Typically Scottish? Our readers think differently.

Scottish misconceptions: 10 things that people think are typically Scottish, but actually aren't

We asked our readers what things are thought of as typically Scottish, but actually aren’t. Here is what they said.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 5:00 pm

We decided to ask our readers what they thought were the most common misconceptions about Scotland and Scots – and they certainly didn’t hold back.

Some can be frustratingly inaccurate, others are so far off the mark you really have to wonder how they even became associated with Scotland.

The misspelling of some of our finest exports, ‘famous Scottish sayings’ that few of us actually say, and established actors that have taken on the Scottish accent and failed – there were plenty of Scottish misconceptions that our readers wanted to set the record straight on.

So, without further ado, here are what our readers thought were the 10 things people think are typically Scottish, but actually aren’t.

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