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Topics of Conversation

The Scottish appear to be a very soft spoken and private type people so it may take time for a friendly relationship to develop.

The Scots are very proud of their culture so refrain from making jokes about it.

Avoid making comments that associate Scotland with England as the Scots are proud of thier distinctive heritage.

Always refer to things that are of Scottish origin as "Scottish" and not Scotch.

If you are a woman, try not to react with annoyance or be offended if you are referred to as love, as this is normal in Scotland.

Welcome Topics of Conversation

Outdoor activities and sport
Your travels in Scotland and Europe

Topics to Avoid

Northern Ireland
A persons family
Speaking dismissively about Scotland's culture