Some are very accurate and some are just downright nonsensical.
For example, we apparently all have red hair, our most hunted animal is the Haggis – this was actually said to me when I was working in a Glasgow Hotel many years ago by an American tourist who I blankly stared back at not knowing if I was on some sort of candid camera show or not.
We scream the word 'Freedom' at any given opportunity and if it's not nailed down we'll fry it and eat it.
One stereotype however, is very true and it's one of my favourite things to do, we all love a good sing-song.
Now I'm not saying that we are all great singers but that doesn't stop us all getting up at a family party or the local karaoke belting out our favourite numbers like we were performing live at the SECC in front of thousands of adoring fans.
Take my mother for instance, a wonderful East End woman full of wisdom and wise words but who unfortunately thinks she is Patsy Cline's voice double and constantly insists on singing 'Crazy' at every family gathering.
My father is strategically placed in the front row waiting on his darling wife of 34 years to deliver the final line, "And I'm crazy for loving you," full of menace and with her finger pointing straight at him.
And each time we clap and cheer as if Patsy was in that wee house in Garrowhill belting it out.
That's why I jumped at the chance to help promote the new Scotland Sings campaign launch earlier this week in Glasgow.
Scotland Sings is Hands up for Trad's new project, designed to bring new participants and audiences together through singing.
Events are planned to take place across Scotland as part of the St Andrew's Day celebrations.
Scotland Sings exists to encourage people to sing.
Singing is apparently very good for you and it makes you smile.
The campaign is co-ordinating mass participation in singing projects across Scotland, inspiring new participants to get involved in existing community choirs in their area, while also providing the support required to start a new choir where none currently exists- all you need is a voice.
If you don't want to join a choir we want to encourage you to get out singing on your own or with a band at your local open mic night or at school.
For more details about Scotland Sings and how you can get involved, check out the website www.scotlandsings.co.uk
The campaign launches nationally from November 30 to December 2.
With Hallowe'en over for another year and my witch's broom and hat packed away along with my pumpkin carving tool kit and Monster Mash single, it's time to look forward to Guy Fawkes Night.
If you are looking for a fireworks night with a bang why not come along to the Drumchapel and West Winterfest Fireworks display on Monday.
Door open at 4.30pm and I'm opening up the festivities at 5pm with a 30-minute live set.
Entry is free so make sure you come along to Drumchapel Park for all the fun.