Scotland is a fascinating country, but it has also confused me a little. I’ve always thought that Scotland was very much like Australia, in that it has political ties to United Kingdom and the British Crown but is an independent country. Apparently it’s more complicated than that. Sure, it has it’s own language Gaelic (which I’m trying to learn), it’s apart of the European Union but the currency is the English pound, it’s National Animal is the Unicorn yet it’s National Flower is the Thistle, and although the Scottish legal system is separate from the UK, Scotland is apparently going to be having a referendum of independence on 18 September 2014.
Political intrigue aside, I’ve always wanted to do is visit Scotland, I’ve always thought of it as this magical mysterious place, and the Celtic culture and history of Scotland are a HUGE inspiration to me. So if I could visit Scotland, here’s some of the places I’d like to visit or stuff I’d like see:
However, it’s their New Year’s Eve aka Hogmanay Celebrations that intrigue me the most. They have this activity known as the Stonehaven Fireball Ceremony, in which they collect bits of newspaper and other flammable stuff and shove it into a ball made out of chicken wire with a long wire cord, set it on fire, swing it around a bit as they walk down the street and throw it in the nearby water source.
So, what place have you always want to go and why? What would you like to do once you’re there? Let me know in the comments 🙂