Hello! Welcome to the You Know You're Scottish When blog.

Important - On A Semi Hiatus

I hope you enjoy it here. Hopefully it's full of banter, history, scenery and good old helpful information. Please check out the FAQ if you have any questions, but don't hesitate to get in touch through the ask box. This is a blog for you so if you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to send them in. (Blog Created 22nd May 2011)

theme @ sirlovegood

Went out this morning and it was pretty dull at 10am and my taxi driver on the way home was saying he didn’t think it was going to be sunny today. If only I made a bet with him. It’s fuckin’ taps aff roasting now.






Danny Bhoy: I’d rather be known for bad food than all that pretentious food you get nowadays.






anaircatarino:

The weather in Edinburgh is terribly unpredictable… And sometimes haar (aka coastal fog) slowly takes over its streets, making us forget that it’s summer and that we should all be drinking caipirinhas outside!






thewriters-blog:

If you ever feel like you’ve screwed up, just remember that in 1348 the Scots thought it would be a good idea to invade England because the English were weakened by the Plague. They subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed half their own population.






Anonymous asked you:
@revriley just be friendly and everything will be ok!! scottish people love it when you have american sweets so if you can bring a couple of bags of jolly ranchers or whatever you should be a hit!

Thank you for replying. :) Friendly sure is key. Even Scottish people starting the uni will be nervous too and are wanting to make friends also and it’s fun when you get to meet people from other parts of the world. At least that was my experience. American candy might definitely be a major hit too. Good tip.






revriley asked you:
Hi! I'm an American who will be attending the University of Edinburgh this fall (2014) as a freshman. I was wondering if there's anything I should know before I go? Not just good places to be, but cultural differences I should be aware of, or things that as an American I should know. I'm excited, but I am a bit nervous too. I hope I'll be able to make friends at the university. I also hope I'll be able to explore all of Scotland (I am a history and archaeology major after all). Love the blog.

Heya, first of all I hope you have a fantastic time in Scotland. Edinburgh is a beautiful place and has a lot of interesting history. I’m not really sure where the best places in Edinburgh to go to are though as I’m not there often enough. The differences I’m not sure I’m much help on that either so will ask any followers who might be able to help out if they can :) Don’t worry though, for the most part we are a friendly bunch and I’m sure you will make new friends. There’s so many places in Scotland to see and do so whenever you get time totally go for it. And thank you I’m glad you enjoy it. So yeah anyone if you have any tips that they should know please do chip in. :) 






jonathanstokesphotography:

A couple of shots from a recent shoot in the Scottish Highlands

© Jonathan Stokes Photography






Submitted by | Anon

Submitted by | Anon






s-1000:

City of Edinburgh






The people who have to mute out swearing on shows and streams must really love working at the likes of T In The Park, constantly having to mute the ‘fucking’ in the “here we fucking go” chant. 






(Source: mykingdomscome)






kingofthetroubledteens:

freetardisparking:

DO YOU THINK THIS IS A FUCKING JOKE SCOTRAIL?

“A series of special train station signs are being put up around Scotland to mark the Commonwealth Games.
Passengers will be alighting at Cambus LangJump, Muscleburgh, Sprintburn, Ding-Ding!wall, Longerniddry, Falkirk Higher and Polevault.”
Amazing.

kingofthetroubledteens:

freetardisparking:

DO YOU THINK THIS IS A FUCKING JOKE SCOTRAIL?

A series of special train station signs are being put up around Scotland to mark the Commonwealth Games.

Passengers will be alighting at Cambus LangJump, Muscleburgh, Sprintburn, Ding-Ding!wall, Longerniddry, Falkirk Higher and Polevault.

Amazing.