History UsefulNotes / Scotland

17th May '16 12:39:23 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Duncan [=McSmurf=] from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who is basically Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series with a name change and an AdaptationalDyeJob.

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* Duncan [=McSmurf=] from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who is basically Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series with a name change an AdaptationNameChange and an AdaptationalDyeJob.AdaptationDyeJob.
17th May '16 12:36:35 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Duncan [=McSmurf=] from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who is a CaptainErsatz of Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series.

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* Duncan [=McSmurf=] from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who is a CaptainErsatz of basically Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series.series with a name change and an AdaptationalDyeJob.
17th May '16 4:38:37 AM EmKa
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* KT Tunstall.

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* KT Tunstall.{{Music/KT Tunstall}}.
25th Apr '16 11:38:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Music/{{Gloryhammer}}, whose keyboard player is the lead singer of Music/{{Alestorm}}, also come from Scotland and use Scottish place names in their music.
10th Mar '16 3:19:56 AM themisterfree
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* '''Deep-fried Mars Bars''': Are actually real. They originated as a novelty item somewhere in some corner of darkest Scotland - although its true origins are shrouded in the mists of time[[note]]and alcohol[[/note]] - and have since spread to become a novelty item everywhere else: a kind of national joke and conspiracy, but if a tourist asks for one, he's getting one. (Note that [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage what is marketed as a Mars bar]] in the [=UK=] more closely resembles the American Milky Way bar than the American Mars bar.) Aberdeen, Edinburgh, UsefulNotes/{{Glasgow}} and Dundee all claim to have invented it.

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* '''Deep-fried Mars Bars''': Are actually real. They originated as a novelty item somewhere in some corner of darkest Scotland - although its true origins are shrouded in the mists of time[[note]]and alcohol[[/note]] - and have since spread to become a novelty item everywhere else: a kind of national joke and conspiracy, but if a tourist asks for one, he's getting one. (Note that [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage what is marketed as a Mars bar]] in the [=UK=] more closely resembles the American Milky Way bar than the American Mars bar.bar, which has since been rebranded as Snickers w/ Almonds.) Aberdeen, Edinburgh, UsefulNotes/{{Glasgow}} and Dundee all claim to have invented it.
12th Feb '16 1:18:37 PM MarkLungo
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* Like many countries Scotland has a base of traditional folklore in poetry and prose as well as more formally noted authors. The historian, soldier, and spy FitzroyMaclean as late as the twentieth century remembered as a youth hearing the Maclean clan bard telling tales of the deeds of his clan that sound from description like they would have satisfied any Klingon for warlikeness and bloodthirst. Other elements include stories of Fair Folk, "second sight", fisherman's tales and the like. Traditionally it was common for a clan to have a hereditary bard who would go into battle by the side of the chief to [[IntrepidReporter record his deeds and those of the clan]] albeit presumably with [[UnreliableNarrator more stress on drama then accuracy]].

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* Like many countries Scotland has a base of traditional folklore in poetry and prose as well as more formally noted authors. The historian, soldier, and spy FitzroyMaclean UsefulNotes/FitzroyMaclean as late as the twentieth 20th century remembered as a youth hearing the Maclean clan bard telling tales of the deeds of his clan that sound from description like they would have satisfied any Klingon for warlikeness and bloodthirst. Other elements include stories of Fair Folk, "second sight", fisherman's tales and the like. Traditionally it was common for a clan to have a hereditary bard who would go into battle by the side of the chief to [[IntrepidReporter record his deeds and those of the clan]] albeit presumably with [[UnreliableNarrator more stress on drama then accuracy]].
12th Jan '16 10:16:27 PM karstovich2
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->''[[http://www.cracked.com/article/79_the-5-most-embarrassing-failures-in-history-terrorism_p2/ Because it's Scotland and they still make fucking men up there]].''

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->''[[http://www.cracked.com/article/79_the-5-most-embarrassing-failures-in-history-terrorism_p2/ Because it's Scotland Scotland, and they still make build fucking men up there]].''
12th Jan '16 10:15:34 PM karstovich2
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->''This is Scotland - they still make fucking men up there.''

