2 words: Bagpipes & Drums. Where would we be without ’em. For me, when I hear them, especially live, I get chills. I’ve heard stories, not sure if they’re true or not, that in the “olden times” they used to send the pipe bands out in front of the other troops and as they began to play and march, the sight and sound of them would send the enemy running. That’s awesome.
Here for your listening & viewing pleasure:
Of course the infamous Amazing Grace on bagpipes (this from the movie Amazing Grace)
And lastly, Scotland the Brave, the other unofficial Scottish National Anthem
And now a funny Scottish family story. My Grandpa George McLean (rip) was known for his, er, shall we say, temper. As he got older things used to annoy him, especially younger people who would blast their rock & roll and rap music. So he used to say that he would pull up next to them, roll down his windows, and blast the pipes & drums as loud as his stereo would go! Cheers.