A cornucopia of facts about all things Scottish: from haggis and football, to malt whisky and witchcraft trials, this beautifully presented book is the ideal gift for Scots of all ages. From tartans to Trainspotting, from bagpipes to Billy Connolly, from The Book of Kells to the Krankies, Scotland: 1000 Things You Need To Know is the essential handbook to all things Scottish. Delving deep into Scotland's rich history and culture, past and present, Edwin Moore has gathered together over a thousand facts about its monarchs, heroes and rogues; battles, scandals and great trials; food and, of course, drink; legends, folklore, and sports, for starters, and presents them here in easily digestible, scone-sized portions. If you ever wondered what a bawbee is, or whether both Barack Obama and John McCain can really be descended from a Scottish Lion, then you'll find the answers here. Scotland: 1,000 Things You Need To Know is the perfect present for all lovers of things Scottish. Scotland: 1000 Things You Need to Know.
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