Scotland covers the northern part of Great Britain and is since 1707 a country within the United Kingdom.
During the last Ice Age Scotland was solidly covered by thick glaciers.
Hunter-gatherers (re)appeared some 15 millennia ago. The area around Perth has many artifacts going back to prehistoric times, in particular a royal tomb from the Bronze Age in Forteviot
The Romans reached Scotland, but soon retreated behind Hadrian's Wall.
The Kingdom of Scotland started in 843 Till the merger with England in 1707 their was a hate-love relation between Scots and English a feeling that remains today.
The Industrial Revolution made Scotland a world leader in manufacturing. Those days are long gone, presently North Sea oil and service are major industries. And there is always the whiskey...
Edinburgh is Scotland's capital and cultural center, withGlasgow as economic "powerhouse".
About half of the Scots want to leave the UK ASAP, become an independent country and rejoin the EU again.
Despite the often bad weather, Scotland has a lot on offer for the tourist, old towns and wild country up north.
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Commando Memorial
Fort Augustus
Glen Coe
Rosslyn Chapel