10 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT SCOTTISH PEOPLE

10 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT SCOTTISH PEOPLE


In today’s episode. I’m going to be telling you all about the quirks of Scottish people Hello guys. How’s it going welcome to my Youtube channel. My name is Shaun I am a blogger from Edinburgh in Scotland listen guys scotland has become an increasingly popular place for Tourists there are a lot of people coming from all over the world which is absolutely amazing and in fact There’s a lot of people watching my YouTube channel now from every we are interested in Scotland, and I think that’s absolutely incredible amazing Thank you so much for joining in it’s really a great honor to have you here and if you are new to this channel please do hit the subscribe button share these videos of your friends and family I would really appreciate that a lot of people have the notions of what they think Scottish people are like and For those of you who want to come to Scotland For those of you thinking about it or for those of you who just want to engage scottish people in general I am putting together this short video for you This video is going to be kind of guide as to What scottish people are like and that will of course help you when it comes to interacting and dealing with Scottish people? But there are a few things about us You should probably know just so you can kind of get your way own scottish people Social situations you might find yourself in all that kind of stuff I have compiled a wee list first thing. You should know about Scottish people Is that we are very proud as Scottish people as a nation Scots are extremely proud of who we are what we are what we have achieved as a small country for example We will tell anybody who will listen about Amazing scots who have ventured the world and invented amazing things and who have changed the whole entire world through their way of thinking for their inventions and in fact I think I could be a video in its own right scottish inventions Alexander Graham Bell, John Logie baird, Alexander fleming. We’re proud of our social makeup we’re proud of the way we are as Scottish people so what that means actually is is we don’t take too kindly to people coming and Criticizing scotland and also do not call a kilt skirt never ever ever do that and certainly please Never ever ever call us “scotch” and if you remember those things and do not offend us You should have a bonnie wee time in scotland that brings me neatly on to my second point Because Scottish people despite the fact that we are very proud of scotland and being Scottish. We are also very very Self depreciatory well that means is we like to take the piss out of ourselves And we’ll do that with a lot of frequency, and it doesn’t matter in what type of company We’re in and in fact especially if we’re in the company of Foreigners We like to have a joke about ourselves as well and say we might be proud of it the good things We’ve done
We also like to make a lot of jokes about the things we’re not so good at. Despite these jokes we will not Appreciate them from people from elsewhere especially from certain places But nevertheless number three we are warm and friendly people in scotland. We are very welcoming and we are Open we will welcome people into our house as soon as we meet them We will tell them our life story, and we will cook them dinner people will come up and talk to you ask you How are you doing? Talk to you most likely first of all about the weather, so if you’re from a place That’s not quite as open and friendly as that do not be surprised When something comes up the street and start speaking to you people in glasgow by the way are particularly warm and friendly You’ll make a lot of friends in Glasgow just by walking through the streets number four. We are superstitious I don’t know how many people from around the world notice about Scottish people, but we are highly superstitious This is something that’s in our DnA We have been known to believe in ghost stories. The loch ness monster. This is superstition we like to believe in the Fantasy and there’s actually two very good examples of that and the royal mile and the City centre of edinburgh the statue of David hume Midway up the Royal mail all of the kind of blue Colour on outside has been rubbed off of one of his feet on his Talk we rub that back tool for good luck another edinburgh Royal mile Superstition is the heart of midlothian now the heart of midlothian is literally the cobbles on The streets of the Royal Mile have been arranged into a heart shape This is where a toll booth once stood that toll booth represents a lot of things for edinburgh in history obviously It’s no longer there, but that’s exactly what it was it was one tax collection office. You can understand Why it was very disliked but it was also the location of the toll booth Prison and the cells in this jail were said to be Absolutely vile the last place prisoners would have seen before they were executed people in edinburgh have this tradition of actually spitting in that heart if you walk past that you’ll see all the time several people Every single hour spitting in it. it’s also also seen as a defiance against their thought it is and also for good luck, so a superstitious bunch and that leads on to number five because also Playing alongside that Scottish people are very very good and internationally famous Storytellers, we love a story so if all those superstitious ghost stories loch ness we romanticize about them and we build them out into big big stories and Previously Scottish people have been well-known as storytellers We’ve got some of the most famous writers of all times think of Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns was basically a storyteller He did it through poetry, but all stories. We love to share our story with the world We love to get people interested in our history and our country and we do that through Stories number six a lot of people associate scotland with being an angry bunch of people right? We have angry Scottish people Come on boys. Let’s take them to school That stereotype is actually probably Misplaced the thing is about Scottish people is we are passionate and we are very very emotional We are very passionate about things. We believe in and we are not afraid to shout our corner This has been the case throughout Scottish history We’ve always had characters, but probably misrepresented as aggressive because of that, but we’re not aggressive We are just passionate and I think that’s a beautiful beautiful thing about and number seven on the list the fact that we are very Expressive people as well so as well as being emotional and as well as being good Storytellers were also very expressive very good at projecting ourselves through voice and through the way we just are presence We have this way about us as scottish people, and it’s not just in front of an audience a one on one We’re very expressive people we will talk to you in a very open Frank and Expressive way, you know we speak a lot with our hands We will engage people with eye contact that’s very very important to us Scottish people having good Eye contact is the measure of honesty so when you come to Scotland And we are right up in your face and talking to you very directly just remember It’s quite a normal thing in scotland and number eight on the list we are very welcoming to foreigners Scotland is a very open country and this is something I get asked very Very often in the comments section actually and then all with politics going on the world right now the uk obviously voted for Brexit I think scotland is pretty unique in the context of the uk is the fact that we are so open and free mainly and warn Foreigners and tourists for the fact is most likely you’ll be very warmly welcomed with open arms It doesn’t matter where you’re from What your background is you’ll be a guest in our country and we will be very proud of that fact and we will be wanting To show you a great great time in our country This is definitely not the truth for everyone right can’t make generalizations, but Scottish people on the whole are welcoming friendly people We love tourists. We love people coming to visit our country and to get to know more about us, so Come on in come and have a pint with us in the pub which brings me neatly onto the ninth point Alcohol is definitely the way To our hearts if you want to get us chatting if you want to know more about scotland if you want to Just get some conversation with people go to the pub and have a drink Scottish people as a stereotype We are known as a nation of drinkers. We love our beer We love our whisky were very proud of the actual products that we produce an alcohol, nowadays which Historically has always been whiskey and beer, but also what nowadays we have become very famous at making gin as well we are a nation of alcohol Producers and Actually consumers as well the stereotype to drinking are actually pretty true and acurate. We drink a lot I am not a very good representation of Scottish people whenever I travel around the world But the first thing people say to me is all your scottish You can probably show us how to drink so I’m plied with alcohol And they find out after two or three drinks that I am not a typical scotsman And I let the country down and I have let the country down on Several occasions And that brings me nicely on to the final point in Scotland we love a good parties too come to scotland go to the bars go to the clubs and Actually look for Scottish parties as well because we love it. It’s where we socialize It’s where we meet friends and family and I’m not just talking about going to nightclubs and stuff like that if you come to scotland Try and make sure you go to a ceilidh or another Scottish party like that And you’ll have a great time and of course you will have heard about the world-famous Hogmanay Street party in Edinburgh, which is the New Year’s Eve celebrations people come from all around the world to experience what hogmanay is We’re very proud of what hogmanay is and we want so many people to come and join us and have a drink with us at New Year I am really looking forward to this year’s one for example. Well equipped with some knowledge of what Scottish people are what we’re like, and some of the little quirks about us, right? So please come to Scotland We will be the likely to see you, and I’m really glad to be sharing the Scottish culture video with you guys I’m thinking Of a lot of ideas of this type of video to do on my channel just to explore Scottish culture more and share more with The world about what our we fantastic little country is about. Thanks again for watching guys I really appreciate that it means a lot to me have a great day night or whatever time idea is wherever you are in the World I will speak again really soon

