SCOTLAND


BONNIE SCOTLAND

Learn about Scotland and celebrate Scottish history, geography, politics, culture, traditions, literature and people….
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                  St Andrew’s Day – 30th November  Patron Saint of Scotland
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                  Burn’s Night – 25th January   Rabbie Burns - National Poet of Scotland
      

       Click on the picture above to see the presentation: 




TARTAN CRAFT ACTIVITIES 

    1.   Paper Weaving Templates
    
    2.   Older kids Geometric Tartan

What Next?
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     Name your Tartan – McGarcia, McCarrion, etc…
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         Laminate your tartan to use as Placemats or Bookmarks.
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         With younger children use it as a beautiful background to mount simple craft projects.

§  Plasticine Loch Ness Monster ‘Nessie’ - register with Pinterest for ideas
§  Paper plate Nessie – register with Pinterest for ideas
§  Paper plate Highland Cow (coo)
·       http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mplate-cow.htm
§  Footprint Unicorn (national animal of Scotland – features on our coat of Arms)
·       http://funhandprintartblog.com/cute-footprint-unicorn.html
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     Design your own Coat of Arms and mount it on your tartan.
o   Templates available on Pinterest

·      With older children, use your tartan to display project work:

o   Scottish Inventors
§  http://www.scottish-at-heart.com/scottish-inventions.html
o   Scottish Wildlife

o   Scottish Literature
§  Robert Burns(1759-1796) – National Poet
§  Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) – Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde
§  Julia Donaldson – The Gruffalo, etc…
§  JK Rowling – Harry Potter

o   A comparison study between Spain and Scotland

o   Scottish History, eg. ‘The Highland Clearances’

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/as/clearances/teachers.shtml

o   Scottish Mythology eg. ‘The Loch Ness Monster’


CEILIDH DANCING

 You Tube – Robbie Shepherd
    Strip The Willow https://youtu.be/vboU2A59POs  
   The Dashing White Sergeant https://youtu.be/Wm_5l_bs-6Y

 Music – The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra


Going to a celidh? Let Robbie Shepherd take you through the dance in our step-by-step guide. 





A Scottish dance called St Bernard´s waltz. If you go to a ceilidh, people will dance it . I will share a link so that you can see the dance in the ceilidh, and another one  with instructions in case you want to learn the steps. Go for it. It is easy.














UP HELLY AA Fire Festival

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1st Year of Bachillerato students will enjoy this amazing festival held in Scotland at the end of January. Here is the planning designed by Vanesa Maestro.



NEWSBEAT BBC SERIES


It's from a series called NEWSBEAT and the videos are about 20'. This one is called "My Lesbian Mums"


Fortingall Yew

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The Fortingall Yew is Scotland’s, Britain’s & Europe’s oldest living inhabitant. Estimated to over 5000 years old, it is older than Stonehenge and was around at the same time as the neolithic complex on Orkney. In 1769, its circumference was measured at 16 metres (52 feet) though barely a hundred years later, great sections had been removed by the local populations before the tree was enclosed for its own safety.
Yew trees have often been the source of myths and legends. Before the arrival of Christianity, the yew was regarded as the "tree of eternity". They are often long-lived and have a habit of starting to grow again after they are about 500 years old.
There is a local tradition that Pontius Pilate was born near the yew and spent part of his childhood there before he got blamed for the death of Jesus. While the tree is certainly old enough to have been around at the time, the Roman invasion of Britain  did not start until 43AD. Julius Caesar landed in southern Britain in 55BC but did not advance into Scotland.
FILMS

If you want to listen to catchy songs and see a great movie...how about watching "Sunshine on Leith"?






TRADITIONS

What's the Stone of Scone?



You can also watch the film The Stone of Destiny about the event described in the article.


What Scotsmen Wear Under Their Kilts

One for the ladies (or gentlemen?)...
See here in this advert for porridge oats just what a Scotsman wears under his kilt.




LEGENDS

Legend Of Brigadoon: Mythical Village Where Time Stands Still

The enchantment on the village of Brigadoon will only last as long as no citizen leaves. If the enchantment is broken, the village will disappear forever into the Highland mists.

A long time ago, the village fell under an evil magical curse and as part of an agreement made with God the village must remain unchanged and invisible to the outside world except for one special day every hundred years when it could be seen and even visited by outsiders. 
That particular day is a moment of joy and celebration, but none of the villagers is allowed to leave the place. If anyone does, the enchantment would be broken and the village and all its inhabitants will vanish forever into the Highland mists.

It is believed the village of Brigadoon disappeared in 1754. Bob Curran writes in his book Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms: Sunken Continents, Vanished Cities, and the Kingdoms that History Misplaced that “the spell that was cast over Brigadoon was put in place to protect it from advancing English Redcoats during the Jacobite Rebellion.”

The village still exists, but it is stuck in some kind of time warp and has not appeared since 1754.

Those who have researched the myth about Brigadoon have reason to think the legend does not originate from Scotland, but Germany.





SONGS/MUSIC


Loch Lomond




Scottish Celtic Rock: The Wolfstone




Amy Macdonald - This Is The Life




TWO SCOTTISH GROUPS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF BUT ARE REALLY WORTH A LISTEN!!

The Blue Nile and Love and Money are two Scottish groups who have had very little international recognition but really should have. They emerged in the 1980s and continued making records into the new century. Their songs are clearly inspired by their surroundings: the rainy weather, the tough life in post-industrial Glasgow and many other things. Have a listen/watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mSO0KLtCV0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuGSOBffOlo

A TWIST ON THE BAGPIPE MUSIC!
You may like to check out this group. An interesting play on words!

 

Donald Where's Your Troosers?- Andy Stewart! Funny Scottish Song


 


TEXAS: Say what you want

 


The Sky boat song

 


FOOD
CULLEN SKINK

Cullen Skink is a delicious creamy soup made with fish and potatoes...a perfect winter warmer. Recipe by Michael Church. 

(Typical Fish and potato Soup from Scotland)
I have never seen smoked haddock here in Spain so I improvise by adding a ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika (this gives a nice Spanish twist to the soup)
Serves 6
500g undyed smoked haddock
1 bay leaf
Knob of butter
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 leek, washed and cut into chunks
4 medium potatoes, unpeeled, cut into chunks
500ml whole milk
Salt and black pepper to season
Chives, chopped, to serve
Serve with crusty bread
1. Put the fish into a pan large enough to hold it comfortably, and cover with about 300ml cold water. Add the bay leaf, and bring gently to the boil. By the time it comes to the boil, the fish should be just cooked – if it's not, then give it another minute or so. Remove from the pan, and set aside to cool. Take the pan off the heat.
2. Melt the butter in another pan on a medium-low heat, and add the onion and the leek. Cover and allow to sweat, without colouring, for about 10 minutes until softened. Season with black pepper.
3. Add the potato and stir to coat with butter. Pour in the haddock cooking liquor and bay leaf, and bring to a simmer. Cook until the potato is tender.
4. Meanwhile, remove the skin, and any bones from the haddock, and break into flakes.
5. Lift out a generous slotted spoonful of potatoes and leeks, and set aside. Discard the bay leaf. Add the milk, and half the haddock to the pan, and either mash roughly or blend until smoothish.
6. Season to taste, and serve with a generous spoonful of the potato, leek and haddock mixture in each bowl, and a sprinkling of chives.

HAGGIS


Take a look at this link.  Macsween are probably the best haggis makers in Scotland.
I have tried this and I can tell you that it´s really quite delicious and very nutritious!

HUMOUR
Hilarious videos- Scottish accent and Scottish tour guide
Warning: it contains some strong language













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