The Scottish song “The Highland Wedding” is played at almost all Scottish weddings.
After saying their vows, in either ancient Gaelic or modern English, the groom pins a strip of his clan’s tartan color to the bride’s dress symbolizing that she is now a part of his clan.
On the Sheltand and Orkney Isles in the far north, the locals speech is sprinkled with odd words which are remnants of an ancient Norse language called 'Norn' 'Scottish English', on the other hand, is spoken all over Scotland and there are a whole host of regional dialects and variations.
Although some of the traditions have been altered throughout time, many continue to be a central part of the Scottish wedding.
Bagpipes or a Gaelic hymn are played as the wedding couple walks down the aisle to the alter.
There are so many Scottish customs and traditions that we can only touch the surface here.
But people from all four corners of the globe know that we are nation rich in history and culture, and many of our traditions have been adopted throughout the world.
Furthermore, citizens have a choice to wear undergarments or not.
The typical Scottish wedding is filled with many traditions dating as far back as the thirteenth century.
You'll find that the Scots are independent, practical, feisty, tough and proud...
but they're also sentimental, superstitious, spiritual, generous, friendly and gregarious. Check out our All About Scottish People page to get all the insider info. Well, that depends on exactly where they live, and what their ancestry is.
Scottish kilts became prevalent in the 1720s when the British military adopted them as their formal attire; however, they first appeared in 1575.
Each clan has a specific tartan, the pattern on the material, color of kilt.
The same cannot be said about Scottish men, I'm afraid.