Today was my turn to post at my regular x 2 per month Writing Wranglers Blog. Since Hallowe'en is now over and I have done a post on Scottish Hallowe'en already for them, I decided to post some interesting facts about Scotland.
Here's a bundle of random facts...
Loch Morar is Scotland’s deepest loch. As Loch Ness is home to the famous monster Nessie, Morar’s monster is named Morag. It might be new knowledge that sightings of Morag hit the headlines well before those of ‘Nessie’! I'd love to see Morag since she's said to be a lot more like a mermaid.
Haggis will soon be available in
after a ban of some 46 years (not sure yet about the US regulations). This is because my
favourite Haggis producer—Macsween of Edinburgh—have produced a recipe that
tastes exactly like traditional haggis but without the banned bits of sheep’s
lung. I love haggis and eat it throughout the year with mashed neeps (orange
turnip/swede) and tatties. A wee dram doesn’t pass my lips because, would you
believe it of me? I don’t like whiskey. However, Scotland also produces some nice
Step inside the reconstructed neolithic house and experience what it was like before you wander the ruins of the village.
The shortest scheduled passenger flight in the world is from the Orkney
Braveheart was the name given to Robert the Bruce not William Wallace so in the film ‘Braveheart’ Mel Gibson was using a fair bit of artistic licence!
There are approximately 790 islands in
only c. 130 are inhabited. People pride themselves in Munro bagging across Scotland (climbing
mountains over 3,000 feet) but so far I’ve never heard of anyone ‘bagging
The image below was taken on Abbey Strand Edinburgh.