Scotland: An Intimate Portrait
Now a modern classic, "Scotland: An Intimate Portrait" is an introduction to the soul of Scotland for the millions who have visited this enchanting land and come away wanting to know more than the guidebooks tell us. With wit and warmth, Geddes MacGregor examines his homeland's traditions, history, eccentricities, and contradictions, offering a portrait of Scotland as only a native can. Golf, kilts, clans, tartans, whisky, and other things quintessentially Scottish are described in loving detail. There are sections on local speech, literature and songs, kings and queens, religion, education, and nationalism.
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Atmosphere and Character
Scotlands Story in Outline
Kilt Clan Tartan and Bagpipe
Golf Dances Sports and Highland Games
Literature and Song
The Homeland and Diaspora
APPENDIX A Some Gaelic and Norse Elements in Scottish PlaceNames
B Sovereigns of England and Scotland
Important Dates in Scottish History
Some Annual Events
E Heraldic and Miscellaneous Notes
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