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.
Scotland is named after the Irish Scotti tribe who settled in what is now southwest Scotland.
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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)
Answer . Scotland literally means land of the Scots.. The Scots are a Gaelic people (related to the Irish). The term "scotti" means "to plunder". The Scots got their name from other people who "in essence" were calling them thieves. God
Alba Scotland has been given many names, . Caledonia - Romans . Alba/Alban - Gaelic (still used) also supposedly called this (or Albion) by greek sailors. . Pretanikai nesoi - Contributed to the Greek sailor Pytheas as early as 300 BCE. . Pryten - Pictish form of the Irish, became Briton… in the Teutonic. . North Britain - Official name used in the Highland clearances . Scotland - comes from the Scotii clan from Ireland who settled in Dalriada . Scotland has also been referred to as Scotia (MORE)
The name Caledonia has often been applied to Scotland, It is derived from Caledonii , the Roman name of a tribe in the northern part Great Britain or what is now Scotland.
Inverness and Glasgow, Are the most western I can name without using a map, Others are either near Centre, or Eastern cost ( I live on the Eastern Coast Myself). There is only around 5 cities in Scotland. Edinburgh-East Aberdeen-East Glasgow-Centre/West ,Inverness-West, Dundee-East.. Hope That Help…ed. (MORE)
There are several: Caledonia - after the tribe. Named by the romans Dail Riada - Celtic empire Alba - Scottish Gaelic for Scotland used centuries But I find SCOTIA fits ,as in Nova Scotia, also the concave moulding, Ross Smith
It's simply called Scotland although in Gaelic it is known as Alba (pronounced All-a-pa ). Ptolemy spells it as Alouion around 127 AD, and later on Pliny refers to the island as Albion.. The Greek seafarer Pytheas, who as early as 300 BC refers to the islands Pretanikai Nesoi (meaning "Preta…nic Islands"), which at least one authority claims was based on the native name for Britain Ynis Prydain , which literally means Picts' Island. Another scholar derives the name "Pritanic" from the Pictish tribe called Pritani , meaning "The People of the Designs." . The Annals of Ulster refer to Scotland as Cruithintuait - the word Cruithni (meaning "the tribe of the designs") being the Irish word for the Picts and tuath for people, land or nation. This ties in with the myth of an early king of the Picts, Cruithne . . It was also known as Caledonia - derived from Caledonii , the Roman name of a tribe in the northern part Great Britain or what is now Scotland. . After the union of the crowns of England and Scotland on the accession of James I & VI in 1603 and the subsequent union of the parliaments in 1707, for a time Scotland was 'rebranded' as North Britain, but such was the unpopularity, especially and particularly amongst Scots, that it remains Scotland. Until the union with England in 1707 Scotland was officially known as the Kingdom of Scotland (see the link below). (MORE)
There are no active or dormant volcanoes in Scotland. However, there are many remnants of extinct volcanoes and volcanic activity from ancient times. For example, Edinburgh Castle stands on the plug of an ancient extinct volcano. Answer. Goat Fell on Arran is an extinct volcano. dumbarton rock is a…nother at one point millions of years ago the whole of Scotland was full of volcanos so there is remains of extinct ones all oer the country (MORE)
Alba, pronounced as 'all-apa' is the (Scottish) Gaelic. Since we get a lot of question on this site from Americans and others who refer to Irish as 'Gaelic', it is necessary to say the Irish (Gaelic) is Albain. .
Our name Scotland came from the Irish. An Irish clan came to here called the.Scots then we pretty much adapted it to what the name is today
The element that was named after a place in Scotland in strontium.This is named after a town in Scotland known as Strontian.
The flag of Scotland is called the Saltire and The Cross of Saint Andrew .
Land of the Scots. "Scoti" was the name given to the Celts that lived in the area by the Romans who settled in the rest of the British Isles. It was literally the "Land of the Scoti".
Named after the Scotti tribe form Northern Ireland who invaded the land then known as Pictland in around 500 AD
Land of the Scots, from Old English Scottas , "inhabitants of Ireland ." Old English borrowed the word from late Latin Scotti , of unknown origin. It may possibly have come from an Irish term of scorn, scuit . After the departure of the Romans from Britain in 423, an Irish tribe invaded Sc…otland, and the name came with them. It later extended to other Irish who settled in the northern regions of Britain. , (MORE)
Land of the Scots, from Old English Scottas , "inhabitants of Ireland ." Old English borrowed the word from late Latin Scotti , of unknown origin. It may possibly have come from an Irish term of scorn, scuit . After the departure of the Romans from Britain in 423, an Irish tribe invaded Sc…otland, and the name came with them. It later extended to other Irish who settled in the northern regions of Britain.. Alba ( Gaelic name): The Scots- and Irish-Gaelic name for Scotland derives from the same Celtic root as the name Albion , which designates sometimes the entire island of Great Britain and sometimes the country of England , Scotland's southern neighbour. The term arguably derives from an early Indo-European word meaning 'white', generally held to refer to the cliffs of white chalk around the English town of Dover , ironically located at the furthest end of Great Britain from Scotland itself. Others take it to come from the same root as " the Alps ", possibly being an ancient word for mountain. . Caledonia , an old Latin name for Scotland, deriving from the Caledonii tribe. Caledonia in Greek also means "good waters". (MORE)
Caledonia probabaly. Which is what Scotland was origonally called after it was unified in 1000 odd. By unified i mean, when the different regions and people (such as the picts, the normans etc.) came together to form one nation.
