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p. 1257. Culturelocked

  • Rab Houston

Abstract

‘Culture’ examines the languages, festivals, art, architecture, literature, poetry, film, sport, and music of Scotland. What was the original language of Britain, when did Gaelic become the dominant tongue, and how many people speak it now? The place of ‘Scots’ language in modern Scotland is discussed. Festivals that are distinctly Scottish are identified. The factors that have influenced Scottish architecture are surveyed. Which artist painted the most important figures of the Enlightenment in Scotland, and Who were the Glasgow boys? How important is Sir Walter Scott to perceptions of Scotland, both within Scotland and abroad? Which Scottish writers are most successful today? Who is Scotland's most famous actor?

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