Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue was allowed to keep a traffic cone on his head by the local council because every time they removed it over the last 30 years a new one would appear within days costing them £10,000 a year to remove them.
With every bottle of Laphroaig Whisky, you are entitled to a lifetime lease on a plot of land in Scotland (1ft squared).
Barra Airport in Scotland is the only airport in the world where scheduled flights use a tidal beach as the runway, thus the flight schedule varies with the tides.
There’s an island in Scotland owned by Tibetan Buddhists because the previous owner had a dream in which the Virgin Mary told her to give it to them.
Pedi people (a tribe in South Africa) wear Scottish kilts. Citing oral history, the use of kilts dates to 1879. They say that’s when the tribe lost a battle because its warriors thought kilted Scots leading a British army were women and held their fire until realizing their mistake too late.
In 1313, 60 Scottish soldiers disguised as cows seized control of a castle held by the English.
The town of Larkhall, Scotland, hates the color green so much that their Subway is painted black instead.
People lived in caves in Scotland until 100 years ago when it was outlawed.
432 people own half the land in Scotland. However, Scotland has some of the best outdoor access laws in the world and pretty much all of the privately owned land is free to walk, cycle or camp on as long as the outdoor access code is followed (namely leaving no trace).