What was Scotland before it was Scotland?
The Romans called it Caledonia and befor 842 it was an ireish comminwelth and the Scottish Gaelic Name is Alba
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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!!!!!!!!!… (MORE)
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.
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 name…d after the Irish Scotti tribe who settled in what is now southwest Scotland. (MORE)
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.
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. (MORE)
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.
Scotland has a variety of exports. These include food andbeverages, chemicals, electronics, textiles, oil, gas, as well asbusiness services.
I can give you just one: The stunning natural beauty of the country is one of the world's best-kept secrets.
Dunfermline was the ancient capital of Scotland.. Perth. or more specifically Scone. Where the Stone of Destiny was used to crown Scottish Kings.
He wasn't he was thane of Glamis and then thane of Cawdor but only became King of Scotland after killing the previous Kind, Duncan.
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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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 countr…y. People are as educated as anywhere in the industrialized word. (MORE)
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 Nor…th 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. Find more details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland I think you mean *What is Scotland?, are would imply there was more than one. (MORE)
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.
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. (MORE)
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.
Turnberry is located at Ayrshire, United Kingdomâ. It is a very wonderful golf resort also known as Turnberry Resort.
Im not sure when exactly but basically there was loads of different tribe thingys and they combined forces and became Scotland.
Yes, but we are part of Team Britain just like England, Wales and N. Ireland.
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)
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.
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 Sco…ts 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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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 kid…s 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 (MORE)
There is lots of volcanos not active one (thankful) there is one next to Clyde bank there is one in Barhead i think and more
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.
A ceilidh is an occasion when people gather to sing and play traditional songs and music and to perform traditional dances.
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.
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.
Well in Scotland we LOVE irn bru, but in England they don't sell irn bru or know what it is :)
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 tele…phone . 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 :) (MORE)
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).
It does. Usually called glens. But the Vale of Atholl and the Vale of Leven spring to mind.
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.
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
Buffalo is only native to North America and the American plains. If there was a buffalo in Scotland it means that someone imported it.
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 w…orked out and at the moment there expansion plans for the UK are limited. (MORE)
They Came across the sea in their long canoes over 2000 years ago. They are the Mikmaq If you take the time and look closely you will see.....:) These are my people! The Micmacs probably came across the Atlantic around 2000 BC. They had previously received an Egyptian migration in Maine around 250…0 BC; the Egyptians gave them hieroglyphics, which they still have! The Micmacs probably set out to find their ancient home Egypt, and found Scotland instead. They mixed with the many peoples they found there, including ancient Capoids ("brownies"), Basque-like Ambrones from the Netherlands, Etruscan-like Attecotti from Thrace, Liguro-Lappic Fomori from Norway (Iuchurbe), who fought the Tuatha De Danaan in Ireland, and the remnants of the ancient Goidelic Celts of Britain (the Gogmagogi) who were driven north by the invading Cimbric Celts (Brythonics) when the latter invaded Britain from Bohemia. It's mind-boggling how many people the Picts really were! Now they are the Scots. When Columbus visited Ireland shortly before his voyages to America, he saw two Micmacs, a man and a woman, who had washed up on the Irish coast in a canoe; they were close to death. Columbus asked the man with sign language where he had come from; the man pointed to the West and died. Some say that this experience is what prompted Columbus to undertake his historic voyages. (MORE)
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.
Yes, loads. And many Scots die, pushing the life expectancy down to only 30 years!
In Scotland, you might hear Santa referred to as Bodach na Nollaig("Old Man of Christmas").
Scotland is a Parliamentary Democracy with elected members who sit in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The First Minister is Alex Salmond.
Mary's father was King James V. James died when Mary was just 6 days old and technically she became queen regnant at that time. However because she was underage, a regency was declared and Scotland was actually ruled by a series regents (adults who ruled Scotland for her and in her name during her c…hildhood). The last of these was Mary's mother, Mary of Guise, daughter of the Duke of Guise, one of the most powerful men in France. Mary of Guise effectively ruled Scotland from 1554 to her death in 1560. Queen Mary returned from France, where she had grown up, at the age of 18 in 1561 to personally rule Scotland. (MORE)
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.
In the view of even the most traditionalist churchmen, the earth was created well before 1788
Highly unlikely. The situation between Israel and Iran is significantly more volatile than the situation between Scotland and England. This is especially unlike since Scotland will likely break away from the UK peacefully, and this might happen as soon as next year if the country votes for it.
Whatever country is closest to Scotland. But I don't know that so you will need to find it out by yourself.
In Scotland when a person dies their death should be registered with the registrar of Births and Deaths. They will issue an Order of Burial or cremation which is a green form. This can then be given to the Funeral Director or sent to the Crematorium. The statutory forms for cremation are numbered …1-10 and these can be obtained from either the funeral director or crematorium. Form 1 - application for cremation to be filled in by next of kin. Form 4 - completed by the doctor looking after deceased and completed the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. Form 5 - completed by a doctor not looking after deceased. There is a fee charged for these. Form 6 - certificate issued by the coroner if there has been a post mortem. Form 10- authorisation of the cremation by an independent doctor at the crematorium. In Scotland for a cremation the Certificate of Registration of Death, issued by the Registrar will also need to be provided. In addition to the application for cremation and two cremation certificates signed by two doctors as above a third crematorium certificate is required signed by the medical referee at the crematorium. (MORE)
Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth Games three times, Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986 , and Glasgow in 2014 .