»Scotlandis a country and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe , and one of the four naions comprising the United Kingdom . Scotland occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain . Queen Elizabeth II, head of state of the United Kingdom , is descended from King James VI of Scotland.
» Scotland comprises the northern part of the island of Great Britain ; it is bordered on the south by England . The country consists of a mainland area plus several island groups. Three main geographical and geological areas make up the mainland: from north to south, the generally mountainous Highlands . Almost all residents of Scotland speak English, although many also speak various dialects of Lowland Scots which differ markedly from Scottish Standard English. Scotland comprises 32 unitary authority regions.
»Scotland into 33 traditional counties. Scotland has six elected cities: in downward order of inhabitant's size:
- G l a s g o w
- E d i n b u r g h
- A b e r d e e n
- D u n d e e
- I n v e r n e s s
- S t i r l i n g
»Scotland is generally thought to be good for hunting, especially deer stalking and grouse shooting. Scotland has a long and complex history, and has thousands of historic sites and attractions. These include prehistoric Stone circles, Standing stones and burial chambers, and various Bronze Age, Iron Age sites. There are also many historic castles, houses, and battlegrounds to visit.