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Gaelic name Alba
Capital City Edinburgh
Languages English, Scots and Gaelic
Pop 5000.000(aprox)
Highest Peak Ben Nevis 1344 m (4409 ft)
Patron Saint St Andrew
Flag St Andrews Cross or Saltire, oldest National Flag in The world (still in use)
Nation State within the UK
Scotland has a long and bloody history with as much internal conflict as well as having to fend off repeated invasions from such foe's as the Romans,saxons,Vikings and the Anglo Normans English.
Scotland was an Independent Sovereign State until 1707 when the 'act of union' was agreed upon Joining Scotland with England and Wales to Form Great Britain.Although never popular with the common people The New State did bring Benefits for all three nations The British EmpireWas one such example with Scots playing a major role.By the time of the Industrial Revolution ,Scotland Was at the centre of innovation and invention.Glasgow became known as the second city of the Empire and The industry in Central Scotland and Clydeside made it known as the 'workshop of the world' Recent Times have seen a shift in the Nations fortunes With the decline of shipbuilding coal mines and steelworks being replaced with technological industries.
1999 witnesed the first Scots Parliament in Edinburgh in nearly 300 years.The current First Minister (at time of writing) is Jack McConnell
Having Read many Opinions on Scotland on here I thought I would Write a Factual One See Scottish Inventions for more insight to our unique heritage
by Alba gu Brath June 22, 2006
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The country up north that says aboot and eh, and isn't Canada.

It is very patriotic and has some good local rugby teams, some top-quality football teams, great pies, beer, and an education system that 0wnz all others.

Only bad thing is the climate, which is a bit duff.
by shiieru November 06, 2003
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An American is on 'vacation' in the UK and is touring famous Cathedrals and churches. In London, he visits Westminster Abbey and sees a golden telephone with a sign advertising 'calls to God, £1000'.

In York, he visits York Minster and sees the same golden telephone with the same sign advertising 'calls to God, £1000'.

In Edinburgh, he visits St Giles and again sees the same golden telephone, but this time the sign reads 'calls to God, 10p'.

Surprised, he seeks out a member of the clergy and asks,

'Minister, in Westminster Abbey and York Minster I have seen this golden telephone and calls to God advertised at £1000, yet here the price is only 10p! Why is that?'

The Minister replies 'Ah, you are in Scotland now. It's a local call!'
by Ewan Carmichael October 10, 2006
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The Country that’s Above And on Top of England In every respect.
Jesus: But Father you have created this wonderous land with beautiful scenery and natural wonders, why are you so generous to these people?
God: Yes my Son! But wait untill you see the Neighbours I am giving them!
Scotland is the country on top
by william the wallace March 15, 2006
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Gaelic name: Alba.

The northernmost country of the United Kingdom. Reknowned for tartans/kilts(which men look stunning in!), the lovely Highlands, many languages (Gàidhlig, Scots),
and much grief from the English.

Americans are known to settle there because of less expensive homes. The country is already very mixed up with people; native Scots could eventually be overwhelmed.
"Latha Math!" (Good day!)
"I'm sorry?"
"Nach eil Gàidhlig agaibh?" (You don't speak Gaelic?)
"I'm afraid that I don't understand you, ma'am... I thought you people spoke English."
"We do speak English... and Gaelic was our original language before the bloody English came in!"
by Lorelili March 03, 2005
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1 Descrided by First Minister Jack MacConnel as "The best small country in the world".

2 Is responcible for The United Kingdom, as it subsidises England, rescently stoped the English from electing the pro-ethnic cleansing Conservitave party, and does all the fighting in Iraq.

3 The only country in the world to have a First Past the Post system of government and a 6 party system.

4 Invented everything of use in the world

5 The only country in the world which has a minority of people who speak the official language

6 Best Primary Education in the world and 6th best secondary education (after Japan, S Korea, and Scandanavia)
Scotland is the most patriotic country in the world which doesn't artificially create partiatism using propaganda.
by Chalkie9009 May 22, 2005
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The Country thats Above And on Top of England In every respect. The British Canada!
Scotland Is way Nicer Than England
by Aye Yer Maw March 04, 2006
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