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    Shaun

    Check this – the best things to do in Edinburgh >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQNAZbOnDTo&list=PLvHMy_OWSWruoQGkT_W4Ugz1ZoT7XShn0

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    Drake Carter

    My girlfriend is from Ayr Scotland amd became an American citizen a few years back. She definitely is all these qualities in the video. Very prideful and determined, very cool and calm and will do anything for you then boom, super pissed. Very superstitious as well.

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    Jodi Xo

    I am from America born and raised. However, I am Scottish. My family traveled there and I want to in the future.

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    matthew wiseman

    Just imagine how big and good our Indy party will be…🤘😎 not to be missed and the world is welcome to join us 💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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    Otto

    Even though I was born in Canada, my dad and everyone before him was born in Scotland. So I have a lot of pride for my country Canada and my heritage Scotland

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    Katydid-99

    I’m studying in Ayr for a year- I fly out in a few weeks. I’ve been nervous, but this helps. Thank you! ☺️

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    Joy McKenzie Wendt

    I love the passionate nature of the Scottish people. And especially the friendliness and hospitality. I would love to visit Scotland.

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    Adragoth

    I'm Spanish and I can say I'm in love with Scotland and its people. You are such a good people! Altough I really like scottish accent, it's hard for me to understand. For this reason I use to watching Scottish youtubers, so I can learn more about Scotland as well. Thank you for this video!

