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How many flags form the Union Jack, the composed national flag of the United Kingdom?
3. The flag is composed of the red cross of St George of the Kingdom of England, the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland, and the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland.
What is a "sporran"?
A pouch. The sporran, a traditional part of the male Scottish Highland dress, is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocketless kilt. Made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is chosen to complement the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, conventionally positioned in front of the groin of the wearer.
What is the name of the Scottish National Church?
Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the national church of Scotland.The Church of Scotland's governing system is presbyterian which means that no one person or group within the Church has more influence or say than any other. Its supreme rule of faith and life is through the teachings of the Bible.
What is that Scottish horse breed called?
Clydesdale. The Clydesdale is a breed of draught horse named for and derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, a county in Scotland. The breed was originally used for agriculture and haulage, and is still used for draught purposes today, most notably the Budweiser Clydesdales. The breed's distinguishing feature is an extensive feathering on their lower legs.
Who was Kelpie in Celtic culture?
horse. Kelpie, or water horse, is the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse, but is able to adopt human form. Almost every sizeable body of water in Scotland has an associated kelpie story, but the most extensively reported is that of Loch Ness.
Where was the creator of Peter Pan from?
Scotland. Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright. He is best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them.