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Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 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 consists of over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

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I think you mean *What is Scotland?, are would imply there was more than one.
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Where is Scotland?

Scotland occupies the northern part of the Island of Great Britain and has a common border with England. Scotland is in Great Britain it shares a border with England and is part of Europe. There are also Ireland and Wales in Great Britain, But Scotland is the Best, yeh, ROCK ON SCOTLAND,Yeh!!!!!!!!!

Is there a king of Scotland?

No. The correct title is King of Scots. The last was George VI as King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Present monarch is Elizabeth.

Why is Scotland named Scotland?

the myth is, is that scota daughter of an egyptian pharo came to what is now scotland after a long journey eventually if im right she became queen and thus scotas land became the land of the scots her people and there you have it SCOTLAND (whichmight secede from the "U.K." in 2014) Scotland is named after the Irish Scotti tribe who settled in what is now southwest Scotland.

Are there provinces in Scotland?

Scotland is not broken up into Provinces as such, although the country is divided into several regions such as Highlands and Islands, Central Belt, Grampian and Dumfries and Galloway.

What did the ANZACS do in Scotland?

Nothing (?) The ANZACs are mainly known for their contribution to WW1 at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey and in France/Belgium. . The ANZACS were however a common sight in Scotland during World War 1. It was one of their most favourite destinations while on leave. The reasons for this were because of the large number of Scottish Australians in the ANZAC forces as well as the 9,694 Scottish born ANZACS. (See National Archives of Australia "Mapping our ANZACS"). . In addition, War Historians such as C.E.W. Bean mention that Scottish and ANZAC regiments often fought side by side and they shared a mutual respect in the others fighting ability. This drew many of them to visit Scotland where they were warmly welcomed.

How is Scotlands economy?

Not too good. It's getting better as of the last couple of months though. Apparantly the number of unemployed people is going down. I recommend going on the BBC News website (http://news.bbc.co.uk) for more up-to-date information.

What are Scotlands exports?

Scotland has a variety of exports. These include food andbeverages, chemicals, electronics, textiles, oil, gas, as well asbusiness services.

Fact about scotland?

I can give you just one: The stunning natural beauty of the country is one of the world's best-kept secrets.

What is Scotlands language?

Broad Scots is at one end of the scale with Scottish Standard English at the other. Scottish Gaelic is a Celtic language native to Scotland spoken by just over 1% of the population

Is Scotland independent?

Up to a point. Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain (the U.K.). Scotland has it's own parliament which is unique among the four U.K. countries. However, issues such as defence, taxes and foreign policy are decided at Westminster, the seat of the BRITISH government. Scottish MP's can vote on British issues (as can MP's from England, Wales and N. Ireland) but English, Welsh and N. Irish MP's cannot vote on Scottish issues. Scottish history, culture, education and judicial system is different from anywhere else in the U.K.

When did Scotland become Scotland?

The area now known as Scotland was first inhabited around 14,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age. (There may have been earlier inhabitants, but if so they left no trace.) It truly became Scot land, the land of the Scots, with the arrival of the Scoti or Scotti, Gaelic-speaking raiders from Ireland, in the fifth century A.D. Prior to that time the land was inhabited by Picts and Britons and known (at least to the Romans) as Caledonia.

What can you do in Scotland?

ok almost anything, skiing theme parks rubbish tourist crap shops and tours all claiming to be the original Scotland tour western isles inverness culloden Moore edinburugh castle Glasgow ................................................................................... Live. The Skiing in Scotland is in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands i used to work there and its a nice part of Scotland to visit on Holiday Id also recommend using say the capital of Scotland Edinburgh as your base as you can also in advance book a tour for the Highlands by bus for a day and while in Edinburgh you can take in one of the most breathtaking citys in Europe as Edinburgh has fine architecture and is a city which also has what we call the old town and the new town..Also has some nice Museums to visit and on Chambers Street it has a nice museum The Museum Of Scotland which is Free of charge to get in..was closed down this winter just past for refurbishment inside the Museum but i think its open this Summer ? Worth a check ..there's also a museum close-bye which was chargeable but i think that's all free of charge now..Edinburgh Castle on the Royal Mile is also a must visit and has much History also in Scotland the castle was built on a Volcano.. Also like any city many bars and restaurants etc ...Edinburgh has many cobbled stone walk-ways also so comfy footwear is an essential..Although there's bus tours which leave from Waverley Bridge just nxt to the Waverley Station which takes you if you like around the city on a city tour which like all tours in a city is chargeable...For Mountain scenes with quaint villages towns and Lochs in Scotland then the Scottish Highlands is a must visit and is the best scenic area in the whole of the UK.. Ben Nevis close to "Fort William" is the largest Mountain in the UK.. other nice citys are Perth and Inverness..although Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland ..Glasgow is the Largest city in Scotland and the pubs in Glasgow are a must visit :) Fife in Scotland has some nice small tranquil fishing villages Anstruther / Crail / Pittenweem / St Monans / also is a nice visit.. and there is other nice areas to visit in Scotland... Answer Theres tonnes of stuff you can do in Scotland, there are hundreds of mountains, forests, rivers, lochs, rapids, beaches, basically there are a lot of things that you can do that involve nature. You can do everything you can do in any other place though. Some fun places to go are cadonas - Aberdeen, Edinbugh Dungeons - Edinburgh obviously, Landmark - not sure where that is, St. Andrews Golf Course (not sure what the real name is) which is the worlds oldest golf course and where golf was invented, Aviemore because of the skiing and snow boarding and all of that stuff, Loch Ness and do I really have to explain that one? Orkney and Shetland are fun to go to and all of the other islands, and there are hundreds of castles to go to too. There are millions of historical sights around Scotland so go there. Oh, and the highland games are fun to watch.

