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Discover the Scots

Throughout Scotland's tumultuous history, the Scottish people have been able to maintain their own  distinct culture, language, and heritage.  


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Scotland has brought so much to the world as a whole.  We celebrate their contribution and legacy.

  • Inventions

  • Sports

  • Animals

  • Literature

  • Discoveries

  • Scotch


  • Kaleidoscope

  • Toaster

  • Telephone


Michalska, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Mariagat Włodek Głażewski, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Based on the Greek word combination for beautiful form watcher, the kaleidoscope was invented between 1815-1816 by Sir David Brewster of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire in Scotland. He used colored glass, or other pretty objects, and mirrors to create patterns.  

Kaleidoscopes became so popular, they sold over two hundred thousand units in London and Paris in just three months. 

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    The world is rich in diversity of culture.  In the United States, there is a meeting of many cultures and the ones people came from can be forgotten over generations.  

    We strive to preserve Celtic heritage for Americans of Celtic descent so they may be connected to the threads of their past, present, and future.

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    Top Photo: Over the Quiraing on the Isle of Sky

    Scottish Gaelic Signs:  Dickon Prior, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedi

    Loch Tay in Perthshire

    Bottom Photo:  Sligachan Glen, Inner Hebrides in Highlans=ds