What is Scotland Famous For

Loch Ness - With Urquhart Castle in the foreground

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Well, I’ve narrowed it down to the three things that Scotland is most famous for, and we’ll see if you agree…

#3 is the Loch Ness Monster. That slimy, lovable sea dinosaur is one of the first things people associate with Scotland. Nicknamed “Nessie”, she first popped up in 1933 and has been wreaking havoc all over Scotland ever since… actually she is quite tame, and has only been seen on photograph with her infamous giraffe-like neck peering out of the water. Unfortunately, she hasn’t popped up for decades. Come on, Nessie! Show yourself!

#2 is the Kilt. The Kilt is a mysterious and exciting piece of clothing. It has been around since the 16th century and is essentially a skirt for a man. Scottish men have no problem wearing a skirt because, well, they’re Scottish, and you better not have a problem with it either. Made of twill woven worsted wool, the kilt is very durable and can withstand long days and nights of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing… which brings us to our number one item Scotland is famous for…

#1 is the Bagpipe. If you didn’t know, the bagpipe is a musical instrument that somehow uses reeds, pipes, and a bag full of air to create a sound that is distinctly Scottish. The bagpipe is best used for solo dance performance, and can be traced back as far as the 2nd century. Too bad we’d have to wait another 14 centuries for kilts.

That’s what I think Scotland is most famous for… what do you think?