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Title: Scotland


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Scotland
  • Margus Arm and Mart Lainas
  • C.R.Jakobson Gymn.
  • 11c
  • Supervisors Tiia Pukk, Marje Maasen
  • Viljandi
  • 2002

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Geography
  • Scotland is 31,510 sq. miles in area it is 274
    miles long from North to South and varies in
    breadth between 24 and 154 miles.
  • The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh.
  • There are 790 islands off the coast of Scotland
    of which 130 are inhabited.
  • Scotland's longest river is the Tay (120 miles).
  • The highest mountain in the UK is Ben Nevis
    (4,418 feet).

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Population
The population of Scotland in 1997 was
5,122,500
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Population

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Population of Cities
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The tallest man in Scotland
  • The Guinness Book of Records shows that the
    tallest Scotsman and the tallest "true" giant was
    Angus Macaskill.
  • He was born in 1825 was 7ft 9 (2.36m) tall.
  • He died on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, in
    1863.

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Mountains
  • Ben Nevis - 4,406 feet
  • Ben Macdhui - 4,300 feet
  • Braeriach - 4,248 feet
  • Cairn Toul - 4,241 feet
  • Cairngorm - 4,084 feet
  • Aonach Beag - 4,060 feet
  • Carn Mor Dearg - 4,012 feet
  • Aonach Mor - 3,999 feet
  • Ben Lawers - 3,984 feet

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Rivers
  • The longest river in Scotland is the Tay (120
    miles long).
  • The River Clyde is 106 miles long.
  • The Tweed (97 miles).
  • The Dee (85 miles).
  • The Don (82 miles).
  • The Forth (65 miles).

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Scottish money
  • Scottish banks have issued banknotes continuously
    since 1695.
  • Scotland design and print their own notes.
  • About 95 of the banknotes in circulation in
    Scotland come from the Scottish banks.
  • The value of Scottish banknotes is around 20
    billion (about US30 billion).
  • There are still some Scottish one pound notes in
    circulation and other denominations are 5, 10,
    20, 50 and 100.

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Climate
  • The highest temperature recorded in Scotland was
    32.8C/91.0F at Dumfries on 2 July 1908.
  • The coldest daytime temperature in Scotland was
    -27.2C/-17.0F at Bremar on 11 February 1985.
  • In the sunniest parts of Scotland (Angus, Fife,
    Lothians, Ayrshire, Dumfries Galloway) there is
    an average of 1,400 hours of sunshine each year.
  • The western Highlands of Scotland are the wettest
    parts of Scotland with over 3000mm or 118 inches
    of rain a year.

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Culture
  • As might be expected, tartans and the kilt have a
    great deal of myth and legend attached to Scots.
  • Bagpipes are what Caledonia Road are all about.
    Good bagpipes start with the right materials
    which are then crafted into pipes which sound and
    look perfect.
  • The word "whisky" comes from the Gaelic
    "uisgebeatha" which means "water of life".

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Scotland Office
  • The role of the Secretary of State and the
    Scotland Office is to represent Scottish
    interests in matters that are reserved to the
    United Kingdom Parliament.
  • Helen Liddell was appointed as Secretary of State
    for Scotland on 24 January 2001.

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The Scottish Parliament
  • The Scottish Parliament is made up of all 129
    MSPs. The Scottish Parliament passes laws. It
    also scrutinises the work and policies of the
    Scottish Executive.
  • There 72 MPs representing Scotland in the House
    of Commons at Westminster.

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The difference between the Scottish Parliament
and the Scottish Executive
  • The Scottish Parliament is made up of all 129
    MSPs.
  • The Scottish Parliament passes laws.
  • It also scrutinises the work and policies of the
    Scottish Executive.
  • The Scottish Executive is the government in
    Scotland for all devolved matters.
  • The Scottish Executive is formed from the party
    or parties holding a majority of seats in the
    Parliament.

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Leisure activities
  • Scotland is the home and birthplace of golf
  • Skiing in Scottish Highlands.
  • You can go fishing.
  • Watersports on the lakes
  • Many cultural events

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Scottish humour
  • It is said that the Scots have a good sense of
    humour because it's free. Much of it is
    influenced by the stereotypes.
  • Some examples of Scottish humour
  • A Lewis man was planning a flight to Glasgow
    and phoned to find out how long the flight would
    be. "Just one second, sir" said the girl at the
    other end. "Thanks very much" he replied and hung
    up.
  • Jessie was out for a walk and came to a
    river and saw Maggie on the opposite bank. "Hello
    there," she shouts, "how can I get to the other
    side?" Maggie looked up the river, then down the
    river, then shouted back, "You ARE on the other
    side."

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Lochs
  • Loch Lomond is the best known of all the Scottish
    lochs.
  • Loch Tay is in the heart of Perthshire. Like many
    of Scotland's lochs it is long and narrow.
  • Loch Earn is mainly in Perthshire. It is a
    favourite place for sailing and watersports.

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Summary
The climate in Scotland is very changeable
depending on the height of the land. There is a
very beautiful countryside and we definitely
recommend you to visit Scotland for holidays or
for business trips.
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