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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.
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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!!!!!!!!! (MORE)

Where did the name Scotland come from?

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

What was the original name of Scotland?

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 (MORE)

What was the roman name for Scotland?

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.

Can you name a city in West 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 (MORE)

What is the old name of Scotland?

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

What is the official name of Scotland?

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 (MORE)

Name a volcano in Scotland?

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 (MORE)

Gaelic name for scotland?

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. .

How did Scotland get its name?

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

Where does the name Scotland come from?

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".

Where did Scotland get name?

Named after the Scotti tribe form Northern Ireland who invaded the land then known as Pictland in around 500 AD

Where did Scotland get its name from?

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 (MORE)

What does the name Scotland mean?

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 (MORE)

What name was given to Scotland by the Romans?

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.

What is the name of new year in Scotland?

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

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 (MORE)

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 countr (MORE)

Name the Ski resorts in Scotland?

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The old name of Scotland?

I believe that it was "Dane Law" for a while.. Could also have been "Tax Land" from Danish Skat (Tax) + land (Skatland).

What is name Scotland president?

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 (MORE)

How did Leswalt in Scotland get its name?

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 (MORE)

What is the french name for Scotland?

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).

What are Scotland?

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 (MORE)

Name all of the states in Scotland?

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.

What are the names of the cities in Scotland?

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.

What is the name of churches in Scotland?

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 (MORE)

What is the name of Scotlands name?

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.

Did the English name 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".

What is the name of the rock in Scotland?

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What are all the names of mountains in Scotland?

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.

Who is named the next king of Scotland?

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