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Scottish dating customs

For the game, the haggis must be made traditionally and is judged on the basis of distance and accuracy of the hurl.

Scotland is a land boasting a rich history full of unique customs and traditions.

From the thrill of the Highland Games and the patriotic National Dress, to romantic, musical and mysterious traditions, there are so many fantastic reasons to explore this beautiful country.

Though arranged marriages are largely a thing of the past, creative matchmaking attempts are not.

Blind dates arranged by friends or relatives are a common part of contemporary Korean dating culture.

We have rounded up some of the most notable customs and traditions that can be experienced during a stay in one of our lovely Scottish holiday cottages.

One of Scotland’s greatest sporting traditions is the Highland Games.

Originally it was invented as more of a practical joke by Robin Dunseath for the 1977 Gathering of the Clans in Edinburgh, and then used to raise funds for charity at Highland games.

It has since become a professional sport and there are strict rules, to which competitors must adhere to qualify.

Originating back to the 16th century, the kilt first appeared as a thick, woollen full-length garment, whose upper half could be worn over the head as a hood or as a cloak, draped over the shoulder.

It wasn’t until the late 17th or early 18th century that the knee-length kilt was developed, and was worn throughout the Highlands and northern Lowlands.

The idea behind the competition comes from tales of 17th century women tossing haggis across the river to their husbands as they worked the fields, saving themselves the time of finding a crossing point.