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->''This is ->''[[http://www.cracked.com/article/79_the-5-most-embarrassing-failures-in-history-terrorism_p2/ Because it's Scotland - and they still make fucking men up there.there]].''
1st Dec '15 3:44:13 AM Morgenthaler
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The Clan system along the English border was slightly different from that in the Highlands, forged from constant warfare with England, and which lasted even after (roughly) amiable relations were established during the reign of [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth of England]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart James VI of Scotland]] (of course, how nasty can you get with your most acceptable likely heir?).[[note]]Yes, Elizabeth killed James' mother, MaryQueenOfScots, but that was politically necessary simply because she's Roman Catholic, which no doubt raised not a few eyebrows among noblemen suspicious of Rome's encroachment. It was NothingPersonal, and everyone understood that nobody took any pleasure in the business. Frankly, many Scots were almost relieved to be rid of Mary; the very populous Lowlands were pretty much entirely Protestant, and as upset they might have been at the killing of their sovereign, they appreciated the opportunity to raise a good Protestant King.[[/note]] When James succeeded his second-degree aunt, placing the kingdoms under the same ruler for the first time, the Border clans were ethnically cleansed. After that they tended to be resettled in areas where highly ferocious people could be out of sight of Westminster, but not out from indigenous peoples whom the Crown also found inconvenient. In Ireland they formed much of the ancestry of the Ulstermen. In North America they became the "Scots-Irish", settling in the Appalachians and further West, thus presaging the famous anti-gub'mint orneriness of these regions. The Highland Clans took longer to subdue. They tended to take the side of the House of Stuart in the various civil wars and were almost eliminated culturally after the Battle of Culloden in 1745. They were saved by two quirks of history. One was that it was realised that Highlanders made for useful soldiers and were as apt to serve the Crown as to rebel against it. The other was the Romantic literary movement, notably as represented by Sir UsefulNotes/WalterScott. During this time ethnic exoticism became seen as colorful instead of dangerous, and the clans became fashionable in the ruling classes of Great Britain. Many of the customs we associate with the Clans in fact date from this period. For instance, the Tartans, or clan heraldry on the kilts, were in fact not standardized until this period. In another way, however, this was a bad time for the Highlands, as it was the time of the notorious Clearances in which landholders were evicting tenants for the sake of changing agricultural products; the largest landowners were of course their own chiefs who found that in a now pacified Scotland there was more status to be had from wealth than the number of followers (to be fair a few chiefs actually beggared themselves trying to protect their clans from economic conditions). Some of the evicted tenants survived by migration to North America (particularly Canada) and other places; others survived from the pay for [[BritsWithBattleships soldiering]] and related work across UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire.

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The Clan system along the English border was slightly different from that in the Highlands, forged from constant warfare with England, and which lasted even after (roughly) amiable relations were established during the reign of [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth of England]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart James VI of Scotland]] (of course, how nasty can you get with your most acceptable likely heir?).[[note]]Yes, Elizabeth killed James' mother, MaryQueenOfScots, UsefulNotes/MaryOfScotland, but that was politically necessary simply because she's Roman Catholic, which no doubt raised not a few eyebrows among noblemen suspicious of Rome's encroachment. It was NothingPersonal, and everyone understood that nobody took any pleasure in the business. Frankly, many Scots were almost relieved to be rid of Mary; the very populous Lowlands were pretty much entirely Protestant, and as upset they might have been at the killing of their sovereign, they appreciated the opportunity to raise a good Protestant King.[[/note]] When James succeeded his second-degree aunt, placing the kingdoms under the same ruler for the first time, the Border clans were ethnically cleansed. After that they tended to be resettled in areas where highly ferocious people could be out of sight of Westminster, but not out from indigenous peoples whom the Crown also found inconvenient. In Ireland they formed much of the ancestry of the Ulstermen. In North America they became the "Scots-Irish", settling in the Appalachians and further West, thus presaging the famous anti-gub'mint orneriness of these regions. The Highland Clans took longer to subdue. They tended to take the side of the House of Stuart in the various civil wars and were almost eliminated culturally after the Battle of Culloden in 1745. They were saved by two quirks of history. One was that it was realised that Highlanders made for useful soldiers and were as apt to serve the Crown as to rebel against it. The other was the Romantic literary movement, notably as represented by Sir UsefulNotes/WalterScott. During this time ethnic exoticism became seen as colorful instead of dangerous, and the clans became fashionable in the ruling classes of Great Britain. Many of the customs we associate with the Clans in fact date from this period. For instance, the Tartans, or clan heraldry on the kilts, were in fact not standardized until this period. In another way, however, this was a bad time for the Highlands, as it was the time of the notorious Clearances in which landholders were evicting tenants for the sake of changing agricultural products; the largest landowners were of course their own chiefs who found that in a now pacified Scotland there was more status to be had from wealth than the number of followers (to be fair a few chiefs actually beggared themselves trying to protect their clans from economic conditions). Some of the evicted tenants survived by migration to North America (particularly Canada) and other places; others survived from the pay for [[BritsWithBattleships soldiering]] and related work across UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire.
24th Nov '15 3:53:59 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/{{Asterix}}: The story "Asterix and the Picts" takes place in Scotland.
* ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}: A recurring character is the ThriftyScot Mic Mac Jampudding who walks around in a kilt, lives in a castle, has red hair and a large moustache and can get angry if taunted.
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Nero is visited by a traditional Scot in the album "Mr. Nobody".
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Suske en Wiske visit Scotland in "De Knokkersburcht", where all of the clichés about the country are thrown together.
* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: In "De Doedelzak van Mac Reel" a Scottish scientist named Mac Reel (pun on "mackrel") is introduced. He lives in a castle in Scotland, where he wears a kilt and plays the bagpipes.

