- Travel and Places»
- Visiting Europe»
- United Kingdom
The Real Scottish Temperament
Dispelling the Myths
For five years the British Government have been trying to promote Scotland as viable tourist destination to the American people, after a little success they decided recently to carry out a survey to learn the average Americans perception of Scotland and its people.
Having just read the results of the survey, and having just stopped laughing, suppressing a giggle as I type, I thought to myself that I should do my part for Scotland and try to help educate the people of America, and hopefully have a little fun in the process.
Some people said that they would never visit Scotland because it is a backward country.
If you are reading this page you will note that you are surfing the Internet yes it is true Scotland has the Internet, we even have broadband, apparently there is some question in America as to whether the internet has reached Scotland yet, along with electricity, the microwave oven and the light bulb, hang on a minute, I just have to change the candle, ok I'm back. Sorry I took longer than expected I was just winding up the gramophone.
According to the survey Grounds keeper Willie is how Americans see the Scots people," He personifies the Scottish temperament" grouchy, angry and always ready to fight, this I assure you is not true and if you don't fu****g believe me come and tell me to my face I will knock some sense into you.
The typical Scotsman is a kilt wearing, bagpipe playing Neanderthal. On special occasions, yes some of us do wear the kilt, and yes at those occasions there will be a bagpipe player but not all of the time, oh and sheep are not scared of us, they love us really.
The American people questioned did have a good grasp of Scottish history, they know about the Lochness monster and Sean Connery, both the most recognised Scottish icons, they know about William Wallace and Robert Burns but they could only name one famous Scottish Person who is alive today the already mentioned Mr Connery.
I hope I have help to clear up some of the myths relating to Scotland and have encouraged you to think about a Scottish vacation, after all if the Scottish tourist board and the Government can't convince you to pay us a visit what chance do I have lol have fun.....