What is there to do in Scotland?

Scotland is a very beautiful country. And you can do all things that can be done in Occident. What do you believe Scotland is ? A country where there are only castles, men with kilts eating haggis and drinking beer, waiting to see a monster in a lake ? Scotland is an industrialized and modern country. People are as educated as anywhere in the industrialized word.

Where in Scotland is Fearn?

Fearn is a small village in northern Scotland about 30 miles north east of Inverness. it lies just outside the Royal Burgh of Tain in Ross-shire.

How do you get into Scotland yard?

Scotland Yard is a place in London, England. The name dates from a time (before 1707) when Scotland and England were still separate countries each with their own king, court and government. As a result the Scottish kings kept their own embassy in London, just as they did in any other foreign country, with their own ambassadors and representatives. The English king granted them an area for their embassy. This area which they inhabited in London was known as "Scotland Yard". In Victorian times the building which was erected on the same spot was known as Scotland Yard and it was occupied by the police force. Soon the name "Scotland Yard" became synonymous with the Metropolitan Police force. Nowadays a new office has been erected on the same place, again occupied by the police, but known as "New Scotland Yard" I believe that the building of New Scotland Yard is not open to the public. The Metropolitan Police force who occupy New Scotland Yard do have a collection of crime-related ephemera but this is housed in another part of London.

What is the coltcher of Scotland?

Scottish culture contains certain foods such as fish and chips,folklore which includes Halloween, and its own family of dialectsand languages. Some of the culture's elements are protected by law.

Where is Turnberry Scotland?

Turnberry is located at Ayrshire, United Kingdom‎. It is a very wonderful golf resort also known as Turnberry Resort.

Who is priesident of Scotland?

The First Minister as it is called in Scotland, in the current year of 2010, is Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP who is the leader of the SNP. Rt Hon (Right Honourable) MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliment) SNP (Scottish Nationalist Party)

What is a bothy Scotland?

It is a building on a farm for farm workers to live in. Most farms have very few employees now, so most of these buildings are now redundant. A bothy is also a very basic shelter in mountainous areas where walkers and climbers can take shelter if the weather gets bad.

Does Scotland have a language?

I dont think so. I think the just have an accent. They have three languages, Gaelic (cames from Old Irish) and Scots (from Middle English). Gaelic (Ga-lick) is the Celtic language of the Scottish Highlands but was once a majority language until the king who came from the lowlands who spoke Scots decided to make Scots the official language of government and society and branded Gaelic as "Erse", which is Scots for Irish to disconnect from any Scottishness and to made it out to be the language of barbarians. Nowadays it remain a spoken language with some recognition in Scotland. Scots is the Germanic language of the lowlands which the language of the lowlands but became a very important language in the 15th century, when it became the language of power and society, at this time it was called "Scottis" which was the original Scots word for Gaelic until it was branded "Erse", Scots was original called "Inglis" which became the word for the language spoken in England. Today Scots remains a spoken language with some recognition in Scotland. It has been labled "Slang" or "Bad English" due to an ignorant attitude promoted by teachers and schools during the 20th century when Scotland's education was handled by the UK Government in London before the Scottish parliament was restored in 1999, now it was been reintroduced into the Scottish education system by the current government of Scotland. The third language and current language of government is English (Scottish-English) which has influences from both Gaelic and Scots.

