Scotland A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiuette Culture Shock Scotland

Scotland A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiuette Culture Shock Scotland➮ [Read] ➪ Scotland A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiuette Culture Shock Scotland By Jamie Grant ➺ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This bestselling series of culture etiuette guides covering countless destinations around the globe provides a sympathetic fun filled crash course on the dos don'ts in foreign cultures and is designed This bestselling series of culture etiuette guides covering Survival Guide PDF ✓ countless destinations around the globe provides a sympathetic fun filled crash course on the dos don'ts in foreign cultures and is designed to enlighten inform Scotland A Kindle - through topics like language food entertaining social customs festivals much. This book is not a bad read but I didn't find it very informative It is very basic and only useful for people who do not know anything at all about the UK or even Northwest Europe in the first placeBesides the author doesn't know his geography and history Here are a few blatant mistakes I notedOn p vi in the introduction it says Scotland may remain part of Great Britain England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland but it has always been a country apart How can a British citizen not know the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain ? Northern Ireland has never been part of Great Britain These are different islandsOn pp 3 and 19 the author says countries such as North America Since when is North America a country ?On p7 the author explains that sunset in the Shetland Islands can be as late as 1100 pm in July after having told of his experience of watching the sun set well after midnight in the Shetland Islands in July on p3 After double checking this on the Internet the sun doesn't set later than 1030 pm in the Shetland Islands So both statements are wrong How can you trust a guy who already lies about his personal experiences in the first pages of the book ?On p9 Jamie Grant writes If you travel north to the Western Isles you'll find yourself in old Viking country with the settlements remains in Jarlshof in Shetland and lurid Viking graffiti on the even older burial site of Maes Howe in Orkney There are three mistakes in a single sentence The Western Isles are the Outer Hebrides not Shetland and Orkney Jarlshof is a Bronze Age site and Maeshowe is a Neolithic one Neither have anything to do with the Vikings On p10 Mr Grant claims that the Picts were the first inhabitants of Scotland This is totally wrong once again The Picts were a Late Iron Age people while the British Isles have been settled since the Mesolithic at least 9000 years before the Picts came to ScotlandOn p11 the author gets his history all mixed up again when he wonders at how the kingdom of Scotia survived the early Middle Ages while They were constantly under threat by Viking raiding along the coast from their northern base in Orkney as well as the Roman Britons and the Anglos in the South First of all there has never been an ancient 'kingdom of Scotia' Secondly the Vikings were not contemporary of the Roman Britons at all They only arrived three centuries after Roman culture was wiped out of England by the Anglo SaxonsFortunately not all the book is like that but it's enough to get a bad impression right from the onset While definitely written for people interested in moving to Scotland large sections on buying housesrenting apartments and how to run a business there I still found it a fun insight into the culture and history of Scotland I think my favorite part was the culture uiz at the end which served as a fun what would you do and helped recap what you learned in the book

Scotland A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiuette Culture
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Scotland A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiuette Culture Shock Scotland
  • Jamie Grant
  • English
  • 16 September 2016
  • 9780761456759