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.

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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

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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

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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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