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.
Read more about Scotland.
Some articles on Scotland:
... in Ireland was 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 Scotland's largest river in terms of flow ... whaling expedition and named by him after the one in Scotland ...
... Renfrewshire is home to Scotland's second busiest airport, Glasgow International Airport, at Abbotsinch between Paisley and Renfrew ... and is a major artery between northwest and southwest Scotland, via the Erskine Bridge ... one of the busiest transport infrastructures in Scotland, and is frequently congested ...
... Main article National symbols of Scotland The national flag of Scotland, known as the Saltire or St ... the nation's floral emblem (celebrated in the song, The Thistle o' Scotland), 6 April 1320 statement of political independence the Declaration of Arbroath, the ... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word scotland:
“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. 2128)
“The second sight possessed by the Highlanders in Scotland is actually a foreknowledge of future events. I believe they possess this gift because they dont wear trousers.”
—G.C. (Georg Christoph)
“A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.”
—James I of England, James VI of Scotland (15661625)