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  Stand up for Scotland and Scottish culture
Children in Scotland are studying the cultures of other countries as mandatory subjects, but the study of their own culture is optional and leaves many Scots children foreigners in their own land.
Culture is significant, not only for its specialist content and knowledge, but also because many cultural activities enhance other important skills such as creative thinking and interpersonal abilities like team working and communication.
However, whilst this is fantastic at helping to combat racism, excellent at promoting cultural understanding of recent immigrants and a great step forward to a broad and diverse society, but are ye no scunnered to see no mention of the Celtic festivals of Beltane or Hallowe'en in their list of cultural festivals in Scotland?.
www.siliconglen.com /culture/scotland.html   (3177 words)

 Culture of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The culture of Scotland is the national culture of Scotland.
Scotland is considered the "Home of Golf", and is well known for its courses.
Much of the output of BBC Scotland Television, such as news and current affairs programmes, and the Glasgow-based soap opera, River City, are intended for broadcast within Scotland, whilst others, such as drama and comedy programmes, aim at audiences throughout the UK and further afield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Scotland   (1751 words)

 David McCrone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In other words, and in common with other places, Scotland as 'country' is a landscape of the mind, a place of the imagination, and firmly associated with the 'land' however invented and fabricated that association actually is. Representing the 'nation' is as much a matter of geography as it is of history.
Economic power in Scotland is an amalgam of old and new wealth, the individual and the corporate, the indigenous and the foreign, the private and the public.
Scotland in 1997 is emphatically not the same place as it was in 1746 or in 1886.
www.caledonia.org.uk /land/mccrone.htm   (7952 words)

Scotland is a country rich in history and culture.
This is the backbone of the culture of Scotland.
In the second century A.D. the land of Scotland was divided into four kingdoms: Pictland (the Picts), Scotia (the Scots), the kingdom of the Britons, and Anglica (the Angles).
www.umsl.edu /~sauter/Mike/scotland.html   (921 words)

 The People and Culture of Scotland
Scotland is a country in which individualism flourishes.
Education in Scotland is free in publicly maintained local authority schools from nursery school (3 to 5 years) through secondary school.
Edinburgh is the seat of government in Scotland, the centre of the Scottish legal system, the home of the Church of Scotland, the site of four universities, and Europe's largest financial centre after London.
www.heritage-of-scotland.com /culture.htm   (1099 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Crackdown targets knife culture
The law in Scotland must be clear, the system must protect innocent victims and the culture of Scotland, particularly in our cities, in relation to knives and violent crime, must change," he said.
BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor said the most controversial aspect of the proposals would be the new powers for police to search those they suspect of carrying a knife.
The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland said: "It is a change of culture which is required and this can only be achieved through concerted and focussed partnership working, with education, pro-active enforcement and severe penalties perhaps the best way to invoke change.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/4031405.stm   (901 words)

 Scotland - Art and Culture
Scotland's art scene is dominated by the cities Edinburgh and Glasgow, though the modern Aberdeen Art Gallery has a excellent space exhibiting the work of contemporary British artists, and some lovely Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Edinburgh is home to the National Gallery of Scotland - which houses a significant collection of European Art - and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art with collections representing the major movements of the Twentieth Century and a special section for Scottish painters.
Glasgow was Europe's City of Culture in 1990 and boasts the excellent if eclectic Burrell Collection, the superb Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and many of the buildings in Glasgow bear the idiosyncratic stamp of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
www.scotlandby.com /art_and_culture/art_culture.htm   (148 words)

 Scotland Is The Place - Scotland Culture Podcast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Scotland Culture Cast brings to life the Scotland of today, where progressive ideas complement and reinvent deep-rooted tradition.
The Scotland that literary luminaries such as JK Rowling and Ian Rankin draw on for inspiration.
Dive into Scotland's urban landscape, to understand why Glasgow and Edinburgh are choice places to live for creative people and why millions of festival goers become virtual residents as the cities play host to some of the world's most innovative cultural gatherings.
www.scotlandistheplace.com /scoticast   (303 words)

 Scotland's photographic pioneers - Culture - Global Friends of Scotland
In the twenty-first century Scotland's place in photographic history is set to be celebrated with a major new venture, the creation of the Scottish National Photography Centre (SNPC).
In a recent SNPC booklet, Scotland's First Minister Jack McConnell said: "Photography is a great democratic enabler, capable of inspiring, disturbing and delighting the viewer.
It's a testament to the strength of Scotland's modern photographic industry that four of the five commissioned photographers were born in England but have chosen to make their careers north of the border.
www.friendsofscotland.gov.uk /culture/photography2005.html   (688 words)

