Cultureshock! Scotland

Overview

CultureShock! Scotland provides a fresh look at this country of contrasts. Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book will guide you on how to settle seamlessly in Scotland, the land renowned for its kilts, ceilidh dances, haggis, and its great outdoors. Discover what the Scots are truly like, what matters to them and how you can fit into this generous and warm society. Find, out more about the nuts and bolts of making your home in Scotland, how to choose the right accommodation, how to brave the ...
See more details below
Paperback
$14.37
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$15.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $10.36   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

CultureShock! Scotland provides a fresh look at this country of contrasts. Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book will guide you on how to settle seamlessly in Scotland, the land renowned for its kilts, ceilidh dances, haggis, and its great outdoors. Discover what the Scots are truly like, what matters to them and how you can fit into this generous and warm society. Find, out more about the nuts and bolts of making your home in Scotland, how to choose the right accommodation, how to brave the erratic weather, and even how to set up your own business. Scotland offers much fun and many distractions as well, and the book highlights some of these exciting activities, such as the famous Edinburgh festival for some great performance arts and the favorite Scottish pastimes-fishing and golf. CultureShock! Scotland is your all-encompassing guide to finding your way in Scotland and making the country your own.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents


Introduction     vi
Acknowledgements     x
Dedication     xi
Map of Scotland     xii
First Impressions     1
A Wee Nip in the Air     2
A True Scotsman     3
The Country that Time Forgot     3
Big Country     3
Overview of the Land and History     5
Scot-Land     6
History     8
The Scottish Parliament     25
'I' is for Independence     26
Flags and Anthems     28
Religion     29
The Scots     31
Popular Scottish Stereotypes     32
Divided We Stand     38
So What Makes Them Tick?     44
Traditions     45
Fitting In     49
Pace of Life     50
Perceptions of Strangers     50
Manners     51
Going Out     58
Key Rituals     60
Homosexuality     65
Settling In     66
Visas and Work Permits     67
A Roof for the Night     69
Rented Accommodation     72
Buying Your Own Home     73
Telephones     78
Internet     78
Number Crunching     79
Transportation     79
Around Town     83
Driving in Scotland     84
The Colour of Money     87
Post     88
Crime     90
The Welfare State     91
Entertainment for Children     94
Education     94
Shopping     97
Food and Entertaining     99
Meals     100
Haggis'n Clapshot     105
The Gravy Train     106
Doughnut Heaven     107
Pudding     109
Eat, Drink and Be Merry     111
Food Shopping     112
Whisky     112
Entertaining     117
Leisure and Entertainment     119
Music     120
Dance     122
Clubs     124
Art     124
Theatre     126
Literature     129
The Press     132
Television     134
Calendar of Festivals and Holidays     134
The Great Outdoors     137
Fishing      148
Golf is Great     153
Shinty     160
The Highland Games     160
Tossing the Cowpat     161
Snow Lines     161
Do You Ken?     163
Gaelic     164
Speak Scots     166
Swearing in Scots     168
Hot Conversation Tips     169
Body Language     171
Doing Business     173
The Economy     174
Social Customs At Work     175
Parlez Vous Anglais?     178
Stress     179
Job Hunting     179
Business in Scotland     182
Employees' Rights     183
The Tax Man     186
Setting Up Your Own Business     188
Fast Facts     197
Famous People     200
Modern Day Celebrities     203
Acronyms     205
Places of Interest     205
Culture Quiz     208
Do's and Don'ts     215
Glossary     218
Resource Guide     226
Further Reading     233
About the Author     240
Index     241
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)