All about Scotland and Independence

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This is a presentation I have been giving for local Educational Institutes in the Barcelona region. It focuses on Scotland, it´s geography, traditions, famous people and Scottish links with FC Barcelona

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All about Scotland and Independence

  1. 1. all about Paul English Cambridge School 2014
  2. 2. What do you want to know?  With your partner, write 2 things you know about Scotland. Also write 2 questions about what you want to know about Scotland?
  3. 3. A few questions for you now…  How many people live in Scotland?  2,313,600  5,313,600  8,313,600  What is the size of Scotland?  28,387 km2  78,387 km2  150,387 km2
  4. 4. A few questions for you now…  What is the Scottish currency? ● Euro ● Pound ● Dollar What is the capital city of Scotland? ● Aberdeen ● Glasgow ● Edinburgh
  5. 5. Where is Scotland?
  6. 6. Where is Scotland?
  7. 7. Scotland is famed for its natural beauty and beautiful castles… 12 10 8 Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 6 4 2 0 Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 Row 4
  8. 8. Scotland is famed for its natural beauty…
  9. 9. Scotland is famed for its natural beauty… 12 10 8 Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 6 4 2 0 Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 Row 4
  10. 10. Scotland is famed for its natural beauty…
  11. 11. …although not loved for its weather.
  12. 12. Languages of Scotland  Official language ● English Recognised regional languages ● Scottish Gaelic ● Scots ● English – I live in Scotland ● Scottish Gaelic - Tha mi a' fuireach ann an Alba ● Scots - Ah bide in scootlund
  13. 13. Scottish food... Not very healthy...
  14. 14. Scottish food... Not very healthy...
  15. 15. But also delicious...
  16. 16. ● Who knows the national animals of these countries?
  17. 17. What’s Scotland’s national animal?  Now lets see if anyone knows...?  What is the National Animal of Scotland? ? ? ? ?
  18. 18. #1? ●
  19. 19. #2? ●
  20. 20. #3? ●
  21. 21. Famous Scots
  22. 22. Famous Scots
  23. 23. Sporting Scotland  Although Scotland has never held the Olympic Games or World Cup, this year Glasgow will host the 20th Commonwealth Games
  24. 24. Sporting Scotland  Football is by far the most popular sport although rugby also remains very popular Scotland has been very important in the world of sport inventing such sports as Golf, Curling and Rugby 7s
  25. 25. Sporting Scotland
  26. 26. Scotland & Barça Steve Archibald George Pattullo
  27. 27. Scotland & Barça George Pattullo was one of Barça's first great goal scorers, scoring 43 goals in 23 games between 1910 and 1912. He was known as 'el gran Pattullo’, and was a teacher to the legendary Paulino Alcántara. George Pattullo
  28. 28. Sporting Scotland  The biggest game is the highly emotional OLD FIRM derby between Glagow Celtic & Glasgow Rangers This rivalry is a good metaphor for the independence movement.
  29. 29. What about Independence?   This autumn, the people of Scotland will vote on whether the nation should become an independent country. This vote will take place on Thursday 18 September 2014. The question to be asked in the referendum will be "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
  30. 30. What are the origins?  After many years of fighting with England, its larger aggressive neighbour, the origins of The United Kingdom and Ireland may be surprising.  The Union of the Crowns was the accession of James VI, King of Scots, to the thrones of England and Ireland, and the consequential unification for some purposes of the three realms under a single monarch, in March 1603.  1707 A century later, the flow of trade brought the English and Scottish parliaments together under the 1707 Act of Union - creating the new state of Great Britain.
  31. 31. So why?  There is a lot of debate as to why there should be a vote, with many ´no´ campaigners claiming that because Scotland is in Europe the reasons are not very important whereas the ´yes´ campaigners are claiming that a yes vote will lead to a fairer political balance.
  32. 32. What about Independence?  For the more romantically-minded, this year is also the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, which saw the English army defeated by the forces of King of Scots Robert the Bruce, during the wars of independence.
  33. 33. What are the numbers?
  34. 34. Who is going to win?  It is very close...  The amount needed to win? "50.01%"
  35. 35. Who decides?

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