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The country of Scotland is a part of United Kingdom and it is also known as the Scottish. Some of the people call it just England which is not really true. It share borders on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the North Sea. Scotland's capital is Edinburgh and it is a largest city in Scotland. It is the center of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, knowledgeable and industrial powerhouses of Europe. The country population is 5,222,100 in 2010 estimation. The population separates itself from the English through its own language and lite rature, jurisdiction, education and organization of the church. English is the official language in Scotland. A few centuries ago there were 3 more languages as well English: Pictic, Gaelic and Norwegian. In the current Scottish language many words pop up from these 3 languages. In the year of 1999 the country Parliament, which had been melted with the Act of Union, was regenerated it is responsible for Scottish domestic affairs, including taxes. Scotland has strong ancient consciousness. The Kingdom of Scotland developed as an independent self-governing state in the Early Middle Ages and sustained to exist until 1707, though it had been in a personal union with the kingdoms of England and Ireland since James VI of Scotland prospered to the English and Irish thrones in 1603. The Scotland has won its system of laws.
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Scotland Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Scotland has colorful and very energetic culture. It is raises to the forms of human activity and representation associated with Scotland and the Scottish people. The Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, it has International Festival of Music and Drama reproduces the culture of Scotland. It is one of the major cultural events in the Scotland. Its culture like that of the many of Nvorthern European nations has been defined as a pub culture or drinking culture, whereby consumption of alcohol has deep rooted tradition - along with pride of working class heritage, which is common in all of Britain. Scotland's most of the traditional performs in Scotland have died out but still some sectional groups follow them. People now don't believe in sinful feelings. Marriage is continuously a huge event in the culture of Scotland and it is celebrated with ceremony and show. The 'Hand fasting' was one of the most significant customs of Scotland. It was a custom in which if marriage did not happen between two people then they were permissible to get married anywhere else. Scotland music is popular over the years in the country. There are numerous major music festivals that are held annually within Scotland, the most celebrated being T in the Park which is held every summer in Balado. Sports are an important element in Scottish culture. It hosts independent demonstration at several international sporting events with the FIFA World Cup, the Rugby Union World Cup, the Rugby League World Cup, the Cricket World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, but not at the Olympic Games where Scottish athletes are part of the Great Britain team. Scotland has stereotyped as being thrifty, cautious, and careful of detail.

Scotland Demographics
Scotland total population - 5,222,100
Scotland male population - 2,469,407
Scotland female population - 2,647,693
Scotland White population - 4,960,334
Scotland Scottish population - 4,459,071
Scotland Other White British population - 373,685
Scotland White Irish population - 49,428
Scotland Mixed population - 12,764
Scotland South Asian population - 55,007
Scotland Pakistani population - 31,793
Scotland Indian population - 15,037
Scotland Bangladeshi population - 1,981
Scotland Other South Asian population - 6,196
Scotland Black White British population - 8,025
Scotland African Irish population - 5,118
Scotland Caribbean population - 1,778
Scotland Other Black population - 1,129
Scotland Chinese population - 16,310

Scotland Education
Education system of Scotland is definitely different from other parts of the United Kingdom. Usually the Scottish education system has highlighted breadth across a range of subjects, while the English, Welsh and Northern Irish systems have emphasized better depth of education over a smaller range of subjects at secondary school level. This is very unique as well as advanced. Scotland has two types of schools they are Primary Schools and Secondary Schools. Primary schools have children between 4 to 12 years study in primary schools where they are given the basic trainings in Scotland. There is at least one if not more primary schools in each and every city of Scotland. Secondary Schools are including 6 years of education. Scotland has many universities and colleges also. Particular education is provided in all the universities of Scotland. Scotland University is located in the major cities of the country. The education system of Scotland is extremely developed in every way and the prospectuses are always raised and reformed to get a better result.

Scotland Symbols
Scotland Motto - In My Defens God Me Defend (Scots)
Scotland National Anthem - Auld Lang Syne

Scotland Flag

image of Scotland flag

Scotland History
The Scotland history was started in the 1st century AD, when the Romans invaded Britain. The Romans further southern Britain to their kingdom as the province Britannia. In the 5th century Celtic settlers from Ireland, called Scots, settled north of the Clyde. The Scots were previously Christians when they left Ireland. In the 6th century St. Columba changed the king of the Picts to Christianity. In the 9th century Kenneth MacAlpine he is king of the Scots, added the Pictish kingdom to his own. In about the 10th century the land came to be known as Scotland. In the year of 1066 the many Anglo-Saxons since England settled in the Lowlands of Scotland. Margaret, heiress to the power, died in 1290. Edward I of England appealed the right to donate it and made John de Baliol king. When Edward requested John for help in contradiction of the French, however, John entered into an alliance with France. For 260 years Scotland thought to this so-called "auld alliance" with England's enemy. The Scots' spirit was motionless unbroken, and they soon establish additional great champion in Robert the Bruce. In the later mid Ages, Scotland agonized from weak kings and powerful nobles. Mary Stuart, young queen, was in France when John Knox resumed home to Scotland from Geneva, Switzerland. England tried repeatedly to execute the Anglicans' pontifical form of worship and church government on the Scottish kirk. Now the state had free trade with England and the colonies. On December 18th, 1997, Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar threw one of the most far-reaching changes to the British establishment by presenting a Bill to implement Scotland's first parliament in 300 years. The Scottish Parliament is probable to be fully effective by the year 2000, and the Bill itself should accept the Royal Assent during the second half of 1998 in time for elections to be held in the first half of the following year.

