Scotland Interesting facts about what is famous and information

Scotland Interesting facts about what is famous and information

Scotland interesting places
1. the shortest street in the country and also in the world is Ebenezer Place in Caithness. Its length is 2.06 meters.
On the island of Barra is the only airport on the beach that operates scheduled passenger flights. It has three runways marked with wooden poles, each facing in a different direction. This solution allows the planes to always land against the wind. The longest one is 846 meters long. However, the flight schedule is adapted to the nature – the airport is regularly flooded with water and depends on the tides. In this case, delays are not an option. The airport is used by one airline, Flybe (Loganair operates flights for it). In 2015, a total of 1034 arrivals and departures took place, including 10658 passengers.
3rd Great USA Map of Scotland – the largest three-dimensional map in the world – its dimensions 40 x 50 meters. It was built at Barony Castle near the village of Eddleston, made of concrete and stone in 1975. Its main originator was Jan Tomasik.
4th In the city of Duns there is a monument to Corporal Wojtek.
The 5th World Record in the longest sound echo in man-made construction was set in an underground fuel depot near Invergordon. The echo propagates for 112 seconds. The record was set in 1970.
Scotland culinary highlights
1. Has anyone heard of IrnBru? This is the most popular beverage in Scotland and is sold more frequently than Coca Cola in Scotland. The recipe for this orange gas drink is known only to two people and, like Coca Cola, it is closely guarded. In 2005, the beverage was promoted by Doda.
Haggis is the national delicacy of the Scots. It is made from sheep’s offal, added oatmeal, onion and spices and served in the sheep’s stomach. The special date when Haggis must be prepared is 25 January (the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birthday). In 1787, a Scottish writer wrote a poem in honour of the dish.
Scotland Historical and Cultural Interests
Since the 19th century the symbol of Scots functioning to this day is a unicorn. Why a unicorn? The lion, the symbol of England, is considered its natural enemy.
2 Whiskey knows practically everyone and everyone associates it with Scotland. It is interesting to translate this word in Scottish-Gagelic, which means “the water of life”.
3. Greyfriars Bobby is the most popular dog in Scotland, knows it practically everyone. Its owner was John Gray the gardener, who could not find a job in the profession and hired himself as a policeman. His four-legged companion helped him with his work. On February 5, 1858 John died of tuberculosis and from that day on his grave was visited by a dog every day for the next 14 years. Initially, the cemetery caretaker tried to chase him away, but to see that the dog was not giving up, he decided to feed him and provide shelter. The four-legged attitude aroused the admiration of the Edinburgh people. A dog was also buried in the same cemetery as John and a monument was erected.
Scotland has two flags. The first one consists of a white cross on a blue background. It is one of the oldest flags in the world. According to a legend associated with the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew was crucified on diagonal beams at his own request. This shape was not accidental – they were not supposed to resemble the holy cross on which Christ died. The second flag of Lion Rampant can only be used by members of the royal family. The flag represents the symbol of Scotland – a lion (in 1165 Wilhelm I Lion decided to change the symbol from wild boar to lion) surrounded by decorative borders.
5th Harry Potter has been known to everyone. The author of books about a young wizard J.K. Rowling invented this figure sitting in an Edinburgh café.
The world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, Dr. Watson, are fictional characters created by the Scotsman Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
We owe the modern world to the Scots. In 1924 John Logie Baird constructed a TV set, the phone was created by Alexander Graham Bell and the penicillin by Alexander Fleming.

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