Scotland (Alba in Gaelic) is a nation in northwest Europe and a constituent country of the United Kingdom.
The country occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain and shares a land border to the south with England 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 south-west.
In 1603, the Scottish King James VI inherited the throne of the Kingdom of England, and became James I of England.
However, the Kingdom of Scotland was an independent state until 1 May 1707, when the Act of Union resulted in an incorporating union with the Kingdom of England to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Scotland (English/Scots) Alba (Scottish Gaelic)
Scotland Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity)
Languages English, Gaelic, Scots
Largest city Glasgow
Area 78,782 km²
Unification 843 by Kenneth I of Scotland (Cináed mac Ailpín)
Currency Pound sterling (£) (GBP) #1
Time zone UTC, Summer: UTC +11
National anthem Flower of Scotland (de facto) #2
National flower Thistle
Patron saint St Andrew
Internet TLD .uk #1
Calling Code 441 1.
#1 In common with the rest of the UK.
#2. No official anthem. God Save the Queen is traditionally the UK national anthem.
For a more information about Scotland see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I first visited Scotland during 1978, while travelling around the British Isles (U.K.) with my daughter Sarolta.
One of the reasons for us visiting the place was that living in New Zealand especially during the 50s, 60s and 70s not a day passed without hearing about Scotland, England, Britain or some place or something connected with it.
We also had practically daily contact in New Zealand with people emigrated from Scotland or with Scottish ancestry.
Another important reason was that we like to travel and of course there's plenty to see in 'ye old Scotland'.
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