SCOTLAND, A GENERAL PICTURE
 
MAP OF SCOTLAND
GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES LOCATION:  Atlantic Ocean, Northern Hemisphere. Occupying the  northern third of the island of Great...
COUNTRYSIDE SCENERY
FAERIE GLEN
VIEW OF DISTINCT CASTLES
SCOTTISH SUNSET
TYPICAL SCOTTISH HEATHER
HIGHLAND CATTLE
MAJOR CITIES AND WATERWAYS <ul><li>The six designated cities in descending order of population size are : Glasgow, Edinbur...
Dundee, Inverness and Stirling.
Capital: Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Major  Rivers: The Clyde, The Dee, The Don, The Spey,
The Forth, The Tay, The Tweed. </li></ul><ul><li>Freshwater Lochs: Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Loch Morar, Loch Tay and so on....
NATIONAL SYMBOLS
SCOTTISH SYMBOLS
ECONOMY OF SCOTLAND <ul><li>Most Scottish industry and commerce is concentrated in a few large cities. Edinburgh is a cult...
Glasgow is the leading seaport and once was a centre of shipbuilding and it supports numerous light industries. Tourism is...
Government and Politics <ul><li>As one of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom, Scotland is represented in the Parl...
The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh has the power to govern the country on Scotland specific matters and has a limited po...
The United Kingdom Parliament retains responsibility for Scotland’s defence, international relations and certain other are...
TYPICAL FOOD AND DRINK
SCOTTISH FAMOUS WRITERS
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  1. 1. SCOTLAND, A GENERAL PICTURE
  2. 3. MAP OF SCOTLAND
  3. 4. GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES LOCATION: Atlantic Ocean, Northern Hemisphere. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It consists of over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and The Hebrides. POPULATION: 5.168.000 estimate. AREA: 78.777km2 , roughly 30% of the United Kingdom.
  4. 5. COUNTRYSIDE SCENERY
  5. 6. FAERIE GLEN
  6. 7. VIEW OF DISTINCT CASTLES
  7. 8. SCOTTISH SUNSET
  8. 9. TYPICAL SCOTTISH HEATHER
  9. 10. HIGHLAND CATTLE
  10. 11. MAJOR CITIES AND WATERWAYS <ul><li>The six designated cities in descending order of population size are : Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen,
  11. 12. Dundee, Inverness and Stirling.
  12. 13. Capital: Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Major Rivers: The Clyde, The Dee, The Don, The Spey,
  13. 14. The Forth, The Tay, The Tweed. </li></ul><ul><li>Freshwater Lochs: Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Loch Morar, Loch Tay and so on. </li></ul>
  14. 15. NATIONAL SYMBOLS
  15. 16. SCOTTISH SYMBOLS
  16. 17. ECONOMY OF SCOTLAND <ul><li>Most Scottish industry and commerce is concentrated in a few large cities. Edinburgh is a cultural centre and one of the top finance centres in Europe.
  17. 18. Glasgow is the leading seaport and once was a centre of shipbuilding and it supports numerous light industries. Tourism is also very important. </li></ul><ul><li>The mineral coal has declined. Oil, however, gained prominence in the economy during the 1970s with the growth of North Sea oil extraction companies. Natural gas is also abundant in the North Sea fields. Other industries are textile, distilling and fishing. Scotland is a net exporter of energy to the rest UK, with abundant electricity generation. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Government and Politics <ul><li>As one of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom, Scotland is represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom in London.
  19. 20. The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh has the power to govern the country on Scotland specific matters and has a limited power to vary income tax.
  20. 21. The United Kingdom Parliament retains responsibility for Scotland’s defence, international relations and certain other areas. </li></ul>
  21. 22. TYPICAL FOOD AND DRINK
  22. 23. SCOTTISH FAMOUS WRITERS
  23. 24. Sir Walter Scott and Stevenson
  24. 25. SCOTTISH HERITAGE
  25. 26. BAGPIPES AND SCOTTISH CEILIDH
  26. 27. Some typical Scottish words <ul><li>Ben- Mountain
  27. 28. Brae- Hill
  28. 29. Burn- Stream
  29. 30. Ceilidh dancing- lively Celtic dancing
  30. 31. Clan- Family unit
  31. 32. Glen- a small valley
  32. 33. Kirk- Church
  33. 34. Loch- Lake
  34. 35. Moor- Open infertile land </li></ul>
  35. 36. FAMOUS SPORTS
  36. 37. SCOTTISH EDUCATION <ul><li>Scotland was the first country to implement a system of general public education since Sparta in classical Greece.
  37. 38. There are 14 Scottish universities, some of them among the oldest in the world. </li></ul>

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