Interesting facts about Scotland

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, the question of what the English and Scots have more, similarities or differences, can still be considered open. Despite such geographical proximity, Scotland is quite different from England, and the Scots are not so similar to the English or the Irish.

Scotland owns almost eight hundred islands. True, almost all of them remain uninhabited to this day.

De jure Scotland is a separate state, but at the same time part of the UK.

Scotland was an independent kingdom for almost five hundred years, becoming a part of the United Kingdom only in 1707.

The shortest air route in the world runs between the two Scottish islands, taking up only about a minute of time.

The oldest settlement in the UK is located in Scotland. It is called Skara Bray, and, according to archaeologists, it was founded more than five thousand years ago.

The famous Loch Ness lake, attracting a lot of tourists every year, is located in Scotland.

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is the city with the largest number of buildings-monuments in the world. Here everything is literally imbued with antiquity.

This game, like golf, was invented in the 15th century right here in Scotland, when people were entertained, pounding round stones in rabbit holes with sticks on the lawn.

In Scotland, there are only two parks with national status.

In the waters of the washing seas of Scotland, there are a total of about forty thousand species of living beings.

In the United States and Canada, taken together, there are about as many Scots as there are about five million in Scotland itself.

In Scottish (which is also Gaelic), only about one percent of the population of Scotland speaks.

Asphalt was invented in Scotland in 1820.

The official symbol of Scotland is the unicorn.

Their famous skirts-kilt Scots in everyday life are almost not worn.