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    Omar Ahmed

    when I hear Scottish people, i think they are not natives in English language because of their accent which is amazing by the way❤

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    Klaudia Duska

    I am from Poland and I moved to Glasgow 3 months ago. I love Scotland and Scottish people, you are so nice nation <3

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    Nature Breeze

    My ex was Scottish & once he asked me if I want the sauce and I said yes. His mum said; oh my god there's children here u must say thanks your so rude and she literally never shut up. 😆 She insulted my whole culture and country because I didn't say please. I find Scots to be nice people in general but theres lots of neurotic ones just like her floating about.

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    Mortisha Styles

    There is a connection since the begining of the United States that Presidents mostly until the last couple decades been Scottish.

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    Smith KT

    I'm an African man that have travelled to a number of countries and studied in Edinburgh. I love everything about Scotland. Very very nice people. Always ready to assist strangers, irrespective of your colour or accent. When you can't find your way around the city get ready to be accompanied by a Scottish to your destination just to make sure you are not left stranded on the street.Trust me, if you have lived in Scotland, you wouldn't wish to live anywhere else on planet earth.

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    Jeff Mercer

    I just recently started research on my family’s genealogy and through my family tree found that Scotland is my homeland. Needless to say I am eating and breathing all things Scotland nowadays and I absolutely love it! So excited to be taking my first trip there next May 😊😊😊 – Jeff Mercer, Miami, FL USA

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    Coolgod #cool

    SCOTLAND FOR EVER SCOTLAND 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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    Kristina Calin

    Stupid questions from a Scottish-American….I spend alot of time in Scotland (moving there in a few months).

    Two things I don't understand….the vast majority of Scots are atheist. How can you be atheist, superstitious and believe in ghosts?  
    And why are Scots bothered when they see behavior they believe is sectarian (in a religious sense)?

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    Nicole Levy

    I love the content of your video.. makes me want to learn more about Scottish history and widen my knowledge about Scotland and culture. Since I am very weak in some accent, I am learning new vocabulary from you and mimic some words on how you pronounce some things correctly. Thank you! I am learning new things every day. Please make more videos!

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    Ibrahim Salih

    I'm proud of Scotland and Scottish people. Especially glaswegians are really friendly. Scotland has very great and famous inventors that make this world beautiful and meaningful. As a refugee I'm lucky to be in Scotland. Land of opportunity!

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    Zanna Brooks

    Shaun, Thank you so much for the excellent tips! I will be visiting your country in April 2020, arriving on my 57th Birthday no less! I will drive from Glasgow to Ballachulish, spend one night, then on to Skye for 6 days. Excited!

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    Laura Sheehy

    I'm Confused Shaun. You said that it is a no no to call you scotch, but it sounds like you have said it many times? Can you clarify please?

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    Carl Colvin

    For the first minute I tried to rub the spot over his left shoulder thinking it was on my screen , I am not stoned yet🤣🤣🤣

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    Podge McLeod

    We’re passionate and aggressive 😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 But nice and friendly. Probably Bi polar. When I was growing up me and mates would get drunk fight then hug👊🏻🥃😂

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    Anita Thompson

    We are planning our trip for early May 2020! Thank you for the insight. My husband’s genealogy traces his family back to Scotland (we live in Kentucky USA). It’s time we go visit. We can’t wait!

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    WolfClaw

    I’m an American with Scottish German heritage, my traits: I love rainy and snowy weather. I’m very superstitious and believe in spirits and demons. I hate England.

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    Gary Guyton

    Wut?!?! I read yer history! Yer all Irish. Crossed the sea to the north and took over the Picts. Ya'all jes changed yer name to Scotti. Then moved back North to Londonderry, called yersefs Scots-Irish Unionists, and that's all there is to it.

    PS. I've already left the country…Ye'll Never find me. 🙂 Very tongue in cheek. Right?? I'm still running.

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    Aaron Tester

    Don't forget the father of modern Geology, James Hutton. I was sad that I couldn't visit his grave since the Covenanter's section was closed off.

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    Andi526

    Rubbed my screen because I thought there was something to the right of your head…👀 Been binge watching your blogs. Keep up the good work!😊

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    Paul Powell

    I remember my first trip through Scotland hunting down part of my ancestry, an Old couple started talking and we asked many questions. The Lady asked us to come to their hoose for tea and biscuits. The man said "Hen wha are you on aboot? obviously not wanting company, She Chimed in "where is your Scottish Pride!" within minutes we were enjoying Tea and our first Penguins…………

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    G Wang

    Just please don't let your wonderful land get swamped by unfriendly immigrants who have no respect for your people and your cultural heritage and actually want to force their religion and way of life on you. This has happened with many countries in Europe, I understand.

