Let’s Learn About Scotland
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A Few Facts About Scotland The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. The money used is called the pound sterling. The population of Scotland is 4,996,000. The language spoken is English. Scotland is part of the United Kingdom.
Famous Sights in Scotland Stirling Castle Stirling Castle is from medieval times and is near Edinburgh. It is open to visitors.
What Scottish Kids Do Scottish kids enjoy many sports. They play football, soccer, rugby, squash and golf. They like to bicycle, hike and fish in the summer. In the winter they ski and sled.
Scotland’s Important People Alexander Graham Bell - inventor of the telephone Andrew Carnegie -came to the U.S. and made a fortune in the iron and steel business. He gave money to build many of our libraries. Sean Connery - an actor who starred the in the first James Bond movies. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the author of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Sheena Easton - famous pop singer Captain Kidd - a famous pirate John Muir -founded our U.S. National Park system Robert Louis Stevenson - author of Treasure Island
Scotland is famous for… Haggis- a food made from the organs of sheep and oatmeal. Kilts - traditional Scottish woolen cloth costume with a tartan or plaid pattern. This is a skirt that men wear. Bagpipers - people who play the bagpipes, a traditional Scottish instrument
Scottish Culture Scots celebrate many holidays. Scottish families are called clans and each clan has a special plaid to show what their family is. These are the plaids on their kilts.