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11 Times Google Autocomplete Was Extremely Wrong About Scotland

How dare you say that about Ayr, Google?

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1. Excuse us, Google, but Scots certainly aren't ugly.

Just feast your eyes on this guy...

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...and this ex-Doctor's assistant.

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2. Oh, so you think Glasgow sucks, do you?

Well it's actually damn fine.

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And perfectly clean, thank you very much.

It is quite rainy though: We'll give you that.
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It is quite rainy though: We'll give you that.

3. Edinburgh is boring, you say?

Guess you haven't heard of a little thing called the Edinburgh Festival?

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Yawn.

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4. Stupid, Google? Hardly.

This is Scottish scientist Alexander Graham Bell. He invented a minor thing called the telephone.

You probably haven't heard of it.
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You probably haven't heard of it.

And your Street View cars wouldn't get far without tarmac roads like these:

Invented by "stupid" Scottish engineer John Loudon McAdam in 1820.
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Invented by "stupid" Scottish engineer John Loudon McAdam in 1820.

5. Scottish food is bad, Google? Are you sure?

Edinburgh has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants of any city in the UK apart from London.

This is a blood orange and rhubarb tiramisu with rhubarb sorbet from The Kitchin.
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This is a blood orange and rhubarb tiramisu with rhubarb sorbet from The Kitchin.

6. Apparently the Scottish Highlands are "cold".

Not all the time, Google.

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We have summer too, you know.

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7. You think Edinburgh is dirty. Hmm.

Well take a look at this:

We give those cliffs a thorough wipe down every day.
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We give those cliffs a thorough wipe down every day.

And our beaches aren't bad either.

Not a jobby in sight.
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Not a jobby in sight.

8. Aberdeen is a dump?

O rly, Google?

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No, you're totally right: Who would want to live here?

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9. Dundee is a hole. Are you sure about that?

It certainly doesn't look very hole-like here:

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Or here:

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10. Hey, Google: There's no need to get personal.

Anyway, Ayr certainly isn't a dump.

It's absolutely lovely.
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It's absolutely lovely.

And neither is the surrounding coast.

This is the Heads of Ayr. No junkies here, dirty or otherwise.
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This is the Heads of Ayr. No junkies here, dirty or otherwise.

11. You might think Scotland is boring and cold, Google, but we just proved that isn't true.

Well, ok, it can get a little bit cold occasionally...

Abriachan Waterfall, by Loch Ness.
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Abriachan Waterfall, by Loch Ness.

...but who cares when winter is this beautiful?

Loch Lubnaig.
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Loch Lubnaig.

In short, Google, we've only got one thing to say to you:

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You can stick your autocomplete results where the sun doesn't shine.