 Culture of Scotland in the High Middle Ages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Culture of Scotland in the High Middle Ages refers to the forms of cultural expression that come from Scotland in the High Medieval period which, for the purposes of this article, refers to the period between the death of Domnall II in 900, and the death of Alexander III in 1286.
The period differentiates itself because of the predominance of Gaelic culture, and, later in the medieval, Scoto-Norman French culture.
Clancy, Thomas Owen, “Scotland, the ‘Nennian’ recension of the Historia Brittonum, and the Lebor Bretnach”, in Simon Taylor (ed.) Kings, Clerics and Chronicles in Scotland, 500-1297, (Dublin/Portland, 2000), pp.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Scotland_in_the_High_Middle_Ages   (1622 words)

 House of Scotland in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The House of Scotland is a cultural organization whose purpose is to keep before the general public the music, traditions, history, and the culture of Scotland.
While most people join because either they, their spouse or their ancestors were born in Scotland, membership application is open to any person who wishes to learn about Scotland or Scottish culture.
Located in beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego, California, the House of Scotland is one of the International Cottages organized within the House of Pacific Relations to further the pursuit of "pacific" or peaceful relations among nations.
www.houseofscotland.org   (106 words)

 Scotland History & Scotland Culture | iExplore.com
After the Romans departed, the Scots' stout character was nurtured during a period of fierce interclan rivalries and warfare before they faced an even more intractable foe: the English.
In the late 1200s, Edward I of England launched a bloody conquest of Scotland, touching off centuries of animosity occasionally punctuated by warfare.
The defeat effectively ended hopes for an independent Scotland for the next 250 years.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Scotland/History   (308 words)

 Scotland Attractions and Culture
Scotland's history and geography is reflected in the wide range of visitor attractions available, from castles and cathedrals, to stunning countryside, and more modern attractions showcasing Scottish cultural achievements.
Scotland has a rich cultural history much of which is preserved in historic buildings throughout the country.
From the 18th century, the Scottish enlightenment saw vast industrial expansion, and the rise of the city of Glasgow as a major trading port and eventually "Second City" of the British Empire.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Scotland/scotland-interest.html   (1024 words)

 Scotland on Sunday - Scotland - MacMillan composes another broadside against intolerant culture of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
THE celebrated and controversial composer James MacMillan has renewed his attack on Scotland by claiming the nation is often "inward-looking" and "xenophobic".
In the programme, he reveals he had made his remarks at the festival because he knew they would be reported by the international media.
He said: "Many English visitors and people from abroad didn’t know anything about this problem, but when they saw the ballistic nature of the response in the editorials, by the pundits, by the journalists, in the letters pages of the Scottish press, they were able to say, aha, that’s what he is talking about.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=13062003   (624 words)

 SLAINTE: Scotland's Culture
The Scottish Cultural portal or Scotland's Culture is a pilot project scheduled to run for 18-24 months.
This information is held in a wide range of places such as libraries, museums and archives and culturally significant resources identified by the portal team which are available on the internet.
The aim of this initiative is to extend access to the public; those at all stages of education – including lifelong learning; educators; and potential visitors to Scotland – in fact, everyone with an interest in Scotland’s Culture.
www.slainte.org.uk /scotlandsculture/index.htm   (361 words)

 Scotland Culture - VisitScotland's guide to Scottish Culture
A nation's artistic and cultural life says much about its people and the vibrancy and creativity we display across a wide range of artforms quickly dispels the myth of the dour, downbeat Scot.
In successive generations, Scotland has produced writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers and dancers whose talents have received both national and international acclaim.
So, wherever you are in Scotland and whenever you visit, there is always something to enjoy amongst the rich diversity of our artistic and cultural heritage.
www.visitscotland.com /aboutscotland/culture/?view=Standard   (159 words)

 Celebrating Scotland’s Culture
Scotland’s culture, from the languages we speak to the arts we perform and applaud, the sports we play and the riches we find in our libraries and museums, makes Scotland unique.
Sport is also an integral part of our culture, from great football and athletics triumphs of years gone by to the magnificent achievements of 2002 which saw Scotland's women's curling team win both the Olympic and World Championship titles, a record medal haul at the Commonwealth Games.
We want to see a Scotland where everyone has the opportunity to participate in physical activity, bringing enjoyment and contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
www.scottishlabour.org.uk /manifestosection23   (780 words)