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    Jennifer Martin

    fiery comes from all people who have tempers and That you are judged that if you have red hair you are fiery, people believe that about Scottish people because a lot are red heads but after DNA test where done i heard that a lot of red heads had Irish dna. I am from Texas And a lot of my ancestors came from all over northern Europe.

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    joebutcallmejoey

    when u said "particularily" I felt the spit on me forearm…I spit back at ye in friendship laddie..from the great white north.."eh"

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    coffeemachtspass

    In all fairness, when you say Scottish at a normal speed, it comes out more as ‘Scosh’, just a hair’s breadth from Scotch.

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    Maria G

    wow-this is so interesting- I'm surprised there aren't more italian- Scott mixed marriages- we're basically the same, and explains why I'm so fascinated! lol. What I can't believe is how different you are from the English- same land mass and all… I've loved the education, thank you from a cultural anthropology- philanthropist nut.

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    Moggyboxcraft

    Scottish people are all about the agro 😂.
    Surprisingly, No. We're just very passionate, sometimes we're just hungry, ok, a lot of the time we're hungry, actually 99% of the time, we're hungry. 😂
    Also… alcohol/socialising. As a Scottish/Sheltie representative (open to interpretation), I can fairy indulge in the beverages, I just can't 'handle it' – queue intoxicated 'wooo' noises after at least, say, 1-2 drinks, followed swiftly by stumbling to the bar/toilet to find an equally talkative and inebriated new best friend, conversations started, the world put to rights – of course, with a total stranger, expect to spend at least an hour or more with this total random. The conversation might end, only because last orders have been called (if you've made it this long and not had to be put in a taxi home)
    But, You are now declaring life long friendship, and the deep and meaningful confining will continue in the take away while waiting for chips 😊😂
    Love Scottish people, our heritage and culture ❤

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    Sal Blasker

    I speak to people on the bus to avoid becoming bored during the journey! I like ghost stories too. Maybe I should visit Scotland. My friend and I had a great time during a sleepover telling each other scary stories on a rainy night. I love the bedroom in Father Ted because you can just imagine having a sleepover with a friend on a rainy night and sharing scary stories. I like what he's saying about Scottish people liking to chat, liking ghost stories and being passionate and emotional and expressive. I like that. Who would want to be boring and repressive. I like colourful people. I speak a lot with my hands too and used to get teased about it at school ( in a nice way) by one of my friends but I'm not Scottish! I don't drink alcohol though. I'm scared of alcohol. It's not allowed in my religion.

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    Ryan M

    True story: Years ago I went to Scotland for a couple days on a business trip. I wanted to impress the new client. He was much older than me about 65. So I went into a shop to buy a kilt. The salesman showed me one he said was very popular. I was only 25 and didn’t know anything about kilts. I purchased it and wore it out of the store. A lot of people kept looking at me as I walked down the street. So I was thinking I must look pretty damn good. I went to my meeting with the client. I noticed he kept giving me a strange look. After the meeting he invited me to a pub for a drink. He kept urging me to drink more. Intentional trying and succeeding in getting me drunk. He took me back to his house and I spent the night with him. Neither of us got any sleep. That was my first gay experience. The next day. I found out that salesman sold me a skirt not a kilt. And my client thought I was wearing the skirt because I was gay. Which I now am. Before that night I had never had a gay thought in my life. I’m having a lot more fun nowadays lol. And I still see this man a few times a year.

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    Janetnva

    SCOTCH AND GIN!!! PARTY & STORIES!!! I think I should just re-trace my ancestors’ route, and buy some land there. Oh, I like sheep, spinning, and weaving too. Love your channel 💕👵🏻🎉🧶🥃

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    peaches5712

    I recently found and love you channel! I love Scotland and all it represents. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love for your country. I can’t wait to watch more.
    Plus, your accent is pretty damn sexy!! 🥰 lol

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    Walter Taljaard

    `t Was oan ae darrk an' storrmee nite when ra wind was howlin' arround ra toawarr, that wee Jocky McKyle found oot that he was'nea aleane in his lighthoose….

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    KleenerAffe

    I am from Germany and would love to visit Scotland!! As soon as I can I will be drinking Scotch in the Highland while hearing an awesome story from some scottish people!

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    Sasuke Sarutobi

    If you're looking for suggestions, how about Scottish music? Everyone knows The Proclaimers (especially that song), but there are so many great overlooked artists like Idlewild.

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    Val Brooker

    Oh come off it, all the Celtic tribes love insulting each other. There's the Irish Scotti tribe on the West side, who invaded Pictland renaming it after themselves. There's the Pict's who live on the East side, the Vikings, the Highlanders and the Islanders. They all have a love/hate relationship with each other. 😛 lolol

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