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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Scotland?

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We asked people in Scotland if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"It is important to be aware of cultural differences when visiting Scotland. It is best to avoid making assumptions about Scottish culture and to be respectful of local customs. It is also important to be aware of the local language and to avoid using slang or colloquialisms that may be unfamiliar to the locals. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local dress code and to dress appropriately for the occasion. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local drinking culture and to drink responsibly," remarked another expat in Scotland.

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