New Year's Eve is called Hogmanay then New Year's Day is just that then we have the 2nd January off cos we need the time to recover from the extra celebrations we tend to partake in
Scottish or Scots, Scotch was used in the 18th century but is only applied to whiskey and food now (Scotch broth etc).
For a boy i would probably say John and for a girl would say Kirsty. The most popular surname is Scotland is Smith.
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)
Most bodies of water in Scotland have the word, Loch, in front oftheir name. For example: Loch Ness, Loch Etive, Loch Creran, etc.
Overview . The Ski resorts of Scotland are (west-east): Nevis Range, Glencoe, CairnGorm, Glenshee, The Lecht. All have websites & all but Glenshee have webcams. Skiing in Scotland is often marginal due to strong winds & recurrent thaws but it can be excellent. There is no on-piste accomodation at… any ski area & all are difficult or impossible to access by public transport. Possible are Nevis Range (bus from Fort William), Cairngorm (bus from Aviemore) and Glencoe (bus from Glasgow or possibly Fort William). A quick run down on each follows.. CairnGorm . The mostly widely known area, CairnGorm is 9 miles from the small town of Aviemore, just off the A9 trunk road, 40 miles south of the city of Inverness. Skiing takes place in 2 bowls (Coire Cas & Coire na Ciste) on Cairngorm, Scotland's 4th highest mountain. There have been lifts here since 1961. A controversial Funicular railway, opened in 2001, runs up Coire Cas. Its planning lead to the demise of some useful lifts, so access to the steeper parts of the ski area in Coire na Ciste has been slightly compromised. At the top of the funicular is the UK's highest restaurant & shop (1097m) and a large gently sloping area with tows for beginners. Intermediate skiers are well catered for with a mix of blue and red runs at the top of the Ciste & all down the Cas. Further down the Ciste, the West Wall and East Wall are lift-served steep black runs. This area often has the longest & most reliable season (December-April approximately).. Glencoe . This area is set just off the A82 Glasgow-Fort William road on the mountain of Meall a'Bhuiridh. The setting is spectacular, just south of Glencoe itself, one of the most scenic areas in Scotland. This is the oldest ski area in the country, the first lifts were built in 1956. The ski runs follow natural hollows and the area is north-facing so it holds snow well. The steepest marked run in Scotland, the Flypaper, can be found here and there are numerous easier routes but terrain for beginners is limited. There are few lifts but they access many runs & the largest vertical drop (760m, not usually fully skiable). The lift & mountain infrastructure is generally old & as of April 2009 the owners are seeking new investment.. Glenshee . This area lies on both sides of the A93 Perth-Braemar road, at the point where it is the highest public road in Scotland (652m). It spreads over 3 valleys & 4 mountains & boasts the countries largest lift infrastructure (>20 tows). Some of these are doubled button tows to cut queues on busy days. There are also 2 chairlifts. The ski area is the most extensive in the UK. Beginner areas are easily accessible from the roadside & there are some reasonably steep runs at each extremity of the area. These easterly mountains are less rocky than those of the west so good skiing is possible with a thin layer of snow. However snow-holding is less secure, so extensive fencing is used. There is very limited snow-making.. The Lecht . Also situated on a high mountain pass on the east of the Grampian mountains, the Lecht is slightly closer to the city of Aberdeen than Glenshee. It sits on the A939, between Cock Bridge & Tomintoul (the highest village in the Highlands). The road is very steep & exposed, so probably gets blocked by snow more frequently than any other in the UK. The pass is high (635m) & the surrounding hills are not so the vertical drop here is only 210m. Snow-making is more extensive & the beginner areas are right beside the car parks so it is good for beginners. There is even a 'magic carpet' style lift. The restaurant is recently refurbished and the tows are uniformly stacking button lifts. There is also a chairlift. The heathery slopes allow skiing on thin snow but mean fencing is used to hold the snow. It is usually the first ski resort to open for the season (opened 29th October in 2008/9 season).. Nevis Range . Scotland's newest resort opened in 1989 on the slopes of Aonach Mor. The car park is only 7 miles from the (coastal) town of Fort William & at low level. A Gondola runs to the base of the ski area & a variety of tows fan out across the westerly face of the mountain. The beginner areas are nearby and an unusual 2-way flat chairlift accesses another blue run around the mountain, with better snowholding. There are blue runs at the top of the mountain but the middle section is steeper with red & black runs. There is a chairlift on the other side of the mountain which can provide uplift from excellent steep patrolled & unpatrolled off-piste skiing towards the end of the season. This only opens in excellent conditions as the fuel has to be flown in by helicopter. The mountain is Scotland's 7th highest & the tows go nearly to the top so it has the highest lift (1215m) of any area. The views from here over Carn Mor Dearg to the northern corries of Ben Nevis are fantastic. (MORE)
I believe that it was "Dane Law" for a while.. Could also have been "Tax Land" from Danish Skat (Tax) + land (Skatland).
