Scotland is not only a beautiful country, it is also the home and birthplace to a variety of wise and intelligent people too.
Proud of our heritage, here at Mackays Hotel we have put together some of the best quotes that have ever come from the mouth of a Scots man or woman.
Sir Walter Scott
“Where is the coward that would not dare to fight for such a land as Scotland?”
Born in Edinburgh, Sir Walter Scott is one of the most famous Scottish writers. So much so that the Scott Monument on Princes Street in Edinburgh is one of the largest monuments to a writer in the world.
“There is some really good crack when I come back here. This is where I learned to swear.”
Whilst it may not be something to shout about, there is something that makes us strangely proud about Hollywood legend Ewan McGregor’s love of the Scottish ability to curse!
“It is one of the most hauntingly beautiful places in the world, the history is fascinating, the men are handsome and the whisky is delicious. But don’t eat the macaroni pies.”
Okay, so whilst she might not be a Scottish woman born and bred, Edinburgh has definitely accepted JK Rowling as one of their own. Especially when she says such lovely things about us all as this!
“The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth; Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.”
Our beloved poet, Robert Burns was known for his love of our great country. So much so that he managed to capture its rugged landscape in many of his poems! To say thanks, we celebrate in his honour every January 25th on Burns Night.
“There are two seasons in Scotland, June and Winter.”
Comedian Billy Connelly is a native Scotsman who has often used his homeland as a basis for his jokes. Whilst we don’t think the weather here is a laughing matter, we do have to agree that at times it can seem like mother nature isn’t always kind to us here up north.
“The poetic side of me is Scottish.”
Born in Aberdeen in 1954, Annie Lennox may travel the world now, but she recognises how much her heritage has influenced her writing.
What a wise bunch of wordsmiths we are in Scotland. Whether it is proudly talking about our heritage, or perhaps sharing a spot of Scottish life. There is something to be said about being a proud Scot and we think that these people are more than proud to be from our beautiful country!