Those who've read some of my previous travel posts already know that we consider cemeteries to be major tourist attractions. Ornate marble tombs and over the top life-sized weeping angels are what we crave when we visit. (See blog entry on Kerepesi in Budapest)
So you'll understand why we were disappointed with Scotland's churchyards. To tell you the truth, the're boring.
But I believe that the best way to learn about a culture is to see how they bury their dead. So, even though the graves and tombstones aren't particularily entertaining, they do seem to reinforce one of the sterotypes about the nature of the Scots.
Scots are thrifty.
Case in point - they don't waste stone on multiple family members. One stone will do just fine, thank you very much...for several generations.