The culture of Scotland
refers to the patterns of human activity and symbolism associated with
Scotland and the Scottish people. Some elements of Scottish culture,
such as its separate national church, are protected in law, as agreed in
the Treaty of Union and other instruments.
Scottish art incorporates art made in Scotland or about Scottish
subjects since prehistoric times. It also includes art made in
predecessor states, within the present-day boundaries of Scotland, and
also art made by Scottish people in other locations. It forms a
distinctive tradition within European art, but the political union with
England has led its partial subsumation in British art.