytaj całość »
If you were preparing for battle and could only bring three weapons, which would they be? Ancient Scottish warriors would have brought a Claymore for their primary weapon and a Scottish Dirk with matching Sgian Dubh for their backup.
Claymore swords had blades that were notoriously large and double-edged. These swords were basically like customized Scottish Hand And A Half Swords if you take the time to examine both styles. Czytaj całość »