List of cultural icons of Scotland

This List of cultural icons of Scotland is a list of links to potential cultural icons of Scotland.

Animals

*Border collie, Capercaillie [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/articles/swca/] , Dandie Dinmont Terrier, osprey [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/articles/swos/] , ptarmigan [http://www.bbc.co.uk/springwatch/meettheanimals/ptarmigan.shtml] , red deer [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/articles/swd/] , red kite [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/articles/royalhighlandshow/] , red squirrel [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/articles/sws/] , Scotch Terrier, Scottish Blackface sheep, Scottish wild cat [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/articles/sww/] , West Highland Terrier

Arts, Craft

*John Bellany [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/5214726.stm] , Francis Boileau Caddell, Stephen Campbell, Robert Colquhoun, Stephen Conroy, Ken Currie, Richard Demarco, Joan Eardley, John Duncan Fergusson, John Houston, Peter Howson, George Leslie Hunter, Hunterian Art Gallery, Robert MacBryde, Charles Rennie Mackintosh [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6173591.stm] , Edwin Morgan [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/5214726.stm] , David Morier, National Galleries of Scotland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Samuel John Peploe, Sir Henry Raeburn, Scots Makar, Andy Scott [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7413444.stm] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/6595393.stm] , Scottish art, Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Ballet, Jack Vettriano, Alison Watt

Buildings and structures

*Balmoral Castle [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4078359.stm] , Balmoral Hotel [http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_6320000/newsid_6325200/6325299.stm] , Broch, [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/5110890.stm] , Broch of Mousa,
*Caerlaverock Castle, Callanish, Castle Stalker, Cawdor Castle, Clyde Tunnel [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3188838.stm] , Crichton Castle, Culzean Castle,
*Doocot, Dunnottar Castle,
*Edinburgh Castle [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7192232.stm] , Eilean Donan Castle
*Falkirk Wheel [http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2007/jun/02/guardianspecial4.guardianspecial240] , Forth Rail Bridge Forth Road Bridge
*Holyrood House,
*Iona Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey,
*Kelvingrove Art Gallery
*Melrose Abbey, Mercat cross, Museum of Scotland,
*National Library of Scotland, National Portrait Gallery
*Scone Palace, Scott Monument, Scottish abbeys [http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/Leisure/Museums_and_galleries/Monuments/Scott_monument/CEC_the_scott_monument] , Scottish abbeys, Scottish Parliament [http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/uk/scottish_parliament/newsid_1646000/1646785.stm] , SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4382642.stm] , St Giles Cathedral, St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

Clan

*Clan badge, Lord Lyon, King of Arms, Scottish clans, Scottish clan chief [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/256592.stm] , Scottish Heraldry

Clothing

*Coatee, Flashes, ghillie brogues, Ghillie shirt, Glengarry, Harris Tweed, Hose, Kilt, plus fours, Scottish attire, Scottish apparel, Sporran, sgian dubh, Tam o Shanter, Tartan, Trews

Dance

*Highland dancing, Scottish country dancing, Scottish sword dances

Education

*Scottish Certificate of Education, Standard Grade, Higher Grade,
*Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, St Andrews University (oldest university in Scotland)

Emblems

*Bluebell, Lion rampant, Stone of Scone, Tartan [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A794405] , thistle

Festivals

*Beltane [http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/paganism/holydays/beltane_2.shtml] , Braemar Gathering [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2243463.stm] , Burns Night [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/events/burns/] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4200000/newsid_4205100/4205149.stm]
*Edinburgh Festival [http://www.bbc.co.uk/topics/edinburgh_festival] , [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7542092.stm] , Edinburgh Fringe (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) [http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/edinburghfestivalfringe/The-Fringe--Did-all.4470362.jp] [http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/edinburghfestivalfringe/Fringe-spent-100000-trying-to.4479976.jp] , Edinburgh Tattoo [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7542092.stm]
*Highland Games, Hogmanay [http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/news_and_events/events_hogmanay.shtml]
*May Day
*Royal Highland Show [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/articles/royalhighlandshow/] , Royal National Mod
*Saint Andrew's day [http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/saints/andrew.shtml]
*Tartan Day

Folklore

*Big grey man of Ben Macdui, Kelpie, Nessie [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7595620.stm] , Wild haggis

Food and drink

*Atholl brose, Baxters, Cock-a-leekie, Crannachan, Cullen skink [http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/cullenskink_86087.shtml] , Deep fried Mars Bar, Drambuie, Haggis [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7588498.stm] , Irn Bru [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A219863] , Neeps, Oatcakes, Porridge, Scotch pie, Scottish ales, Scottish beer, Selkirk Bannock [http://www.rampantscotland.com/recipes/blrecipe_selkirk.htm] , Shortbread, Single malt, Tatties, Whisky

Government

* MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7616706.stm] , Scotland Office [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7265277.stm] , Scottish Affairs Committee [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7468073.stm] , Scottish Constitutional Commission, Scottish Executive, Scottish Grand Committee, Scottish independence, Scottish Office, Scottish Parliament [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1999/06/99/scottish_parliament_opening/378871.stm] [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/int/ms/lawmakers/] , Scottish Parliament Information Centre, Secretary of State for Scotland [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7650343.stm]

Highland 2007 Icon

*The Loch Ness Monster [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1288293.stm] was voted as Highland 2007 Icon; runners-up were Flora MacDonald [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/june/28] , Rob Roy MacGregor [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/foghlam/airsplaoid/backpack/ac_argyll.shtml] , Hugh Miller [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7401152.stm] , Simon Fraser of Lovat [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/july/9] and Bonnie Prince Charlie. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/6564705.stm]

