The iconic bagpipes have to be one of the most endearing sights and sounds of Scotland. And if you are lucky enough to visit this beautiful part of the world you cannot possibly fail to hear the unique sound of the bagpipes emanating from shop doorways and busy streets.

People really believed that this animal was real. Kings, army men, travelers all said that they saw it. Everyone describing it differently. Marco Polo was not impressed and said that it is ugly, but now we know that he saw rhinos at that time.  There are even recipes found how to cook this mystical creature, pharmacies in London sold unicorn horn powder until 1741. In United States in 1971 University in Michigan started give permits for people who would like to find a unicorn. In Germany in 1560 the unicorn horn was sold to pope for 18 000 pounds. The existence was only disproved in 1825 by scientist Baron George Covier. He said that no animal has just one hoof in the middle of its head by splitting it. In mythology unicorn still is a powerful figure.

There is plenty of wilderness in Scotland as the region is home to vast areas of highlands. This offers probably the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles, but it can also show off some of the country’s wildest weather.

As well as Scottish dishes being famous for their wholesome nature and the quality of the local meats and fish, the Scottish people have proved over the centuries that they have a sweet tooth. In order to satisfy this demand, Scottish cooks have set out to quench this desire and over the years have produced some mouth-watering dishes.

Scotland has always prided itself on the recipes that it has been able to produce from the rich sources of meat and fish that were available to the people. However, Scotland had a feudal society for centuries, so these plentiful supplies were more available to some than they were for others.

There are many dishes from that are known around the world. The country has a wide variety of landscapes that, as well as producing a different range of soils, are located in different climates which has enabled Scotland’s farmers to produce a wide range of agricultural produce.

Scotland has a number of major cites that vary greatly with their composition and their character. They have in Edinburgh probably one of the most beautiful capitals in the world and each major conurbation reflects both regional and national characteristics.