The Scots are well known for their competitive nature and passion for sports- after all, they invented football, golf, the rugby sevens and, of course, the Highland Games. All of which you can do anywhere in Scotland, both in leisure centres with your mates or by joining local teams. One of the best activities to be sure to do whilst studying an English course in Scotland, are mountain biking and hiking whilst completely immersed in the incredible views tall over the country! Other than hiking, nature offers you other sports on its lochs and rivers: sailing, fishing and all kinds of water sports. This is a great way to make friends and practice your new English language skills.
If you’re a student looking for something a bit more metropolitan, Scotland has 7 main cities; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling, Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth. These cities are all very cosmopolitan and have great public transport systems for getting around. If you want to love outside of the city you’re studying in for a quieter lifestyle, there are many towns and villages that are within an hour’s public transport commute to the cities. Scottish cities are lively and full of attractive, student-friendly bars, clubs and some of the best music venues, and the huge events that run throughout the year, such as the summer rock festival T in the Park and the world famous New Years Eve street party, are definitely not to be missed. In Scottish cities you can spend your days lounging in cosy cafés, warm pubs and delicious restaurants, soaking up the local history & culture, as well as experiencing the famed shopping areas with everything from vintage boutiques to designer stores.
Putting aside your stereotypical mental image of tartan kilts and bagpipes, there is much more to living in Scotland than you might think. One theme that remains throughout the whole country is it’s great history and heritage, and not just the tiresome kind of history. Every region is home to many heritage sites that take you around fascinating architecture and buildings, relive battles and the rise and falls of monarchy, as well as hikes through the amazing countryside and it’s historic remains. You’ll discover bits of history absolutely everywhere in Scotland, and being able to join in on some of its fantastic traditions and quirky customs is great fun.
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Lets take a look at some fun facts about the internationaldestinations we offer Language Courses
English has not always been the first language. From 1066 to 1362 the official language was French. Thats a period of almost 300 years.
"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch" is a real place in Wales and is believed to be the longest place name in the world.
In 1860 the oldest of the 4 major golf tournaments was created at Preswick golf club in Ayshire making the Scottish Open the oldest golf competition in the world. The famous claret jug however was not the original trophy, the original winners prize was a a leather belt with a silver buckle
The Irish consume a whooping 131.1 litres of beer per year, only the Czechs consume more beer per year than the Irish so make sure you have a solid breakfast before you hit the pubs.
Thomas Edison was not the original creator of the light bulb. In fact Englishman Joseph Swan created the original electric light, he later set up a partnership with Edison to perfect his invention.
The Welsh flag is the only party of the United Kingdom not to be represented on the Union Flag.
Scotland has only 6 major cities Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling.
The smallest person in history was Irish. Raymond O'Brien was only one foot eleven inches tall.