What is Scotland?

  • (noun): One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts.


Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba ( listen) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland constitutes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

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Scotland - Culture - National Symbols
... Main article National symbols of Scotland The national flag of Scotland, known as the Saltire or St ... including the thistle, the nation's floral emblem (celebrated in the song, The Thistle o' Scotland), 6 April 1320 statement of political independence the Declaration of ... Although there is no official National anthem of Scotland, Flower of Scotland is played on special occasions and sporting events such as football and rugby matches involving the ...
ORP Orzeł (1938) - History - World War II - Scotland
... Forty days after she had originally sailed from Gdynia, Orzeł made landfall, off the east coast of Scotland ... She lay on the bottom until emergency repairs were made to the radio, then surfaced to transmit a message in English ...
Firth Of Tay
... The Firth of Tay (Scottish Gaelic Linne Tatha) is a firth in Scotland between the council areas of Fife, Perth and Kinross, the City of Dundee and Angus, into which ... Robertson of the Dundee whaling expedition and named by him after the one in Scotland ...
New Model Army - Civil War Campaigns - Scotland
... still continuing, part of the New Model Army was transferred to Scotland to fight Scottish Covenanters at the start of the Third English Civil War ...

Famous quotes containing the word scotland:

    The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only God’s Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God’s throne, but even by God himself they are called gods.
    James I of England, James VI of Scotland (1566–1625)

    Four and twenty at her back
    And they were a’ clad out in green;
    Tho the King of Scotland had been there
    The warst o’ them might hae been his Queen.

    On we lap and awa we rade
    Till we cam to yon bonny ha’
    Whare the roof was o’ the beaten gold
    And the floor was o’ the cristal a’.
    —Unknown. The Wee Wee Man (l. 21–28)

    The “second sight” possessed by the Highlanders in Scotland is actually a foreknowledge of future events. I believe they possess this gift because they don’t wear trousers.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)