Scotland is one of four constituent nations that form the United Kingdom (the other three are England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Scotland forms the northern part of the island of Great Britain. The land of cakes, Scotland is famous for its oatmeal cakes. Caledonia is the poetic name of Scotland.
The official language of Scotland is English, although Gaelic is spoken, primarily in the North and West of Scotland. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and Glasgow is the largest city. The other major cities include Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Stirling.
Scotland is divided into three main regions; the Highlands, the Midland Valley and the Southern Uplands.
Scotland includes 787 islands, of which most belong to groups known as the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. Tay, Spey, Clyde, Tweed, Dee, Don and Forth are famous rivers of Scotland.
The Caledonian countryside is a wild, beautiful tumble of raw mountain peaks and … Read More