Scotland is a land boasting a rich history full of unique customs and traditions.
For the game, the haggis must be made traditionally and is judged on the basis of distance and accuracy of the hurl.
The haggis skin must remain intact and be fit to eat after landing.
We have rounded up some of the most notable customs and traditions that can be experienced during a stay in one of our lovely Scottish holiday cottages.
One of Scotland’s greatest sporting traditions is the Highland Games.
Originating back to the 16th century, the kilt first appeared as a thick, woollen full-length garment, whose upper half could be worn over the head as a hood or as a cloak, draped over the shoulder.
It wasn’t until the late 17th or early 18th century that the knee-length kilt was developed, and was worn throughout the Highlands and northern Lowlands.
Parents considered astrological signs, lineage, alliances between families and financial benefits when they paired their children with others.
Though contemporary Korean dating norms have shifted away from parental matchmaking, parents still play a vital role at the end stages of courtship.
As a result, many couples met for the very first time on their wedding day -- sometimes at the marriage altar.
Contemporary customs don't frown upon relationships with the opposite sex, which allows couples to form more organically.
Originally it was invented as more of a practical joke by Robin Dunseath for the 1977 Gathering of the Clans in Edinburgh, and then used to raise funds for charity at Highland games.