Presentation on theme: "The most important information. Scotland is located in Western Europe, earlier was an independent kingdom, but now is part of the United Kingdom of Great."— Presentation transcript:
The most important information. Scotland is located in Western Europe, earlier was an independent kingdom, but now is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh, but the largest city is Glasgow. Since 1996, Scotland is divided into 32 administrative units called counties. The official language is English and Gaelic. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II
Edinburgh Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and also showcase of the whole country with a rich cultural and economic life. Edinburgh is situated in the hills and extinct volcanoes. In Edinburgh are many interesting places. One of them is Edinburgh Castle is one of the most powerful and oldest fortresses in Britain. It is not only the symbol of Edinburgh but throughout Scotland. Fortress is situated on a rocky hill in the city center.
Glasgow Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. There is a lot of tourist attractions. One of them is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is the oldest museum in Scotland, having one of the largest art collections in Europe. In Glasgow also worth visiting the Science Centre, the Cathedral, the Botanic Gardens and St. Andrew's Cathedral.
Loch Ness Loch Ness is the largest by volume, freshwater lake located in Scotland, with a length of about 37 km. It is situated at an altitude of 16 meters above sea level, south-west of Inverness. Fame this lake brought the legend of the monster called Nessie. It is one of the greatest mysteries in the history of Scotland. The origins of the legend of the monster come from the seventh century.
KILT Kilt is a Scottish national costume. This is a skirt made of tartan - plaid material pattern. Each Scottish clan has its own tartan pattern. Kilt festive attire, assumed for the holidays and family celebrations. Kilt is traditionally a man's apparel, but there are women's clothes, based on this formula. Men can also wear a sporran - a fur or leather bag attached to a belt on her hips.
Whisky Whisky is a contentious issue between the Scots and the Irish - because to this day is unexplained who with nations invented the alcohol. It is a fact that Scotch whiskey is known and respected around the world and is a symbol of prestige and good taste. The most popular brands in the category of blended include Johnnie Walker, Teacher's, Whyte & Mackay, Chivas Regal.