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Colors of Motherwell - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The citizens of Motherwell are very friendly. They are proud of their national identity. They highlight their dissimilarity from English people in all possible ways. These differences are reflected in all spheres of regional culture. Unusual food traditions, love of national costumes and traditional music, beautiful historic festivals and holidays dedicated to important events are just some of the special cultural traditions.
Motherwell is an amazing city in Scotland and an excellent place for a vacation. If you travel with children, they will be impressed by the city too. There are a lot of entertainment … Open
The main symbols of regional culture that unite many Scottish cities are traditional costumes. You can see men in colorful checked skirts and women in traditional outfits at any city festival. In Motherwell, traditional clothes are some of the most popular souvenirs that can be bought in many specialty shops. Remarkably, the modern type of a kilt is very different from its historical analog. On holidays, you can see people in old traditional costumes.
The other bright symbol of ethnic culture is the bagpipe. It is one of the most complex and most inimitable musical instruments in the world. For the first time, the locals started to plat bagpipe in the 14th century but this musical instrument is still popular. It is difficult to learn to play bagpipe. Tourists can take such lessons and visit folk bands’ concerts. Copyright
Motherwell will impress gourmets who have long dreamed of tasting the traditional Scottish cuisine. The regional cuisine is distinguished by the diversity of ordinary and nourishing dishes. … Open
Another interesting tradition that has survived until today is highland games. In the early Middle Ages, the locals organized interesting contests to try their strength and dexterity. Today, club throwing and other unusual competitions are regularly held in Motherwell. Everyone can take part in them. In recent years, such competitions have become a popular tourist attraction but still have some historic charm.
Special food traditions of the region are an integral part of local culture. The locals prefer plain and nourishing dishes. Here, you can hardly find unusual delicacies in a classic menu. In the city and its surroundings, there are a lot of farms where meat is produced and poultry is reared.
The main historic symbol of Motherwell is the old Motherwell Cathedral. It is a bishop’s residence that annually attracts thousands of pilgrims from different countries. The cathedral … Open
In a warm period, tourists can visit many farms and take themed tours to value all the charms of country life. They can learn to take care of domestic animals, watch the production process of high-quality products, walk in the picturesque woods, and search for delicious berries. In the surroundings of Motherwell, there are several big apiaries. Honey is sold at all city fairs. If you can’t visit the city in summer, you can get acquainted with regional food traditions when visiting city markets and groceries. Local honey, fruit and berry jam, and different meat delicacies are popular gifts.
Motherwell lives a peaceful and sedate life. It can be hardly called a typical tourist city. The locals prefer spending time with family. There are a lot of visitors in city bars and pubs only in the evening. At the weekend, the citizens prefer spending time in the countryside. Outdoor recreation is their favorite pastime. In summer, several big golf centers are open in Motherwell. Their main visitors are exactly local people.
In the immediate surroundings of Motherwell, there is the big M&D's Amusement Park. It is one of the largest and most interesting amusement parks in Scotland. One day won’t be enough … Open
The citizens also like fishing. This kind of hobby is family entertainment. Traditionally, the locals can go fishing at any time of the year. One of the most prestigious entertainments here is catching salmonids. Active tourists can order a fishing trip. It is also a good opportunity to admire natural beauties. The indigenous people’s love of nature is relevant not only for the suburban area, but also for the city. In Motherwell, strict control over street cleanliness is established. Much attention is paid to the improvement of city parks and squares. The picturesque city with rich culture will charm you with its inimitable atmosphere.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Motherwell
♥   Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Motherwell, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Mungo’s Cathedral, Glasgow, 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow, 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley, 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St Blaan and St Laurence, Dunblane, 45.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Margaret of Scotland, Ayr, 52.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Motherwell
♥   Castle 'Cadzow Castle' Strathclyde, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bothwell Castle' Strathclyde, 6.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Craignethan Castle' Strathclyde, 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Polnoon Castle' , 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Skipness Castle' Strathclyde, 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Crookston Castle' Strathclyde, 23 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Crookston Castle' , 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Motherwell

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