The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish

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Luath Press Limited, 2008 - Social Science - 254 pages
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What makes the Ultimate Scot? Is it the ability to identify a tartan pattern from 50 yards? Maybe itís being able to recite the two forgotten verses of Auld Lang Syne? Or perhaps itís knowing your single malt from a double malt? The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish examines in hilarious detail the history, politics and traditions that make Scots great. Exploring the best of Scottish culture, this book focuses on the celebrations that Scots have made their own, from Hogmanay to the Edinburgh Fringe festival.Mixing fact and practical hints (like the ideal recipe for boiled sheepís head) with witty banter, The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish is perfect for injecting Scotlandís unique and beloved brand of merriment into the year.

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User Review  - Craig Herbertson - Goodreads

I was fortunate enough to meet Clark after reading his books and lucky enough to find that his dry humour, practicality and erudition don't suffer from the meeting. A humorous, intelligent and genteel man and certainly the best Burn's night orator I have seen. The book is a must. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Foreword
9
What Does it Mean to Be Scottish?
11
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Clark McGinn was born in Ayr and has been the speaker at Burns Suppers and other events for thirty years. He has led the revelry at Suppers across Britain, Europe, Australia and the States, usually with a dram of whisky in hand. While at Glasgow University he founded the World Student Debating Competition and passed enough exams to become a banker, where his skills at arguing came in handy. His speeches have been shown on TV in Britain, America, Canada and Australia.

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