Until September, I lived in Scotland. I was born in Aberdeen (Scotland’s third largest city) and went to University in St Andrews. Now we’ve been gone for a whole three months, and today is St Andrews Day – our national holiday!
I haven’t been able to find a good Scottish Ceilidh (pronounced KAY-lee) dance in Vienna, and I think it’s too late to try importing my own haggis for dinner tonight. Needless to say I’m feeling a little bit homesick.
You’ve probably heard Scottish actors (or actors pretending to be Scottish) on TV or in films, but if you actually travelled to Scotland (particularly for the festivities today) you would hear a much wider range of accents. In fact, there are so many different variations of language in Scotland that some people call it a language in it’s own right.