The Culture of Scotland
Scotland's culture is incredibly rich having gained influences from a variety of races over the centuries. While little remains of some of the earlier tribes, such as the Picts, their influences would have merged with other tribes about at the time. Unfortunately much of what we know of the Picts has been gained from their artwork. Later races left more permanent effects upon the nation but much depends on which region of Scotland you are looking at. In the Scottish Borders influences were gained from the Roman occupation of England, the English themselves, the Welsh and others, while in the very North and North West the influence of the Celtic, Gaelic and Norse was felt the strongest.
Today, as always, the culture of Scotland is changing. Much influenced by the television, and other media, today's Scot finds himself being heavily influenced by such faraway places as the USA. The articles below look at various aspects of the ancient and modern day Scottish culture.
Scottish Music & Arts
Scotland is not all pipes 'n' kilts !
Scottish Music Festivals
A new page about some of the music festivals held in Scotland
Jack Vettriano Wallpaper
Pictures by Jack Vettriano which can be used as desktop wallpaper
Poems & Poetry
A collection of poems
Song Lyrics of Scottish artists
Song lyrics from various Scottish bands and musicians.
Tartans of Scotland
A comprehensive look at the Tartans of Scotland.
A selection of recipes of popular Scottish dishes such as Haggis.
Links to Scottish business related sites.
A selection of artistic works from or related to Scotland
A selection o fScottish jokes and others.
A selection of images of Scotland for use as desktop wallpaper/backgrounds.