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    I am doing some research and would love to hear the opinions of any Scottish people, or anyone who currently lives/has lived in Scotland.
    In your view does Scotland today have a culture that is distinctive from the rest of the UK?
    Please feel free to comment on any cultural distinctions you have noticed.
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    There are obvious differences like the sectarianism and I generally get the impression that Scotland is naturally a bit more socialist than England. Barely anyone votes Tory in Scotland.

    English pubs and Scottish pubs are also quite different I feel, the Scottish sense of humour is certainly different from the English one.

    Also you've got to consider the differences in the ethnicity of the population between the to countries, this has almost definitely had some impact on culture.

    The average Scottish person is probably more proud of their country than the average English person.

    I do think there are also a lot of similarities between the the countries, we both speak English, we both love binge drinking and football.
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    Lived in cornwall till age 5 then scotland till 22 now been back in england for 2 years.

    Both like football, both like drink, both are miserable about weather all the time lol

    Id say the main difference im experiencing is the accent to be honest, but peoples general pastimes, views and ways are quite simillar.
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    I'm Scottish and have lived in both Scotland and England; I don't find there to be much difference at all really.
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    Going to Scotland in 2013 is like going to England in 1613.
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    As with England, look to the food, music and festivals to see their cultural distinctions. It's also not about being completely unique, it's like when people say England has no unique culture when quite clearly it colonised 1/4 of the world and introduced standards the world uses, words the world uses and traditions the world celebrates. Now how can you go from having a global empire influencing culture globally to then be expected to have something unique like Chinese culture?
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    (Original post by Scumbaggio)
    There are obvious differences like the sectarianism and I generally get the impression that Scotland is naturally a bit more socialist than England. Barely anyone votes Tory in Scotland.

    English pubs and Scottish pubs are also quite different I feel, the Scottish sense of humour is certainly different from the English one.

    Also you've got to consider the differences in the ethnicity of the population between the to countries, this has almost definitely had some impact on culture.

    The average Scottish person is probably more proud of their country than the average English person.

    I do think there are also a lot of similarities between the the countries, we both speak English, we both love binge drinking and football.
    Not strictly true. In the last general election the tories won ~17% of the popular vote in scotland. It's just that these votes were spread out enough such that they only won one seat. But you are right that it is more socialist than England is.
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    What I have found strange when I visit family in England are the Sunday open hours. Scotland's more lax on Sunday trading yet Scotland seems to have a reputation for being more sabbatarian.

    I agree on sectarianism, I find my English family are bemused by it.
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    Thanks for the responses so far guys
 
 
 
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