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13 places around the world fiercely proud of their Scottish links

Although Scotland is quite small, it has had a big impact all over the world.

Descendants of Scots still proudly champion the country’s tradition and ceremony, with bagpipes, tartan and Scottish food on the menu. From Barbados and Canada to Australia and New York, there are plenty places that are very proud of their Scottish links.

Bagpipes, kilts and strong local dialects shape the culture of the 200 inhabitants of Gurro, an Italian village in the Italian region of Piedmont.

5. Gurro, Italy

Bagpipes, kilts and strong local dialects shape the culture of the 200 inhabitants of Gurro, an Italian village in the Italian region of Piedmont.
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Japan has had a long relationship with Scotland going back 150 years, including links with both nation's booming whisky industry.

6. Japan

Japan has had a long relationship with Scotland going back 150 years, including links with both nation's booming whisky industry.
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New York's Tartan Week, which attracts tens of thousands of people to the Tartan Day march each year, celebrates the historic links between Scotland and the United States.

7. New York

New York's Tartan Week, which attracts tens of thousands of people to the Tartan Day march each year, celebrates the historic links between Scotland and the United States.
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Since the arrival of the first wave of settlers in 1622, Nova Scotians have maintained their Scottish roots, with their flag bearing familiar symbols.

8. Nova Scotia, Canada

Since the arrival of the first wave of settlers in 1622, Nova Scotians have maintained their Scottish roots, with their flag bearing familiar symbols.
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