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* ComicBook/{{Asterix}}: ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': The story "Asterix and the Picts" takes place in Scotland.
* ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}: ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': A recurring character is the ThriftyScot Mic Mac Jampudding who walks around in a kilt, lives in a castle, has red hair and a large moustache and can get angry if taunted.
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Nero is visited by a traditional Scot in the album "Mr. Nobody".
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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': In "De Doedelzak van Mac Reel" a Scottish scientist named Mac Reel (pun on "mackrel") is introduced. He lives in a castle in Scotland, where he wears a kilt and plays the bagpipes. \n\n[[AC: FanFic]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLochNessMonster''. Oh, god... Kilts, bagpipes, haggis, Nessie, horrible horrible accents... it just doesn't end!
* Disney/Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' takes place in the Medieval Scottish Highlands. They went so far as to make two research trips to Scotland, designed unique tartans for the fictional clans and integrated Celtic and Pictish design and patterns everywhere. The title of the movie also references the BraveScot trope.
* Also from Disney, ''Disney/{{Maleficent}}'' is meant to be set in a fairy tale version of Medieval Scotland. Though the original ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' was meant to be set in France, the filmmakers for this Live-Action, TwiceToldTale version reset the characters in and around the Scottish Highlands due to the film's greater emphasis on TheFairFolk. The highlands in particular play a huge role, being portrayed as a LandOfFaerie where the title character lives with various other fairy creatures, opposite a human kingdom whose king wishes to conquer the fairy realm to expand his territory.
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLochNessMonster''. Oh, god... Kilts, bagpipes, haggis, Nessie, horrible horrible accents... it just doesn't end!



* Disney/Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' takes place in the Medieval Scottish Highlands. They went so far as to make two research trips to Scotland, designed unique tartans for the fictional clans and integrated Celtic and Pictish design and patterns everywhere. The title of the movie also references the BraveScot trope.
* Also from Disney, ''Disney/{{Maleficent}}'' is meant to be set in a fairy tale version of Medieval Scotland. Though the original ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' was meant to be set in France, the filmmakers for this Live-Action, TwiceToldTale version reset the characters in and around the Scottish Highlands due to the film's greater emphasis on TheFairFolk. The highlands in particular play a huge role, being portrayed as a LandOfFaerie where the title character lives with various other fairy creatures, opposite a human kingdom whose king wishes to conquer the fairy realm to expand his territory.




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* Robert Louis Stevenson's novel ''Kidnapped'' (not ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' - that's set in London, even though Stevenson was living in Edinburgh at the time).

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* Robert Louis Stevenson's novel ''Kidnapped'' (not ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' - -- that's set in London, even though Stevenson was living in Edinburgh at the time).




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* ''{{Series/Taggart}}'': As almost every English actor's CV will typically contain an appearance in ''Series/TheBill'', every Scottish actor's will feature a bit-part in ''{{Series/Taggart}}''. Except Creator/DavidTennant who has failed the audition several times. (He did ''The Bill'' instead.)

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\n[[AC:LiveActionTV]]\n* ''{{Series/Taggart}}'': Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser, who wrote, among other things, his splendid history of the Border Clans, ''Literature/TheSteelBonnets'' and his memoir of his experiences in a Border regiment during WorldWarII, ''Quartered Safe Out Here''. Also his experiences in the Gordon Highlanders, told in the ''Literature/McAuslan'' stories.
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* ''Series/{{Taggart}}'':
As almost every English actor's CV will typically contain an appearance in ''Series/TheBill'', every Scottish actor's will feature a bit-part in ''{{Series/Taggart}}''. Except Creator/DavidTennant who has failed the audition several times. (He did ''The Bill'' instead.)




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* Newspapers provide us with ''The Sunday Post'', which is Heather and Shortbread in Sunday newspaper form.
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* Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser, who wrote, among other things, his splendid history of the Border Clans, ''Literature/TheSteelBonnets'' and his memoir of his experiences in a Border regiment during WorldWarII, ''Quartered Safe Out Here''. Also his experiences in the Gordon Highlanders, told in the ''Literature/McAuslan'' stories.
* Newspapers provide us with ''The Sunday Post'', which is Heather and Shortbread in Sunday newspaper form.
* FitzroyMaclean known not only as a commando and spy but as a historian of Scotland, and interestingly, Central Asia.

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\n[[AC:Other]]\n* Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser, who wrote, among other things, his splendid history of the Border Clans, ''Literature/TheSteelBonnets'' and his memoir of his experiences in a Border regiment during WorldWarII, ''Quartered Safe Out Here''. Also his experiences in the Gordon Highlanders, told in the ''Literature/McAuslan'' stories.\n* Newspapers provide us with ''The Sunday Post'', which is Heather and Shortbread in Sunday newspaper form.\n* FitzroyMaclean known not only as a commando and spy but as a historian of Scotland, and interestingly, Central Asia.\n[[/folder]]
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