The Scottish Tag

I seen this tag done by the lovely Charlotte over at Colours and Carousels and then by Hayley at Water Painted Dreams and decided to take part too. I like doing little tags like this so thought I'd post my answers too.

Whereabouts in Scotland are you from?
I'm from Blantyre, a little town outside of Glasgow. I lived there my whole life, up until a few years ago. Now I'm living in Edinburgh.

Where is your favourite place that you've been to in Scotland?
My absolute favourite place in Scotland is Loch Lomond, more particularly Balmaha. It's so quiet and peaceful and have spent many summers there at the beach and just roaming around. It's a special place for my family, we planted my Gran's tree there and scattered her ashes on the beach. It was her favourite too.

Where would you like to visit in Scotland?
I would like to visit the Orkney Islands and venture up to the Shetlands, as well as Ben Nevis and the rest of the Highlands. For someone that's lived in Scotland my whole life, the furthest north I've been is Aviemore. I'd love to go camping up north for a week or so and enjoy the peace and quiet.

What is your favourite Scottish film?
I don't actually know, I like Gregory's Girl and Shallow Grave, but can't really think of many other Scottish Films that I'd consider a favourite. Does Braveheart Count? What about Highlander and the amazing Christopher Lambert's accent?

Do you match up to any Scottish stereotypes?
I'm very pale and ginger. I've always been really pale and incredibly prone to sunburn, and I was born with ginger hair, that my mum liked to call strawberry blonde. It's not so much ginger any more, more of a gingery/mousey brown colour now. I drop my T's from words annoyingly, a habit I've never been able to get out of. 

What is your favourite Scottish food?
I love haggis, especially in chicken balmoral, which is chicken stuffed with haggis. Or haggis neeps and tatties, which is haggis with turnip and potatoes. I like Irn Bru as well. Oh, and short bread. I can't decide.

Do you follow any Scottish traditions?
Other than singing Auld Lang Syne at Hogmanay, not really. I do take part in Ceilidh dancing and weddings at such, but I wouldn't say I follow that as a tradition.

What is your favourite Scottish word?
Aye (yes), naw (no), cannae (cannot), wain (child), gonnae no (don't do that), wit (what). It's mostly slang, but I'd say that 'aye' is my most used.

What is your favourite Scottish song?
I absolutely love Touch The Sky by Julie Fowlis. I like a lot of her stuff actually, but I like this one the most because it was featured in Brave. I love The Dark Island, too.

Can you recommend any Scottish bloggers?
I follow quite a few Scottish Blogs, a few favourites being Elevator Musik, Behind These Closed EyesThe little Magpie, Colours and Carousels and Water Painted Dreams.

If you're Scottish and follow my blog, post your answers too! I'm always curious to see where any of my fellow Scottish bloggers are!

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  1. Nice post! Gotta love Scotland - I always feel like going back for a visit. Irn Bru gets you through ahah it actually does! Great anti-hangover miracle. Shallow Grave was terrific!

  2. Loved this little tag :'D I always say 'aye' but don't really use the other slang much :) favourite Scottish blog would have to be 'The Little Magpie', always read every post xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture


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