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  • 1. SCOTLAND
  • 2. SCOTLAND
    • Scotland is a mountainous country in the north of the island of Great Britain.
    • In 1707, Great Britain was formed when Scotland became united to England.
    • The Scottish flag is the cross of St Andrew
  • 3.
    • The Highlands: It is a mountainous area. Ben Nevis is the highest peak (1344m).
    • The Lowlands: It is an industrial area. Edinburgh is the capital.
    Scotland has some 790 islands and 130 are inhabited. Scotland is divided into two distinct areas:
  • 4. MUSIC: THE BAGPIPE
  • 5. FOOD: HAGGIS
    • Scottish typical food.
    • It is made of the heart and other organs of a sheep, cut up and boiled inside a skin made from the sheep’s stomach.
  • 6. COSTUME: THE KILT
    • The national dress of Scotland.
    • It is a skirt usually of a tartan pattern . Men wear it.
    • It was first used more than 700 years ago.
  • 7. THE CLAN AND THE TARTAN A clan is a group of families usually with the same family name: McDonald, Mackenzie, etc. Mac or Mc means “the son of”. Every clan has got its own tartan, a special pattern for their kilts.
  • 8. THE NATIONAL EMBLEM
    • The thistle
    • The bluebell
  • 9. SPORT: THE HIGHLAND GAMES
    • The Highland Games were originally competitions to find the fastest and strongest men.
  • 10. SPORT: THE HIGHLAND GAMES
    • Today, these games also include competitions for playing the bagpipes and dancing traditional dances.
  • 11. THE LAKES
    • Scotland is also famous for its lochs (lakes). One of them is Loch Ness. The legend says that a monster called Nessie lives there.