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21 Things Scotland Has That The Rest Of The World Needs To Get In 2016

Pie vending machines and two days off after New Year, for a start.

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2. Draught Irn-Bru in McDonald's.

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Our fizzy, caffeinated orange nectar is the perfect accompaniment to fried food; every single McDonald's in the world should sell it.


3. Not to mention Irn-Bru ice cream lollies.

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Churned in Scotland from girders.

4. A truly sensible (and fair) method of queueing.

If we're waiting, we form one queue and have the person at the front go to the next available space. Boom: No more anger that another queue is going more quickly.

5. Pie vending machines

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Filled with lovely Scottish baked treats, like Scotch pies, bridies, and sausage rolls.

7. Porridge vans

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Sod ice cream vans: Scots like to stay warm, and what's warmer (or more delicious) than porridge? If you ask nicely, the Stoats crew will even add a splash of whisky.


9. Buses that only accept exact change.

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It's a bit annoying until you get used to it, but it helps the buses run on time, and everyone's happier as a result.


13. And the option to add chips to almost every meal you buy.

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"Stick some chips on the side of that salad, pal."

14. Ceilidh dancing BuzzFeed

Callers tell you exactly what to do, so you don't have to worry about your moves. It's great exercise too, and there's always a chance someone will fall on their arse.

15. Highers

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Never mind A-levels or International Baccalaureates: Highers are where it's at. There are loads more available subjects for one thing, including Mechatronics.

16. Munchy boxes

OK, so they're not exactly healthy, but every country needs its signature drunk food, and ours is basically every single drunk food in existence – in a pizza box.

19. This amazing way of helping the homeless.

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Social Bite is a Scottish café chain where customers can pre-pay for a homeless person's lunch at the same time as buying their own. They also provide employment to homeless people. George Clooney visited the Edinburgh branch in 2015.

21. And, most importantly, a sense of humour.

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