16 Incredible Facts You Did Not Know About Scotland

5Redheads

Redheads are known to be gorgeous and where else to find redheads other than Scotland? Scotland has the highest percentage of redheads in their population. 13% are redheads and 40% of the population has the recessive gene. Scottish people are very attractive with their red hair and fair skin.

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6The raincoat

It would surprise you to know that the raincoat was actually invented in Scotland. This was obviously due to the wet climate of Scotland. It was invented in 1824 by Charles Macintosh, a chemist from Glasgow. The raincoat is still referred to as a ‘Mac’ in the UK.

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7Skara Brae

The Skara Brae is located on the Scottish Isle of Orkney. This Neolithic structure consists of 8 stone houses that are estimated to have been occupied from around 3180 BC to 2500 BC. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is Europe’s most complete Neolithic structure. It is called “the Scottish Pompeii” and is older than the Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids!

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8Great Minds

In the departments of science and of literature, Scotland has contributed greatly. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Byron, and Sir Walter Scott are all Scottish. We have all read their works. Some of the great Scottish inventors were Alexander Fleming (penicillin), Alexander Graham Bell (the telephone) and John Logie Baird (the television).

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