Religion in Scotland

The Church of Scotland (often referred to as The Kirk) is the national church of Scotland. Although it is the established church, it is not subject to state control. It differs from the Church of England in that it has a Presbyterian form of church governance. The Scots are proud of the fact that the Scottish Reformation took place at a grassroots level, unlike in England, where the Reformation was a politically motivated, top-down reform.


Valentines Day in Scotland

You may have seen old men who wore a traditional dress, playing `Highland Bagpipe in the movies. Have you ever known that this `Bagpiper is a cultural symbol of Scotland? `Great Highland Bagpipe is the famous traditional Scottish music instrument consisting of three drones and a melody pipe with a bag. Scotland is a country which is part of the United Kingdom. It occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.