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Ina Wiese

on 11 March 2014

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Transcript of Scotland

Just Part of Great Britain?
1. general facts
2. history
3. tradition
3.1 music and dance
3.2 culinary specialities
3.3 sports
3.4 public holidays
3.5 clothes
3.6 language and dialect
3.7 myths and national symbols
4. attractions
5. sources
1. general facts
2. history
-first inhabitants: Celts
-Scotia (Scotland) is founded in 945
-conflicts inside of the country and with other countries
-Scotland became dependent on England
-conflicts concerning the rule
-execution of Maria Stuart and later also of her son
-many fights because of the religion
-uniting to "Great Britain"
4. attractions
5. sources
- http://www.schottland-tipps.de/index.php
- http://www.schottlandberater.de/sitemap.html
- http://www.schottland-tipps.de/schottland-zahlen-fakten.php
- http://www.schottlandgeschichte.de/pages/daten-fakten/geographie.php
- http://www.scotland.org/creative-scotland/food-and-drink
- http://www.visitscotland.com/about/food-drink/haggis

3. tradition
3.1 music and dance
- important part
- wide range; known for its challenging repertoire
as a traditional scottish dance

- Glasgow is known for the contemporary music of Scotland
- bagpipe = national instrument
- many classical events all over the country
3.2 culinary specialities
3.3 sports
Favorite sports of the Scots:
(- Highland games)
3.4 public holidays
-25th January: Burns Night
-last Tuesday in January: Up-Helly-Aa-Fest
-1st March: Whuppity Scoorie Fest
-31st April: Beltane
-31st October: last day of the celtic calendar
-30th November: St. Andrews Day
3.5 clothes
The Tartans:

3.7 Myths and national symbols
- boy who was able to look into the future by help of the fairies
- he left the ton at sunset, celebrated with the fairies and came back with news about the future
-man obsessed by the secret of the boy
he never found out about it,
was always mislead
3.6 language and dialect
Scottish English
Scottish Gaelic

- capital city: Edinburgh
- area: 78.313 km²
- coast: 3.700 km long
- population: 5.1 million people
- 3 regions: Highland, Central Lowlands, Southern Uplands
- form of government:
parliamentary democracy

-Pagan tradition

-Almost no rules

-Venue: normally Kirkwall or Stromness

-Around 300 inhabitants taking part

-GOAL : throw/put a leather ball into a goal
--> e.g in Kirkwall: a dock and a house wall

-Brutal and wild

Highland Games
Ba' Game
-Mixture of culture, sports, entertainment

-Disciplines like: tug of war, caber tossing, traditional highland dances

-Nowadays : tourist attraction

-small Highland Games celebrated all over the world
The fairy boy
The Saltire
- national flag: white diagonal cross on a blue background
-crucifixion of St.Andrew
Scotland's patron saint
The thistle
-well-known symbol for Scotland
-legend of the thistle:
Scottish warriors sleeping
attack of the Norse army
one man trotted on a thistle, shouted
Scots aroused, won the fight

Beverage: Food:
- Whisky - Seafood
- dairy
- Haggis
- Tablet
- coast and beach
- "Ben Nevis"
- lake "Loch Ness"

- Stirling Castle

- Eilean Donan

- Edinburgh
interlocking stripes
-19th century: own tartans for clans
-King George IV
5m long, draped over shoulder, pinned
used as blanket at night
pleated, skirt-like
used for:
weddings, highland games, ceilidh dances
Scottish Gaelic
related to Irish and Manx
Irish Gaelic in Scotland
became a new language called Scottish Gaelic
spoken all over Scotland in the 9th and 10th century
Scottish English
Union of Scottland and England after death of Queen Elizabeth I.
1603 -> King James IV
yes-> aye

no -> nae

ye ken? -> Do you understand?

small-> wee

dram-> whisky

to have a wee dram -> to have a drink/shot

"awrite pal!" -> Hey dude

sláinte -> soundness (toast)

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