Scotland Tourism
Tourism industry is playing a major role in Scottish economy, but it has suffered a lot from cattle sicknesses the last few years, like the foot and mouth disease and the mad cow disease. The Scottish is a well-developed tourist destination. It has thousands of historic sites and attractions. Some of the attractions including the ancient stone circles, standing stones and burial chambers, and various Bronze Age, Iron Age and Stone Age remain. There are also several historic castles, houses, and battlegrounds, ruins and museums. Some of the most visited museums are the world famous Loch Ness, The iconic Clyde Auditorium, The Forth Road and Railway Bridges in Scotland. The Edinburgh is a capital city of Scotland has many tourist attractions. Tourism is usually being responsible for supporting 200,000 jobs mostly in the service sector, with tourist expenditure averaging at 4bn per year in Scotland.

Scotland Transportation
Scotland transportation system is well developed; it is operated by the Scottish Parliament. Scottish has transportation systems including the railways, airways, waterways and rapid transit services. There are five main international airports. The main airports of Scotland are situated at Aberdeen, Glasgow, Prestwick and Edinburgh. The railway system is operated by First ScotRail. This system has significantly cut down when 4,800 km of track were open to freight traffic. Scotland linked the roadways to the main UK via the M74, the A696/A68 and the A1. Several bridges have been built above the Cromarty and Moray firths in Scotland. Water way is a low-cost source of Scotland Transportation. It is a major part of exports of Britain are sent abroad via Scottish ports.

Scotland Universities
University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom - 8,645 Students
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK - 23,590 Students
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom - 13,351 Students
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 28,974 Students
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland - 26,000 Students
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom - 9,283 Students
University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK - 18,610 Students
University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK - 11,500 Students
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland - 17,793 Students
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland - 15,579 Students
University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Ayr, Hamilton, Dumfries, Scotland - 18,000+ Students
Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland - 17,045 Students
University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee, Scotland - 5057 Students
Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Scotland, UK - 5,410 Students
University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness (Executive Office), Scotland - 5,220 Students

Scotland Counties
Inverness-shire, Scotland
Argyllshire, Scotland
Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Perthshire, Scotland
Sutherland, Scotland
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Ayrshire, Scotland
Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Angus, Scotland
Lanarkshire, Scotland
Caithness, Scotland
Roxburghshire, Scotland
Banffshire, Scotland
Zetland, Scotland
Fife, Scotland
Wigtownshire, Scotland
Moray, Scotland
Berwickshire, Scotland
Stirlingshire, Scotland
Kincardineshire, Scotland
Orkney, Scotland
Peeblesshire, Scotland
Midlothian, Scotland
Selkirkshire, Scotland
East Lothian, Scotland
Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Bute, Scotland
Nairnshire, Scotland
West Lothian, Scotland
Kinross-shire, Scotland
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Glasgow City, Scotland
Edinburgh City, Scotland
Dundee City, Scotland
Aberdeen City, Scotland

Scotland Religions
Scotland Christianity Population is 74.9%
Scotland primarily Church of Scotland population is 42.4%
Scotland Roman Catholicism population is 15.9%
Scotland non-religious Population is 25.5%
Scotland Islam population is 0.8%

Scotland Government
Scotland has its own government for the first time in three centuries. The country's head of the state is the queen of the United Kingdom, now Queen Elizabeth II since 1952. Scotland Parliament is a unicameral administration embracing 129 Members, 73 of whom represent individual constituencies and are elected on a first past the post system; 56 are elected in eight different democratic regions by the additional member system, serving for a four year period. The state government is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, as well as health, education, justice, environment and rural affairs, and transport. As a member of the European Union in the United Kingdom, and elector of seven representatives to the European Parliament, Scotland is also subject to rule and regulations imposed at European Union level. Now the Scotland has been separated into 32 council areas, each administered by a unitary local authority.

Scotland Economy
Scotland economy is thoroughly connected with the rest of the United Kingdom and the broader European Economic Area. The county economic development wrapped behind that of England, its location being one reason. The Edinburgh capital city is the financial center of the country. The fishing industry is important along the entire coast in Scotland. Tourism industry is also playing a major role in country economy and other main industries are textile production, agriculture and distilling. Textiles, beer, and whisky, which are between Scotland's chief distributes, are produced in many towns in Scotland. Transportation is also a major economic sector in country. There are four international airports they are Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Prestwick, and several smaller airports, used for local traffic. The country has other features of Scotland, any summary of its economy throws up plenty of contrasts.

Scotland Geography
The country of Scotland is a small country that is part of the United Kingdom. It's only land border is with England, which runs for 96 k.m in a northeasterly direction from the Solway Firth in the west to the North Sea on the east coast. It inhabits the northern third of the islands of Great Britain; it has three main land regions they are, from north to south, the Highlands, the Central Lowlands, and the Southern Uplands. Clyde is the Scotland's supreme important river. The country has number of islands it also includes the Outer and Inner Hebrides and other islands off the west coast and the Orkney and Shetland Islands off the north coast. Edinburgh is the capital and political center of the Scotland. Beside the west coast of Scotland, the Atlantic Ocean spreads inland in many thin bays called sea lochs. User Comments

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