Presentation on theme: "Welcome to our Scotland! We hope virtual journey helps you discover and enjoy Scotland. We hope virtual journey helps you discover and enjoy Scotland."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to our Scotland! We hope virtual journey helps you discover and enjoy Scotland. We hope virtual journey helps you discover and enjoy Scotland. It is a land where history, legends and magical tales are blended together with scenic Scottish countryside, fairytale castles and wild open places. But where is this beautiful country? Let’s find out it together. But where is this beautiful country? Let’s find out it together.
Great Britain Scotland is a country to the north of England and occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and Irish Sea to the southwest. Scotland The national flag of Scotland is the cross of St. Andrew, also known as the Saltire. It is made up of a great white cross which spans diagonally across the flag on a blue background. The national flag of Scotland is the cross of St. Andrew, also known as the Saltire. It is made up of a great white cross which spans diagonally across the flag on a blue background.
-The historical form of this same scottish garment ; -the irish kilt; -the welsh kilt, or kilt; -the contemporary kilt, such as the neo-kilt™; -certain types of school uniform skirts for girls. National costumes A kilt is an unbifurcated traditional garment of scottish, and by extension celtic, culture that exists in various modern forms and forms inspired by the historical garment, including: -the modern form of the traditional scottish garment;
Each ‘clan’ (Scottish word for ‘family’) has its own tartan (woolen material with coloured square designs) and on special occasions they wear traditional Scottish costume which consist of the famous ‘kilt’ (skirt) and special accessories.
Scottish music If we think of Scottish music, we usually think of Bagpipes - traditional musical instrument in Scotland.
Let’s visit the main cites of Scotland Glasgow Aberdeen Edinburgh
The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. It is the cultural centre of the country and one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Edinburgh is full of history with its Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Castle Holyroodhouse.Castle Holyroodhouse. Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress which dominates the sky-line of the city of Edinburgh, and is Scotland’s most famous (and most visited) landmark.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s residence when she is in Edinburgh, with the apartaments of Mary Stuart and Bonny Prince Charlie. Balmoral Castle in Aberdeen is known as the British royal residence in Scotland and it’s favourite residence for The Queen and her family during the summer holiday period in August and September.
Glasgow Glasgow is the largest city of the U.K. after London and Birmingham, and Scotland’s industrial capital. Shipbuilding is the leading industry. But other industries such as iron and steel, engineering and coal-mining are highly developed too.
Scottish festivals The most famous Scotland’s festivals are the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the International Festival of Music and Drama which take place in Edinburgh.Edinburgh Military Tattoo International Festival of Music and Drama
Edinburgh Military Tattoo The large square in front of the Edinburgh Castle is the scene of the Tattoo, a military parade which takes place every August and September. This Tattoo celebrates over 50 years. Visit the web-page and find out when will “The Tattoo” take place this year?
International Festival of Music and Drama During the month of August, Edinburgh becomes a cosmopolitan city with the International Festival of Music and Drama. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come for the theatre, ballet, music, films, and art.
The neo-Gothic Culzean Castle, Airshire Scottish castles Castle Campbell
Weddings A lot of people from all over the world visit Scotland to get married there. There is a wide range of Scottish castles available for wedding in Scotland. What could be more romantic than a wedding in a Scottish castle in Scotland? A Scottish Castle Wedding can make a bride feel like a princess for the day...
Scotland’s Important People Alexander Graham Bell - inventor of the telephoneAlexander Graham Bell - inventor of the telephone Andrew Carnegie -came to the U.S. and made a fortune in the iron and steel business. He gave money to build many of our libraries.Andrew Carnegie -came to the U.S. and made a fortune in the iron and steel business. He gave money to build many of our libraries. Sean Connery - an actor who starred the in the first James Bond movies.Sean Connery - an actor who starred the in the first James Bond movies. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the author of Sherlock Holmes mysteries.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the author of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Sheena Easton - famous pop singerSheena Easton - famous pop singer Captain Kidd - a famous pirateCaptain Kidd - a famous pirate John Muir -founded our U.S. National Park systemJohn Muir -founded our U.S. National Park system Robert Louis Stevenson - author of Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson - author of Treasure Island
Scotland is famous for… Haggis- a food made from the organs of sheep and oatmeal.Haggis- a food made from the organs of sheep and oatmeal. Kilts - traditional Scottish woolen cloth costume with a tartan or plaid pattern. This is a skirt that men wear.Kilts - traditional Scottish woolen cloth costume with a tartan or plaid pattern. This is a skirt that men wear. Bagpipers - people who play the bagpipes, a traditional Scottish instrumentBagpipers - people who play the bagpipes, a traditional Scottish instrument