Why is Scotland yard not in Scotland?

The headquarters of the Metropolitan Police is so called because they were originally located in a street called Scotland Yard in London. The street is still there, but the police have moved to bigger premises in the Victoria area. Scotland Yard was originally where the Scottish Ambassador lived in London before the political union of England and Scotland.

What is Scotlands education?

From August 2011 the new education of Scotland became Curriculum of Excellency which means the final exams before leaving school is considered with your education from when you first start school. A lot of the schools in Scotland do not like this new education system, basically it means when the kids get to the age to sit prelims it they do not good a good enough mark they cannot sit their exams and leave school with a basic certificate, A lot of the Scottish private schools have opted out this system

Are there forests in Scotland?

There are plenty of Forests in Scotland. Quite a vast area is Galloway forest in Dumfries and Galloway, there is also Peebles and forest areas up in the Cairngorms.

What is ceilidh in Scotland?

A ceilidh is an occasion when people gather to sing and play traditional songs and music and to perform traditional dances.

What do they do for fun in Scotland?

Why can't you use your brain? Just in case you're that stupid we don't all hunt haggis cause they aren't animals. Since Scotland is a developed western country then (assuming you are from a developed western country) we probably do the same as you.

What race is Scotland?

Scotland is not a race.......... it's a country, people from Scotland are called Scottish but there is also a large variety of other culture and races in Scotland.

What did Scotland make?

Scotland made heaps of things that have changed the world! These include: . Anaesthetics . Beta-blockers . Bicycles . Cash credit . Colour photography . Cotton-reel threads . Continuous electric light . Criminal finger-printing . Decimal points . Fax machines . Financial services by telephone . Fountain pens . Golf . Electro-magnetism . Hollow pipe drainage . Hypodermic syringes . Insulin . Kaleidoscopes . Lime cordial . Motor insurance . Noble gases . Paraffin . Postage stamps . Quinine . Radar . Reflecting telescopes . Retail banking . Savings banks . Tarmac . Telephone . Television . Ultrasound scanners . Universal standard time . U.S Navy (Believe it or not) . Vacuum flasks . Waterproof mackintoshes . Wave-powered electricity generators Hope this helps :)

When does Scotland get summer?

The Scottish summer time is the same as the rest of the UK, officially from the last Sunday in March, till the last Sunday in October (for 2010).

What courses can you do in Scotland?

Traveling thru some of Scotland, I found that there are many courses, in fact I tell people that there is one in each town. Even coming unannounced, I found their hospitality to be very accommodating.

Is their a Disneyland Scotland?

No, there is no Disney theme park in Scotland and in fact, nowhere in the UK. The closest to the UK is Paris although Disneyworld Florida is now one of the more popular vacation destinations for British tourists. The original Disneyland theme park is in California,US

Do you get buffalos in Scotland?

Buffalo is only native to North America and the American plains. If there was a buffalo in Scotland it means that someone imported it.

Why is there no Gamestop's in Scotland?

GameStop are a major international retailler however they have a long storied past about trying to enter the UK market. GameStop currently operates three stores in the UK reporting the Republic of Ireland head office. GameStop have tried to Purchase other UK retaillers in the past but it has never worked out and at the moment there expansion plans for the UK are limited.

What is the thempreture in Scotland?

In Scotland, it rains all the time making it pretty cool outside in the Summer and freezing in the winter. Last weekend was actually very sunny and beautiful, but that type of weather comes rarely. The highest it has been that i know of is about 84 degrees.

How is Scotland a Democracy?

Scotland is a Parliamentary Democracy with elected members who sit in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The First Minister is Alex Salmond.

How is Scotland taxed?

In exactly the same way as people in the rest of the UK, ie they pay PAYE on their salary and pay council tax based on the value of the property that they live in.

How did Scotland get their flag?

St Andrew (patriot of Scotland) was crucified on a cross of that shape and Scotland chose him as their patriot and designed a flag based on his history. Hope that helped

Is there gold in Scotland?

There is indeed gold to be found in Scotland but in very small quantities. I understand that the Queen wears a ring made from Scottish gold - it came from Sutherland. People used to pan for gold in the ironically named Leadhills district in the Lowlands. I tried it myself, but found none. I read that folk used to peg sheepskins to the beds of burns (streams) and they'd sometimes find some gold in the wool. That is possibly how Homer's work in Ancient Greece came up with the idea of the golden fleece.

Is the Scotland yard police from Scotland?

no it has nothing to do with Scotland. Added: Scotland Yard is the name of the street location where the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police used to be located.