Localization Scotland is part of the United Kingdom. It consists of over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh The Kingdom was an independent state until 1 May 1707. From a geological perspective the country has three main sub-divisions: Highlands, Lowlands and Shetlands.
History What was the roman name for Scotland? The Romans called it Caledonia. It’s the Roman name of a tribe in the northern part of Scotland. Scottish figures: Sir William Wallace: Born in 1270 Renfrew, Scotland, William Wallace became the leader of the Scottish rebels during the first years of the long, and ultimately successful, to free Scotland from English. The English killed him. Mary Stuart : Mary was Queen of Scotland about 460 years ago. She was one of the most tragic queens in British history. She was born in Linlithgow Palace in the year 1542. Her father died six days after her birth and with his death Mary became the infant queen. She and her mother moved to Stirling Castle where she was crowned Queen.
Famous people of Scotland Arthur conan doyle Doctor, novelist and writer of detective stories, is the creator of Sherlock Holmes. He was born in 1859 in Edinburgh and studied in the universities of Stonyhurst and of Edinburgh. By his works the title of sir was granted to him. He died in 1930. Sean Connery He was born in Edinburgh in 1939. He is an actor and producer of Scotch cinema who won a Prize Oscar. Great part of his reputation is due to the personage James Bond.
Loch Ness is located in the North of Scotland.The lake is over 750 feet deep and 23 miles long.Many years it has been supposed that there is a large dinosaur-like "monster" resident in Loch Ness.
ClansWhat is the meaning of the gaelic word “Clan”?The word clan is derived from clann meaning family in the Irish andScottish Gaelic languagesTartan:Tartan is a type of Scottish fabric.The particular design of each type ofgraph (for each clan), is called tartan.Kilts:The kilt is the garment most typical of Scotland. It consists of a skirt buthas the peculiarity that the men wear. The kilt color difference fromthe different clans of the Highlands region.
Scotland in facts Population: 5,000,000 Capital city: Edinburgh Enblem: thistle Flag: white cross on a blue background National day: St Andrew’s day Major Cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling and Inverness Currency: sterling pounds (£) Area: 78.782 Km² Official lenguage: English, Scottish and Gaelic Anthem: God Save the Queen
Nationality: scots Main religions: protestant and Calvinist Highest point: Ben Nevis Lowest point: Bed of Loch Morar Longest river: The River Tay Largest lake: the Lake of Menteith Official Animal: The Golden Eagle
Traditional food and drink Haggis ~ Scottish national dish, chopped lamb meat, mixed with oatmeal, spices and whatever else, stuffed inside the stomach of sheep and boiled for several hours, eaten together with mashed potatoes Whisky~ Scotlands national drink, in the Gaelic it means water of life, one of the countrys biggest earners.
Popular sport in Scotland One of the most popular sports of Scotland is golf. It was born in Scotland in 15th century It’s a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes.
Music and songsthe Brave of Scotland Skye Boat Song
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland, and the eighth most populous in the United Kingdom. The City of Edinburgh Council governs one of Scotlands 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 78 km2 rural area. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea.
Edinburgh Castle has fascinating history spanning 3000 years and was the residence of many Scottish Kings and Queens. The ancient Honours of Scotland - the Crown, the Sceptre and the Sword of State – are on view in the Crown Room in Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle is also the home of the One OClock Gun.
Festivals and celebrations Up helly Aa It’s is a variety of fire festivals in Shetland Islands, Scotland, in winter to mark the end of the season Navidad. El festival includes a parade.The Edinburgh festival It´s the largest annual cultural festival in the world. The Edinburgh Festival is a collective term for many arts and cultural festival that take place in Edinburgh, Scotland each summer, in August. The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) was established in 1947