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Today we'll present you an essential part of the full Scottish
David's wife Martina has tried several recipes, but she said they
didn't really work. If
you follow the link below, you will find a recipe that definitely works
(and it helps you to use
up leftover mash). Of course we don't have self-raising flour here in
Germany, so.just mix
a tiny amount of baking powder with the flour. Don't eat the
tattie scones right away, they are
better if you put them in a sealed container and leave them in the
fridge overnight. You can
stick them in the toaster or heat them up in the oven or a frying pan.
Did you know which Glasgow site has featured in one of David
In Glasgow's Victoria Park, you can find 11 fossilised trees that are
over 300 million (!!!) years old.
Discovered in the late 19th century, this site is only open to the
public every 3rd Sunday of the month.
So when you are in Glasgow, make sure you're there the right weekend.
If you want to find out more about it, have a look at the following
Do you know Glasgow's most iconic statue and it's history?
The Duke of Wellington Monument
If you are curious about this astonishing piece of art watch the
of Glasgow's most photographed statue
It's tea-time! Who does not like them? Best served still warm with
butter or clotted cream and raspberry or strawberry jam.
Today we'll present you another typical Scottish sweet:
What do you usually eat with haggis? That’s right
–tatties and neeps! But did you know that the Scottish only
started togrow them in 1739.
They were introduced by the English and set off the
Before that time Lowland farming was done by so-called cottarssimilar
to the crofters in the Highlands.
To gain more land for more extensive farming, the owners of the
landstarted auctioning the tenures
for those small-holds. The cottars couldn’t afford the
rentfor the land anymore and moved to more
industrial places like Glasgow in great numbers. Thus the
introductionof turnips and
potatoes brought about the Lowland Clearances.
Everyone interested in Scotland has sure heard of Bonnie Prince
Charlieand the Jacobites.
Did you know that the Battle of Culloden will have its 277thanniversary
on April 16th?
Why did the Scots lose in Culloden? Why did so many people die there
inone day? For more information click on the link below:
In this link you might also find the answer to one of the questions
ofour quiz at the next ceilidh.
Should you be interested in a more leisurely approach to the
topic,readDiana Gabaldon's Outlander saga or watch the series based on
That is if you are not put off by a bit of romance.
Did you know that a typical Easter sweet in Scotland is Simnel cake?
We haven't tried to make it ourselves yet, but here a link with
arelatively easy recipe.
Maybe someone is adventurous enough to try that for the bring-along
atthe next ceilidh.
If you need a nice and easy Scottish dessert for your Easter lunch,
youshould try this one.
Did you have a good Burns Night? No? You didn’t get anyhaggis?
Well this can easily be helped. Try this recipe:
Let us know how you liked it!