History

*Antonine Wall [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/6683339.stm] , Auld Alliance [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/europe/features_europe_auldalliance.shtml]
*Battle of Bannockburn [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7604867.stm] , Battle of Largs [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/islandblogging/blogs/005056/archive/2005/08.shtml] , [Battle of Falkirk [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/july/22] , Battle of Stirling Bridge
*Charles Edward Stuart [http://www.royal.gov.uk/OutPut/Page145.asp] , Col Ciotach, Culloden [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/union/trails_union_culloden.shtml]
*Declaration of Arbroath [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/independence/features_independence_arbroath.shtml] , Devolution [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/september/11]
*Hadrian's Wall - often used as a metaphor, but none of which is actually in Scotland.
*John Knox [http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/Scotland/greatscots/knox.html]
*John Paul Jones [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cumbria/content/articles/2005/06/21/coast05_stage2_feature.shtml]
*Massacre of Glencoe [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/february/13] , Moss Troopers Act 1712
*Radical war, Red Clydeside, Rob Roy MacGregor [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/6548271.stm]
*Robert the Bruce [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/bruce_robert_the.shtml]
*Wars of independence, William Wallace [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/september/11]

Industry, Science

*Hugh Baird (engineer), John Logie Baird [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7650197.stm] , Alexander Graham Bell
*John Loudon Macadam [http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/bseh/transport/roadimproversrev2.shtml]
*William John Macquorn Rankine
*Silicon Glen [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6217294.stm]
*Thomas Telford, William Thomson
*James Watt [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/watt_james.shtml]

Language

*Doric dialect, Lallans, Lowland Scots, Scottish accent, Scottish English, Scottish Gaelic, Scottish Standard English

Literature, Poetry

*J. M. Barrie, The Beano [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3107283.stm] , Robert Burns [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/burnsnight/poetry/selkirk_grace.shtml]
*Helen Cruickshank
*The Dandy, Arthur Conan Doyle
*"Greyfriars Bobby"
*Paul Johnston and his father Ronald Johnston, crime novelists
*Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Makar, Martin Martin
*William Neill
*Oor Wullie [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3601143.stm]
*The People's Friend
*Ian Rankin [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/desertislanddiscs_20060716.shtml] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7470916.stm] , J. K. Rowling
*Scottish Writers' Museum (Edinburgh), "Selkirk Grace", Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson
*"Tannochbrae"
*Irvine Welsh

Money

*Scottish coinage
*Three Scottish banks issue their own Pound Sterling banknotes: Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland

Music

*Bagpipes, Paddie Bell, Big Country
*Canntaireachd, Ceilidh, The Corries
*Peter Maxwell Davies [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3541537.stm]
*"Flower of Scotland"
*Hebrides Overture
*John Blackwood McEwen
*The Proclaimers
*Runrig
*Scottish folk music, Scottish music, "Scotland the Brave", "Scots wha hae", The Skids
*William Wallace

People

*Alexander Graham Bell, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/141671.stm]
*Henry Faulds
*Keir Hardie [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/]
*George Meikle Kemp
*John Macadam [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/november/26] , John MacLean, James Macpherson
*John Napier [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/april/4]
*Sir Henry Raeburn [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/july/8]
*Alex Salmond [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/2051865.stm] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/events/scotland_99/the_scottish_parliament/306954.stm] , Adam Smith
*Wendy Wood

Places

*Ben Nevis Cairngorms, Edinburgh, Glencoe, Gretna Green, Highlands and Islands, Iona, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Scottish Islands

Royal

*Duke of Rothesay, Holyrood House, Jacobitism, Lord Lyon King of Arms, Order of the Thistle [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1422392.stm] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4052931.stm] , Queen Mother

port

*Hugh Baird
*Jim Clark, David Coulthard, Curling
*Kenny Dalglish [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7576248.stm]
*Caber toss, Celtic F.C., Rangers F.C.
*Golf, Muirfield, Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, St Andrews golf course
*Highland Games [http://www.bbc.co.uk/northeastscotlandnorthernisles/content/articles/2008/08/21/lonachgathering08_feature.shtml] , Chris Hoy [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7572257.stm] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/get_involved/4763500.stm]
*Ally McCoist
*Scottish Football Association, Scottish Rugby Union, Shinty, Jock Stein, Jackie Stewart
*Tartan Army [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6669511.stm] , Tossing the caber

Television, Radio, Theatre, Film

*"Balamory", BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland"Brigadoon"
*Billy Connolly, Sean Connery [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/5153380.stm] , Alan Cumming
*"Dr Finlay's Casebook" [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/september/11]
*Ricky Fulton
*Glendarroch
*Sanjeev Kohli
*"Local Hero"
*Ewan McGregor [http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2001/08/31/ewan_mcgregor_article.shtml] ,
*"Para Handy" [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3942127.stm]
*"Rab C Nesbitt", "River City"
*"Still Game" [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/tv/chewinthefat/jack_and_victor/still_game/]
*"Take the High Road", Tannochbrae [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/onthisday/september/11] , "Trainspotting"

Transport

*Bilingual road signs
*Caledonian MacBrayne, Flying Scotsman, QEII, Queen Mary, Royal Yacht Britannia [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/16/newsid_2846000/2846801.stm]
*Cutty Sark [http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/history/cutty_sark/] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7471449.stm]

ee also

*National symbols of Scotland
*List of cultural icons of England
*List of cultural icons of Northern Ireland
*List of cultural icons of Wales
*Cultural icon


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