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Aug

The History of Scottish Pub Culture

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 a good lager or a great scotch? Or is there another reason? Continue reading

31
Aug

The Best Edinburgh Pubs

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 town. However, hearing about these stories from a website or a travel guide cannot compare to the life and humor that the locals can give to their retellings of their beloved stories, and there are several pubs in Edinburgh that are great for meeting people and learning the cities stories. Continue reading

31
Aug

The Best Historic Pubs in Scotland

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. Continue reading

31
Aug

Scottish Pub Culture – Tips for Tourists Part 2

This is part 2 of a series of articles on some things that are particular to Scottish pub culture that every visitor should know. Continue reading

31
Aug

Scottish Pub Culture – Tips for Tourists Part 1

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 of this happens at the local pub. Continue reading