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People and Society of Scotland

If you’re expecting to enter a pastoral, sleepy land of kilt-clad, bagpipe playing Anglo Saxons, then think again.

Scots today maintain an identity independent of England, but do so without being separatist or aggressively nationalist. The natives speak English here.

A far cry from their sometimes-reserved English brethren, Scots are a friendly and hearty people with few pretensions. Give the often-coarse Scottish accent a few days to grow on you, and you will soon begin to feel the warmth of these people and the invitations of the landscape.

Scotland today has a noticeable population of immigrants from various Asian countries such as India, Pakistan and China. These communities have assimilated themselves very well into the Scottish mainstream. Young Scots are far more cosmopolitan than their traditional parents, and certainly know how to live life in the fast lane. An upsurge in the number of bars and nightclubs and an increasing degree of sexual liberation and permissiveness characterize the changing social trends that are sweeping Scotland today…

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