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HELLO! MY NAME IS PATRICK AND I LIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, WHERE I WORK AS A CIVIL ENGINEER AND I’M ALSO AN AMATEUR POET IN MY SPARE TIME. I MOVED TO SCOTLAND ABOUT 9 YEARS AGO FROM ITALY AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. SOME PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THE RAINY WEATHER BUT IT’S THIS TYPE OF WEATHER WHICH ALLOWS THIS REGION TO BE SO LUSH AND GREEN. WHENEVER I HAVE THE CHANCE I TAKE MY CAR TO THE COUNTRYSIDE AND I GO EXPLORE THE MANY LAKES AND VALLEYS AROUND EDINBURGH.

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  • Patrick Sacco
  • 2018.04.26
  • Scottish traditional dances
  • The traditional Scottish dances are social dances that involve groups or pairs of dancers who follow certain patterns progressively according to the choreography. Although it is considered a popular folk dance, it has its origins in the wealthy Renaissance.
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  • 2018.04.12
  • Isle of Skye: an island within an island
  • They say that the Isle of Skye is a miniature Scotland, and that visiting it gives a feeling that almost meets all that is being sought after in Scotland. Without a doubt it is ambitious and exaggerated to affirm this so bluntly, but it portrays to a certain extent what we are going to find in the fields of Scotland.
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  • 2018.04.02
  • A little bit of Royal History at the Edinburgh Castle
  • One of the most famous Scottish castles is the Edinburgh Castle, which stands on top of an extinct volcano near the centre of the city and which overlooks the surrounding landscape. In what is considered a true national symbol are kept some authentic treasures: the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and the Honours of Scotland (this is the collective name used to designate the crown, sceptre and sword of the Insignia of Scotland).
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  • 2018.03.20
  • Glasgow, the heart of Scottish music
  • The links between Glasgow and music are endless: between Glasgow, the underground scene, and Glasgow, the capital of folk music, there is a whole world of melodies and notes that you cannot miss.
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  • 2018.03.06
  • AN ADVENTURE ATOP THE CITY: ARTHUR’S SEAT
  • Arthur's Seat is like the castle of Edinburgh, you cannot really miss it when you arrive in this city, not even during a rainy or foggy day. Arthur's Seat is the place to go to have the best view of the city, of course you can also have a very pretty view from Edinburgh’s castle or from Calton Hill, but this one is by far my favourite.
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  • 2018.02.20
  • Charming cemeteries
  • I know, I know, the title is a bit scary but don’t be scared! I have a real passion for Scottish cemeteries and I find them incredibly relaxing and not at all eerie. I am attracted by small cemeteries overlooking the sea, with their lopsided headstones, the green grass and the plants that grow around them, even better if they stand near a small church partially in ruins and Scotland is full of them.
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  • 2018.02.06
  • The Scottish Language
  • Perhaps you speak English very well, you watched hundreds of movies and TV series, until you got to the point when you do not need subtitles anymore.
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  • 2018.01.23
  • One country or two?
  • Although I don’t particularly like talking about politics, I think it’s possible to touch some topics without expressing a personal opinion about them.I noticed that we often talk about Scottish Independence but then few know why Scotland wants to be independent and few people abroad are aware of the current situation here.
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  • 2018.01.10
  • The Kelpies of Falkirk
  • Today I wish to talk to you a little bit about a curious place I came across when I used to work in Stirling.One day, before returning home from Stirling, I took a short trip to see the famous Scottish Kelpies, near the town of Falkirk. The place was majestic, quiet and absolutely impressive. The air was crisp and the area was enchanting.
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  • 2017.12.20
  • Art for all, all for art
  • The National Gallery of Scotland is an art gallery located in Edinburgh and is predominantly a private collections’ museum meaning that most art works on display here were donated by private collectors over time as part of a charity donation. The entrance to the museum is free of charge but donations are gladly accepted and they go to charity.
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  • 2017.12.08
  • Glen Coe, a pearl between the Highlands
  • Glen Coe is the absolute Scottish gem and it’s the most amazing natural ‘playground’ for all Scots who like the outdoors. Close enough to Scotland’s main cities and towns but ‘far enough’ to be uncontaminated and lush, this place is a favourite destination for weekend getaways even if it never gets too crowded.
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  • 2017.11.27
  • Dynamic Earth to discover our planet
  • Located in the emblematic capital of Scotland, Dynamic Earth is one of the leading and most prestigious conference venues in the United Kingdom. This amazing place welcomes visitors from all over the world for a wide range of events including business meetings, gala dinners and fundraising events and it offers state-of-the-art conference facilities and a professional staff of event organizers.
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  • 2017.09.28
  • Bobby - a Scottish hero
  • I love dogs and I know that in Japan you have a famous dog named Hachiko, who waited for his master for over 9 years and to whom they dedicated a bronze statue in the Shibuya station.
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  • 2017.08.29
  • Scottish breeds
  • Scotland can be classified as one of the most biodiverse regions of the UK and Europe and its enormous variety of landscapes facilitates the life of thousands of species who can enjoy protection from both inhabitants and institutions, all aware of the importance of conservation and its role in the future of this region.
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  • 2017.08.15
  • The thistle – Scotland’s national flower
  • England has the rose, Wales the narcissus, Ireland the clover and Scotland ... the thistle.According to Scottish people, nothing symbolizes Scotland better than this humble weed. But how did it become the proud emblem of an entire nation?
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  • 2017.08.01
  • The Enchanted Forest
  • This year the company I work for is participating in the preparation of the Enchanted Forest Festival providing some assistance in the special effects of what is perhaps the most prestigious Scottish show of lights and sounds.
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  • 2017.05.01
  • Wedding traditions in Scotland
  • Scottish weddings are not like other weddings around the UK.There are specific traditions and customs involved in these rites and Scots also have superstitions regarding their wedding day.
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  • 2017.04.20
  • Stirling, a weekend away
  • Stirling is a popular weekend destination for Edinburgers (it’s a funny name I give to people living in Edinburgh, do you like it?) and it has always been a strategic point
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