Presentation on theme: "SCOTLAND. Capital Edinburgh 55°57′N 3°11′W Largest city Glasgow 55°51′N 4°16′W Official languagesEnglish regional languages Scottish Gaelic Scottish."— Presentation transcript:
Capital Edinburgh 55°57′N 3°11′W Largest city Glasgow 55°51′N 4°16′W Official languagesEnglish regional languages Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Scots Scots Governmentconstitutional monarchy Monarch Elizabeth II Establishment During the Early Middle Ages;. Tradition gives 843 AD Early Middle AgesTraditionAD by King Kenneth MacAlpin.King Kenneth MacAlpin Area 78,387 km 2Area Population 5,313,600Population Currency Pound sterlingPound sterling ( GBP ) GBP Date formatdd/mm/yyyy Drives on theleft Patron saint St Andrew St Andrew
The first flag was named Saltire. The design of the Saltire is quite simple, the white cross of St. Andrew in an X style was on the flag and the rest of the colour is plain blue. The Scottish people had a great fascination about St. Andrew who is a fisherman in the bible. St. Andrew, together with his brother Simon also known as Peter, was called by Jesus Christ to be his disciples. The Scottish people are very religious and as a sign of their respect and devotion to St. Andrew, they decided to put a white cross on their flag.
The second flag was called the Lion Rampant. The lion symbolizes power and strength
Cuillin Hills ( Located on the most northern island of Skye )
Skara Brae Located on the main island of Orkney, Skara Brae is one of the best preserved Stone Age villages in Europe. Older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, it has been called the “Scottish Pompeii.
Stirling Castle one of the most spectacular castles in all of Scotland. High up on the vertical rock mass of Castle Hill,
Luskentyre beach is situated on the spectacular west coast of South Harris in the Outer Hebrides. One of the most beautiful color- washed coastal areas of Scotland, its blue-green seas, creamy sands and the vibrant green hillside. Peaceful and timeless
Loch Ness One of the most famous lakes in the world, Loch Ness is the second largest loch in Scotland after Loch Lomond. it holds the legend of an infamous sea monster. The most notorious mythical creature of modern time, Nessie.
Ben Nevis Situated deep into the highlands of Scotland and it is the British Isle’s highest summit.
Eilean Donan is a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland. Connected to the mainland by a footbridge with a picturesque medieval castle. The original castle was built in the early 13 th century against the Vikings. Today, the castle is one of the most photographed monuments in Scotland and a popular place for weddings and film locations. It has appeared in such films as Highlander and The World Is Not Enough.
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