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When English was introduced and Scottish English developed, it borrowed heavily not only from Gaelic but also from Scandinavian, Dutch, and French. In the 15th and 16th centuries, when Scotland had close ties to France, French was a literary language of precision and grace, and it was the language of Mary Queen of Scots, who spoke no Gaelic at all. After the Scottish court moved to England in 1603, Scottish English was looked on as a rather awkward dialect. As the centuries progressed, the ancient and complex Gaelic diminished in importance, partly because the British government’s deliberate policy was to make English the language of all Britain.
Bruce’s classical style can be seen at Kinross House and the courtyard at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Smith’s preference was Palladian. The Palladian neoclassical style was further developed by William Adam, father of famous architects Robert Adam (1728–92) and James Adam (1730–94). The so-called Adam style of design is known for light, decorative reworking of Greek and Roman classical motifs. Robert Adam’s work can be seen at Mellerstain. Handsome examples of the later design of this fine artist can best be viewed at Culzean Castle.
The most visited are in the Inner Hebrides, Skye and Mull. In all, the Hebrides contain about 500 islands, the Orkneys consisting of only 90. 6 S COT L A N D I N B O O K S , F I L M & M U S I C BOOKS Scottish Art 1460–1990, by Duncan Macmillan, is an expensive book, so many devotees will prefer to check it out of a library. But it is perhaps the definitive statement on Scottish paintings and includes some 350 plates, mostly in color. Written by an art historian and curator at the University of Edinburgh, it depicts Scottish art—“filled with vibrancy and originality”—from the royal miniatures of James IV’s court to romantic landscapes to today’s generation devoted to explosive experimentation.