Why I love Scotland

by Marylin on November 8, 2009

I just finished reading Laura’s post on how she’d love to leave Scotland behind her one day, and it made me start to think about why I could never feel the same way.

Yes it rains a lot, and we have too many dark and dreary days around here for my liking, but it sure as hell makes us appreciate the days that are full of sunshine then I don’t know what will! Even on  the coldest of days, if the sun comes out everyone will get wrapped up and go outside to enjoy it.

We have some of the coolest history to look back on, and still cherish today. We have our Highland Games every year, our kilts, and our accents. Who doesn’t love Scotland, I mean really?

We have some of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen in my life and they’re almost on our doorstep.

We have such a varied culture here that it’s hard to think of a place without every kind of language being spoken at once, and such a variety of things to see and do it’s hard to know where to start.

Most importantly, I have my family here. A family who I’ve not been able to spend as much time with since I left for boarding school some ten years ago. I love having them close by and would never want to be far from them again.

Scotland is my home, and as far as homes go, I figure this is a pretty damn beautiful place to live.

(Now remind me of that the next time I whinge on twitter about the weather)

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Craig November 9, 2009 at 9:01 am

I know your point way too well. If you ever go abroad, everybody seems to like us and seem to find Scotland a very interesting conversation starter. While we might complain and grumble about the weather or some of the other places in the world that look better than here–I don’t think I’d move away for too long. We are a country that bonds on a negative… so it’s all good that we’re complaining about it all! (just don’t leave it all!)
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Barbara November 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

Awww, what a lovely post. You’ve made me want to come and live in Scotland!
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Yashima November 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

Awwwh this makes me want to go to Scotland – which I do anyway at all times … now even more.

We’ve only been to Scotland one time for 10 days … and we’re both very much in love with the beautiful landscape, towns, castles & of course the people – and the accent! Not to forget the Whisky :) If I could ever bring myself to leave my home permanently, Scotland would be a prime candidate. We try to make up for not living in Scotland by drinking lots of Whisky and hoping to go back for another vacation! A longer one …

Can you by chance suggest some literature on Scotland to read? Preferably novels … but I also take history books.
.-= Yashima´s last blog ..http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DailyDelusions/~3/ZFPBQZMmc_4/“ rel=”nofollow”>Budapest =-.

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Softthistle November 9, 2009 at 11:28 pm

hehe exactly! Even if it’s just a comment about the weather, there’s always someone to talk to! ;)

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Softthistle November 9, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Well you should absolutely come up for a visit sometime! x

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Softthistle November 9, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Oooh I’m afraid I’m not so good with Scottish literature, but I can try to find out for you! Although my searching would most likely be online in which case you could find it yourself anyway?

If/when you come to Scotland again you should try to swing by Crieff. It’s a beautiful little Scottish town, and the hills around us are stunning! *tries to sell her town so you’ll come visit*

There’s even this totally awesome blogger with two adorable sons who lives there! ;)

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