1. Scottish men don't walk around in kilts all the time.
Kilts are for special occasions: We don't wander moodily around the countryside in them (sorry to burst your bubble, ladies), or wear them to do a big shop in ASDA.
2. Our food options aren't limited to deep-fried haggis.
3. And while we're on the topic, battered Mars bars aren't an integral part of our diet.
4. And "Scotch" eggs aren't actually Scottish.
5. We don't all live in grass-roofed huts.
6. We don't all live in a forest or beside a loch, either.
Just 211,340 people live in the Highlands; 1,069,800 live in Edinburgh or Glasgow. We clearly enjoy cramming ourself onto packed buses and paying too much rent.
7. We're not all pale and/or ginger.
8. We're not as drunk as you think we are.
9. Scots invented almost everything you enjoy.
10. Most of us can't actually play the bagpipes.
11. Scotland has three different languages.
12. But we don't all speak Gaelic.
13. We don't run around on mountainsides tossing cabers around.
Well, a few people up in the Highlands do, but it's not something you'll stumble upon people doing in an Edinburgh park. It'd be a health and safety nightmare.
14. We don't hate the English.
15. We're a nation of (sexy) romantics.
According to a 2012 survey we're more likely to be content with our relationship than the rest of the UK. So if you marry one of us, we'll stick around.
16. Scotland isn't in England (or Ireland).
17. Nessie doesn't exist.
18. You could fit the entire population of Scotland into Greater London, and still have some space left over.
London is home to 8.539 million people; Scotland has 5.295 million. We get to spread out over 78,387 km², while Londoners squeeze into 1,572 km². Suckers.