Scotland is one of the most well-known destinations preferred travellers all over the world this is the only place worlds where half of the time it rains creating a field of immersion. Here are some of the interesting facts regarding scoat land.
1, Scotland is the birthplace of golf – it has been played there since the 15th century and has evolved into what is now modern golf.
2,Since 1494, Scotch Whiskey has been the national drink of Scotland. It is among the finest and most sought after whiskeys in the world. Scotch whiskey can only be labeled as such if it was made and matured in Scotland.
4, There is an estimated 3,000 castles in Scotland – which equals one castle for every 100 square miles.
5,Of Scotland’s 800 islands, only about 100 of them are permanently inhabited.
6,The first football match was played in Scotland in 1872. It was played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club.
7,The highest mountain in the United Kingdom is in Scotland. Ben Nevis is 4,409 feet tall with an estimated 100,000 ascents on Ben Nevis every year.
8,Scotland offers free water for all of its citizens.
9,The highest proportion of red-haired people in the world is in Scotland. About 13% of the Scottish population has red hair, while 40% carry the recessive redhead gene.
10,The unicorn is the official animal of Scotland, used because of its nobility and purity.
11,There are three officially recognized languages in Scotland: English, Scots, and Scottish Gaelic. Only 1% of the population uses Gaelic.
12,Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, was the first city in the world to have its own fire brigade.
13,Bonnybridge, a small town of Scotland, has become notorious for UFO sightings. There are more than 300 UFO’s reported every year.
14,Scotland wanted to build a replica of the Parthenon, bigger and cheaper to be their National Monument. Construction started in 1826, but due to the lack of funds, it was left unfinished in 1829. It has been nicknamed “Scotland’s Disgrace.”
15,Bagpipes were invented in Ancient Egypt and was brought to Scotland by the Roman invaders.
16,Scotland only has 6 officially recognized cities – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, and Stirling.
17,The oldest known tree in Europe is the Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, Scotland. It is between 2,000 and 3,000 years old.
18,The most famous Scottish dish is haggis. Haggis is typically made with the heart, liver, and lungs of sheep, and boiled with seasoning in the animal’s stomach.