Scotland's culture can be traced back almost a thousand years and it's just as alive today as it has ever been. From the ancient clans of the 12th century, each generation has added their own cultural thumbprint, creating a unique and vibrant country.

Year of Scotland in Australia 2020

2020 is officially the ‘Year of Scotland in Australia’. To celebrate, we're producing a series of articles throughout the year to highlight some of the amazing events taking place, as well as looking at some of the connections that bind our two countries in friendship

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From Celtic music to pop and rock, Scotland is home to a wealth of internationally-renowned bands and musicians currently gracing stages, stereos and soundtracks around the world.

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Stunning mountains, rugged landscapes, gothic castles and unspoilt wilderness – it's no wonder the Scottish film industry attracts some of the world's leading filmmakers and television producers.

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The history of internationally-acclaimed Scottish artists stretches back hundreds of years. From Henry Raeburn, to the the 'Glasgow Boys' and contemporary artists such as Jack Vettriano and Peter Howson.

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Scotland's reputation in the fashion industry is impressive. From our traditional Highland dress to the contemporary designers currently gracing the catwalks and glossy pages of countless fashion magazines.

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From professional, amateur and community performance companies, to dedicated festivals (including the world's largest arts festival) - It's safe to say that Scotland is the ideal location to soak up the arts!

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From medieval crofts and castles to Victorian tenements, industrial conversions and contemporary buildings. The history of Scotland's architecture is an interesting and varied timeline of design and creativity.

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Scottish museums and galleries are a veritable treasure trove of inspiration, home to some of the most coveted art and artifacts in the world.

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For centuries, Scottish writing has been at the forefront of world literature and has shaped and influenced some of the greatest writers to have ever put pen to paper.

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Scotland's impact on the world of sport is massive. We can lay claim to the invention, or early development, of a number of popular sports - including football, golf, hockey, rugby and tennis.

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The world has been revolutionised time and time again by great Scottish inventors. From the TV and penicillin, to tidal energy turbines, our passion for innovation has advanced industry throughout history.

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English is the main language spoken in Scotland today and has been the since the 18th Century. However, there are a wide range of different accents and dialects spoken across the country.

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Scotland has been handing down its traditions for close to a thousand years now. But they are not something sterile in a cold museum. They are vibrant, living things, constantly growing and evolving.

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