Scottish traditions and culture feature in various ways in the Guinness World Records:
- On 30 December 2000, in Edinburgh, 1,914 people danced the largest Strip the Willow, as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.
- The largest Burns supper ever was held in Glasgow in 2015, with 645 guests.
- ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is one of the most frequently sung songs in English. Some of its words were written by Robert Burns himself.
The term “Fiddlers’ Rally” was coined in the early 1970s.
It was used to describe the public concert held during the annual Gaelic Mod for the competitors from the various fiddle societies from across Scotland. [Read more…]