24 Facts You'll Only Get Your Head Around After You Leave Scotland
"Miss you, hen."
Not every country has acres of ancient forests.
Or mountains that stretch for miles.
The words "hen", "doll", and "pal" aren't an integral part of people's vocabulary elsewhere.
It turns out that this is winter wear.
Encountering other Scots when you're away is the most emotional experience you'll ever have.
Our attractions are quirkier than you ever realised.
Scottish food is generally (and very hurtfully) considered to be a bit grim.
But Scottish people are basically treated like celebs.
Though the constant requests to "say something Scottish" wear a bit thin after a while.
Weird Scottish news has ruined you for life.
And nobody finds your anecdotes about meeting Scottish celebs as cool as you do.
Other countries don't have proper seasons.
Although that does mean that camping trips elsewhere aren't Bear Grylls-style exercises in survival.
Stone cottages, quaint villages, and sandstone tenements aren't a regular sight in other places.
You should never have taken casual, everyday friendliness for granted.
Or a reasonably priced roll and bacon.
Speaking of which, you'll also discover that breakfasts aren't really a thing anywhere else.
You'll be genuinely shocked at how little other people know (or seem to care) about Scotland.
You miss being able to escape the hustle and bustle and lose yourself in an empty landscape.
You'll also pine for the awe-inspiring sight of the Northern Lights flickering overhead.
And also (and more importantly) for Irn-Bru.
But most of all, you'll realise just how much you truly love this sign.
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