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Sean Connery’s biggest claim to fame is his role as James Bond. He is remarkable in having achieved a successful acting career that has spanned decades.
Substantial soups, often a meal in themselves, are frequently made on cold Scottish days. Three Scottish staples are Cock-a-Leekie soup, Cullen Skink and Scotch Broth.
Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
Oats have been a staple Scottish food for centuries. They can survive harsh climates and be cooked simply and easily to provide food to nourish a family. Classic Scottish dishes that use oats include brose, cranachan, haggis and porridge.
Scottish Music Festivals
Music is a part of Scotland’s soul, the heartbeat of the land. This article features a few of the highly popular music festivals which take place in Scotland, from Celtic Connections to Rockness.
Arran, Barra, Fair Isle, Iona, Lewis and St Kilda – six of the wealth of islands Scotland has to explore. Each island has a distinct character; some have sizeable communities and easy transport links, others are largely deserted.
Mainland Scotland is surrounded on three sides by sea. Scotland’s islands have historically been populated by inhabitants who were largely self sufficient. Thus fishing has always been a major Scottish pastime – whilst a popular leisure pursuit now, it has often been crucial for survival.
Scottish Desserts and Sweets
Scottish deserts are often rich and highly calorific. This article describes some of the famous desserts/sweets associated with Scotland.
Scotland has seven cities. Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness climb Scotland’s eastern shores. Glasgow, to the west, is a gateway to some of the country’s wild and beautiful western islands.
Scottish Actors - Fact or Fiction?
Scottish actors have appeared in a range of high-profile futuristic /fantasy films and programmes including Dr Who. Star Wars, the X-Files, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe and the Harry Potter films.
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