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10 Reasons to Celebrate Scotland During New York Tartan Week

Apr. 4th, 2014 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
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During Tartan Week, the five million Americans who claim Scotish ancestry—and all the others who just really like golf, Edinburgh literature and/or Scotch whisky—will be honoring the rainy, peaty homeland. It’s nowhere near as widely celebrated as St. Paddy’s Day, but New York City will have a parade (because NYC always has a parade) on Saturday April 5. Here are 10 excellent reasons to celebrate Scotland and its influence on the U.S.

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One

Although the shaggy Highland ponies were a viral sensation last year, Highland cows are equally adorable and equally shaggy. If you want to sound like a Scottish person, call them “coos.” 

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Two

Scotland’s official animal is the unicorn. (That's reason enough).

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Three

Laphroaig Scotch Whisky was sold legally in the U.S. during Prohibition because it was deemed medicinal.

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Four

The game of golf originated in Scotland in the 15th century. The first record dates back to 1457, only it was spelled "gowf" and played on a 22-hole course.

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Five

Scotland has several really beautiful beaches, and in the peak of summer (starting the last week of June and going through August), some get 18 hours of sunlight.

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Six

The fictitious Hogwarts Express train seen in the Harry Potter movies was “played by” the Jacobite train, located in the Scottish Highlands.

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Seven

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews is dubbed as the "home of golf," and serious golfers pilgrimage to its Old Course almost as though it were hallowed ground.

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Eight

One of the nicest castle hotels in Scotland, Stobo Castle, has a suite where the walls are entirely covered in cashmere.

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Nine

Laphroaig is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to bear a Royal Warrant bestowed by HRH Prince Charles. It is only granted to brands, companies and trades people that supply goods to the Queen of England.

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Ten

The Scottish invented the waterproof raincoat in 1823 as well as the hot blast furnace in 1828.

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Carolyn Hsu
Carolyn Hsu is the New York Correspondent for JustLuxe and has been beauty, fashion, and travel editor at The Daily Obsession and a freelance writer...

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