To visitors and those who move to Scotland, there is often one question that comes to mind after being in the country for a while. Why is it that the pub is so central to Scottish life? Has it always been that way? Is it simply because there is a higher than normal affection for […]
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and the city is home to a rich and mufti-layered history, from the epic and heartwarming tale of Greyfriars Bobby to the many ghosts and spirits that are said to haunt the cities fog-shrouded castle, which looks over the city from its perch at the peak of the old […]
Scotland is arguably home to one of the most lively and thriving pub cultures in the world. The warmth of the people, the incredibly broad drinks available in both beers and spirits, local and imported and the cultural place they hold all contribute to the strength of the pub as a Scottish institution.
This is part 2 of a series of articles on some things that are particular to Scottish pub culture that every visitor should know.
You notice a few things when you first arrive in Scotland. It’s cold. It rains a lot. And somehow, despite these things, the people who live there are among the friendliest in the world. And because of this excellent national character trait, they love to catch up, gossip, argue, debate and laugh together, and most […]