Scotland the Great


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This presentation is devoted to a wonderful country with its exciting culture and traditions.
Robert Burns made up an amazing poem about Scotland:
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer -
A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.

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Scotland the Great

  1. 1. Presentation is made byE. A. Sergeeva, School №1412
  2. 2. A Few Facts About ScotlandTotal Area – 78,772 km2Population – 5,194,000Capital – EdinburghThe largest city – GlasgowEthnic groups – 89% Scottish,7% English, Irish, Welsh, 4% otherLegislature – Scottish ParliamentCurrency – Pound sterling (GBP)
  3. 3. Scottish royal coat of arms
  4. 4. Flower of Scotland, Scotland the Brave and Scots Wha Hae have been used in lieu of an official anthem.
  5. 5. Flag of Scotland
  6. 6. The thistle,the nations floral emblem
  7. 7. • The official language is English, but some people also speak Scottish Gaelic which sounds very different to English. The Patron of Scotland is Saint Andrew.
  8. 8. Gre a t Sc ot s ! Robert Burns was a poet and writer. The Alexander Graham Bell Scots celebrate -the inventor of the"Burns Night" on the telephone in 1876. 25th January. Arthur Conan Doyle was a creator of the detective Alexander Fleming - a Sherlock Holmes. Scottish bacteriologist who discovered Penicillin in 1928
  9. 9. Robert Louis Stevenson was agreat writer. His works included"Kidnapped" and "Treasure Island". Sir Walter Scott was a great Scottish patriot, writer and poet.Sean Connery - an actor whostarred the first James Bondmovies.
  10. 10. Scottish national clothesKilts -traditionalScottish woolencloth costume witha tartan or plaidpattern.
  11. 11. • The kilt is like a skirt and was part of the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century.• It is most often made of woolen cloth in a tartan pattern. • Different families or clans will have kilts having particular patterns.
  12. 12. The Sporranmeaning pursein Scottish Gaelic- is a traditionalpart of ScottishHighland dress
  13. 13. The sgian-dubhis a small, singled-edged knife worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt.
  14. 14. Tam OShanteris the name for the traditional cap of highland dress
  15. 15. Bagpipes are Scottish national instruments
  16. 16. • The Bagpipe is the national instrument of Scotland. The bags are usually made of sheep skin and fill with air, which is then pressed by the arm to push the air through pipes.• Bagpipers - people who play the bagpipes, a traditional Scottish instrument.
  17. 17. Sword Dance is a Scottish national dance
  18. 18. R E ELS
  19. 19. Scottish Culture • Scots celebrate many holidays.Scottish families are called clans and eachclan has a special plaid to show what theirfamily is. These are the plaids on their kilts.
  21. 21. Weight over The Highland Games the barCaber toss sheaf Weight Sheaf Toss toss Throw Stone put
  22. 22. What Scots Like to Eat? The Haggis is a dish consisting of the heart, lungs, and liver of sheep and calves, minced with spices and oatmeal, and boiled like a sausage.
  23. 23. A Dundee Cakeis a rich fruit cake,supposedly originatingfrom the town of Dundee
  24. 24. The Weather in Scotland• The weather in Scotland is usually wet.• It rains in winter, it rains in spring, in summer and autumn.• It is not sunny often.
  25. 25. EDINBURGHis the capital city
  26. 26. EDINBURGH The population is 1,400,000. It is the most beautiful city in the UK.
  27. 27. THE CASTLE 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.
  28. 28. THECASTLE
  29. 29. Edinburgh Festival
  31. 31. Glasgow
  32. 32. Glasgow Coat of Arms
  33. 33. Glasgow
  34. 34. CASTLESEileanDonan Stirling CastleCastle
  35. 35. SCOTLANDis a very beautiful country
  36. 36. Famous Castles and Historic Houses l
  37. 37. HIGHLANDS
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. LOWLANDS
  40. 40. Heather Moor