Getting in the Scottish Spirit

scotflagAs the Scottish go to the polls to decide whether they wish to be independent from Great Britain, peruse this list of Scottish favorites in our collection.

Outlander by Diana Galbaldon
Claire Randall is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon in 1945. She walks through a standing stone in an ancient stone circle and finds herself transported to war torn Scotland, 1743

Braveheart
A 1995 epic historical drama war film directed by and starring Mel Gibson that tells a fictionalized version of William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England.

Waverly by Sir Walter Scott
Waverly is the story of a young dreamer and English soldier, Edward Waverley, who is sent to Scotland in 1745. He journeys North from his aristocratic family home to the Scottish Lowlands and then into the Highlands and the heart of the 1745 Jacobite uprising and aftermath.

The Poetical Works of Burns by Robert Burns
Burns, the “ploughman poet,” writes about politics, history, Scottish nationalism, his loathing for social injustice and illicit affairs as easily as he does nature and beauty.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The mild-mannered scientist Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the twisted Mr. Hyde.

Trainspotting
A 1996 British crime comedy drama about a group of working-class junkies in Edinburgh directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald. Based on the book by Irvine Welsh.

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