 Scotland and the Scottish Highlands - Culture & Life of Scotland
The Scottishweb culture section is an ideal platform to begin your investigation of Scottish culture and life.
They say there are 6 million Scots in Scotland, and 20 million Scots abroad...and it becomes more likely after you see the massive influence that Scotland has had from past to present times.
Please begin your journey in the Scottishweb culture section by choosing one of the options to the left.
www.scottishweb.net /culture/scottish_life_culture.htm   (355 words)

Here in the heart of Scotland, in a country of mountains, lochs and rushing waters you have plenty of leisure time to relax on idyllic walks and other activities, and to make new friends.
Extensive cultural choices include the ducal seat of Blair Castle, whisky distilleries, museums of Scottish and Perthshire life and history, medieval castles, churches and cathedrals, as well as the potteries and galleries of local artists.
Guided Walks Perthshire is one of Scotland¹s most beautiful walking areas where you will take peaceful strolls through woods and beside lochs and go on a mountain walk which will be adapted to the abilities of the group.
www.robroytours.com /english/Herzen_Schottlands.html   (1108 words)

 Easter in Scotland - Scottish Culture
It is when produce from the land, usually porridge, was poured into the sea while reciting a prayer for seaweed (or Kelp) to fertilize the land.
The eggs were hard-boiled in onionskins or tea to decorate them, taken to a the nearest hillside where the children rolled the eggs down the hills all the while trying not to break them.
Lastly another tradition in Scotland involving Easter is the 'hot cross buns', which are baked and contain spices and fruit.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art29684.asp   (742 words)

 Scottish History - Culture, Battles, Literature and more
Should you be interested in learning about Scotland and the Scots both from an historical perspective and more modern times then here we have brought together various pages and sections of our site to help you learn about us.
This is a huge and very detailed history of the Highlands (not all of Scotland), researched in the 1830's and updated in the 1870's.
This is where we've sourced antiquarian books about Scotland that give a more detailed look at areas and aspects of Scotland and have transcribed them onto the site for you to enjoy.
www.electricscotland.com /history/index.htm   (767 words)

 Arts and Culture - Promoting Scotland Worldwide - British Council Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alex Neil is MSP for Central Scotland and a member of the Scottish National Party.
He is Convener of the Enterprise and Culture Committee and a member of several cross party groups, including Culture and Media.
She was director of An Tuireann until last year when she left to join the British Council Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council to develop a shared strategy for international arts.
www.britishcouncil.org /az/scotland-lectures-arts-and-culture-2.htm   (380 words)

 Travel Scotland
Scotland Holiday Net Accommodation, travel information, articles, castles, walking and more.
A Taste of Scotland - Where to eat in Scotland.1997 edition guide with 400 establishments.
Scotland's significance to the world is all out of proportion to its size in land area.
www.britannia.com /celtic/scotland   (623 words)

 Scotland: Culture in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The immense breadth of Scotland's culture - the ancient, the traditional, the contemporary, the diasporic and the newly-arrived - can never be captured in full on one website.
This section of the Scotland Cultural Profile contains general overviews of the main art forms and sectors with detailed entries for 1000 organisations and bodies throughout the country.
More information about artists from or working in Scotland is available on the Culturebase.net international artist database, please click here.
www.culturalprofiles.org.uk /scotland/Directories/Scotland_Cultural_Profile/-36.html   (172 words)

 Information about Scotland and Scottish culture from SLSG
Two flags are commonly associated with Scotland: the "lion rampant" which is the Royal Standard of Scotland, and the official St Andrew's Cross which is also known as the "Saltire".
In searching for the roots of a poetry deep in the hearts of the people of Scotland, Burns introduced something startling and daring into the literature, at a time when Scots was no longer regarded as a central literary language.
Robert Burns died in 1796, two hundred years ago: and left behind a revitalized cultural heritage that we are all still proud of today.
www.stlouis-scottishgames.com /scotland1.htm   (1623 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - McConnell preaches culture for all   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But the central theme of the speech was "arts for all" as Mr McConnell made the case that art and culture should be at the heart of Scotland’s national life - in education, the health system, housing, and even the criminal justice system.
Richard Demarco, the artist and impresario, said: "I couldn’t believe it was happening that a leader of a political party, who happens to be the leader of the Scottish Parliament, was standing on the conviction and that he really did believe the language of art is the most important language defining the national identity.
So, too, did his claim that culture could challenge "downbeat attitudes" among Scottish children or that a creative Scotland could be recognised around the world as a "powerhouse of innovation".
news.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=1320562003   (1240 words)

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