Scotland is an ancient amazing country that is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. The state has retained its independence and unconditional identity. The men's national dress of the Scots is interesting - a checkered red kilt and, of course, an inimitable bagpipe. Tourists love Scotland for its beautiful old castles, emerald fields and the smell of heather.
The Scots consider their Independence Day a holiday of fortitude, perseverance and perseverance in achieving a goal. These features perfectly characterize the representatives of this nation. Modern Scots remember the historical lesson they learned from the events of bygone days. The aggressive policy of England at that time and the absence of a strong authoritative leader led to the discontent of the people, tired of obeying.
Victory in a prolonged war would not have been possible without the cohesion of all sectors of Scotland's society. For many centuries, starting from the Middle Ages, this struggle lasted. Many people fell victim to the liberation campaign. Notable changes in the course of the War of Independence were made in 1306 by Robert the Bruce, whom the Scottish nobility proclaimed king.
The new ruler expelled British officials from Scotland, who ruled over everything in Bruce's country. In response to this step, Edward I sent an army, which inflicted considerable damage on the Scottish soldiers. But Robert the Bruce did not give up, but continued the fight, using the knowledge of the terrain and the courage of his warriors. In 1307, the king of England died.
His son, Edward II, was not distinguished by belligerence and strength, he could not compete with Bruce. On June 24, 1314, at the Battle of Bannockburn, he suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Scotland. It was this day that the Scots chose to celebrate independence from England. Robert the Bruce conquered his recent aggressor and even helped Ireland out of British yoke.
Despite the fact that peace was officially concluded on March 1, 1328, and Scotland is still part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, June 24 is the national and favorite holiday of the proud people. This is reflected in the culture and art of these states. There are many legends, legends, poems and ballads dedicated to the struggle of the Scots for independence.
Many tourists flock to Edinburgh to celebrate Scotland's Independence Day. The ancient imposing castles that abound in the area are decorated with flags and pennants. At night, the spectacular illumination of the ancient walls is turned on. All the settlements of Scotland, as one, on this summer day are filled with festively dressed joyful people. Theatrical groups prepare performances on the theme of the struggle for independence, orchestras with obligatory bagpipes pass through the streets of cities.
All Scottish men take out their kilts to show that they are proud people. Edinburgh turns into a theater stage on 24 June. Jugglers with torches, sword swallowers, mimes and singers perform in the city streets. The festivities do not stop at night, bright fireworks and laser light shows with spectacular pyrotechnics are too beautiful to sleep well.