I presume this question is a joke?. If not, Scotland is not an independent country, merely a region within the United Kingdom (just like England, Wales and Northern Ireland).. The Queen is head of the whole of the UK and all the crown dependancies, dominions (such as Canada or Australia) and colon…ies (of which there are not many left) (MORE)
There are two possibilities, although no one is certain of the origin. The first possibility is that it is taken from llys gwellt (Welsh) which means grass court , and the second is it is derived from lios uillt (Gaelic), meaning fort of the glen . Both origins have merit since Welsh and Gaeli…c was spoken in the region. Galloway actually means "land of the stranger Gaels" and is likely a reference to the area being Welsh speaking, rather than the more common Gaelic. (MORE)
L'Ecosse - there is an accent aigu over the first e (I couldn't figure out how to type it in). the adjective forms (Scottish) are ecossais, ecossaise (again with the accent aigu).
In Scottish Gaelic: Alba . In Irish Gaelic: Albain . In Manx Gaelic: Ã§heer ny Halbey, Albey, Nalbin
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)
There are no states in Scotland. Scotland, like the rest of theUnited Kingdom is divided into counties. For more information seethe related link and the related question under Question tools tothe left.
In population order the four biggest cities in Scotland are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.
The population of Scotland never referred to Scotland as Caledonia, the Romans did. Before the word 'Scotland' it was referred to as 'Alba'.
Cranachan is a scottish dessert with cream, oats, raspberries and whisky. traditionally eaten on burns night (25th January)
In order of population size the five biggest cities are; Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness.
Scotland has six places with city status - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Stirling. Note that although Perth is sometimes known as "the Fair City" it does not have city status.
Scotland was named after the Scotti tribe from Ireland who emigrated to what is now southwest Scotland
Scotland has two flags. One is the St Andrew's Cross with its alternative name of the Saltire and the other flag is the Lion Rampant.
The Church of Scotland is the largest church in Scotland - it has approximately 2000 parish churches across Scotland. The Church of Scotland has a Presbyterian system of church governance and is a Reformed church. Other major church denominations in Scotland include the Roman Catholic Church, the S…cottish Episcopal Church (which is Anglican), the United Reformed Church (largely of ex-Congregational churches), the Free Church of Scotland (which is Presbyterian, Calvinist and Evangelical), the Baptist Church and the Methodist Church. (MORE)
Which religion are we talking about? For example, there are 8 Catholic Dioceses in Scotland, and 7 in the Scottish Episcopal Church.
At various times in the past, Scotland has been known as Alba, Caledonia and Pictland. The name 'Scotland' came from the Scotti tribe who settled in what is now Scotland from Ireland.
yes, there is a castle in scottland i know because i went to scottland because my aunt lives in scottland
Loch Ness. Though the 'monster' is named for the loch not the other way round
Take your pick. The Clyde, Tay, Forth, Dee, Don, Tweed, Spey, Ayr, Ness, Lossie, Annan and Esk are all major rivers in Scotland.
There is no evidence to suggest that this is the case. "Scotland" is derived from the Latin"Scoti" referring to Gaels. The Gaelic word for "Scotland" is "Alba".
You can't ask the name of 'the rock' in Scotland, there are thousands, maybe millions! You have to be a lot more precise with the location and distinguishing features of the rock if you want a proper answer. However, if you are thinking of the rock/stone that Scottish Kings and Queens were crowned o…n, it is the Stone of Scone, sometimes called the Stone of Destiny (MORE)
There are hundreds of mountains in Scotland. It would be impractical to list even those that have an individual name here. Check any topographical map of Scotland for individual names and locations.
There has not been a King of Scotland since the crowns of England and Scotland were formally united in 1707 to form what was then The United Kingdom of Great Britain. Nowadays the country is called The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the heir apparent to the crown (next in …line) is His Royal Highness The Prince Charles. (MORE)
Many fangirls have come up with fan names for Scotland but the one that seems to be the most popular would have to be Ian Kirkland.
It is not. You may be referring to Ecosse, which is the French namefor Scotland.