Scotland Facts

Scotland Facts
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. See the file below for more facts about Scotland.
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Capital
Edinburgh

Population
5,100,000 at June 1991

Area
31,510 sq. miles

Government
Scotland has been ruled by the British Parliament, although it maintained its own system of laws, education and established church. A Scottish Parliament opened in 2000

Money
Scottish banknotes are available in the following denominations:

  • £1
  • £5
  • £10
  • £20
  • £100

Climate
At most times of the year it is perfectly possible to have glorious sunshine, chilling cold, together with wind, rain and even snow – all in the one day!

Languages
English and Gaelic. The Scots language (which has many similarities to English, but also draws on French and Gaelic) is also spoken. Whereas Gaelic is the language of the Highlands & Islands, Scots is the language of the Lowlands.