Alexander Graham Bell is generally regarded as one of the greatest inventors of the 19th and 20th century and is best remembered for inventing the telephone.
If, as Sir Winston Churchill said, "We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us", then Scotland's architect's past and present can be credited with shaping our nation.
There's a long history of internationally acclaimed Scottish artists that stretches back hundreds of years. From the portraits of Henry Raeburn, to the distinctive designs of the Glasgow Boys and the success of contemporary Scottish artists such as Jack Vettriano and Peter Howson.
As Scotland begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan this month – we look at the emergence of the sport in Japan and the integral part Scotland has played in its development.
It could be argued that, for Burns, the lassies tended to be a fatal attraction. However, the legacy is in a canon of love poetry that spans the range of emotions from celebration of physical intimacy, through the pain of loss and separation, to the celebration of enduring friendship.