Capital City Edinburgh
Languages English, Scots and Gaelic
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
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,
The Minister replies 'Ah, you are in Scotland now. It's a local call!'
"The best small country in the world"
We had swords. Large Swords.:)
Scottish man : *Draws out sword* eh?
English Man : *scared* never mind, you rule, you rule...
Scottish man :And who are we?
English man : Scotland...
Natural Enemies of The SassenachsEnglishwe eventualy got sick of beating the shit out of them,so now we live in an uneasy truce for now, called The United Kingdomon the island of Great Britain.But That will change shortly when we decide to flush the fuckers down south like a rancid turdand become independent again.