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Scotland is the state and the part of the UK. Scotland is located in the Northern part of the island of Great Britain. On its southern border it borders with England. Scotland
The population of Scotland is 5,078,400. The Official languages are English and Gaelic.
Edinburgh The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. It is situated on the east coast of Scotland. Edinburgh is the home to the Scottish Parliament
The Scottish flag is a white St. Andrew's cross on a blue field. It is one of the oldest flags in Europe. Official flag of Scotland
The official head of Scotland is the British Monarch
The official emblem of the Kingdom of Scotland in the form of a red lion with tongue and claws blue, shown on a gold field, which was framed by a red border in the two bands, decorated with lilies. Сoat of arms of Scotland
Scotland is rich not only the official state symbols, along with it there is the so-called semi-official character - a unicorn holding a shield and decorating many historical emblems, thistle - portrayed on the bills of the national currency. The floral symbol of Scotland
Kilts - traditional Scottish woolen cloth costume with a tartan or plaid pattern. This is a skirt that men wear.. Nowadays there are few people wear kilts daily . Scots mainly wear kilts to family events and important holidays. National dress - Kilt
Tartan The wearing of tartans is traditional in Scotland. Originally, the tartan was worn as a long piece of cloth thrown over the shoulders.
Bagpipe is a Scotland’s national instrument. The Scottish piper is wearing a kilt. National instrument
Famous Sights in Scotland Stirling Castle is from medieval times and is near Edinburgh. It is open to visitors.
Castles of Scotland - it is a real attraction, allowing each tourist who wants to plunge into the magical world of medieval tales and legends.
Caerlaverock Castle was first mentioned in 1220
The Palace of Holyrood House – the Queen’s official residence
Highlands Ben Nevis is the highest peak (1344 m) The Highlands of Scotland are among the oldest mountains in the world.
The lakes of Scotland. There are many lakes in Scotland. The best- known is Loch Ness people think a large monster lives.
Sports have an important place in Scottish life. The most popular sports in Scotland are soccer and rugby. National sport
Haggis – Scottish national dish, chopped lamb meat, mixed with oatmeal, spices and whatever else, stuffed inside the stomach of sheep and boiled for several hours, eaten together with mashed potatoes National food
Scotland has always stood apart among the countries of the UK due to the special color, history, architecture and nature. The attractions of Scotland can not be numbered.