Presentation on theme: "Scotland CAPITAL: Edinburgh AREA: 78.387 km 2 POPULATION: -Scottish Population: Around 5,2 million -Population of Scotland’s main cities: Glasgow: 592,820."— Presentation transcript:
CAPITAL: Edinburgh AREA: 78.387 km 2 POPULATION: -Scottish Population: Around 5,2 million -Population of Scotland’s main cities: Glasgow: 592,820 Edinburgh: 486,120 Aberdeen: 217,120 Dundee: 144,290 Inverness: 56,660 Stirling: 89,850 DENSITY: 67,2 km 2 CLIMATE: The climate of Scotland is temperate, and tends to be very changeable, but not normally extreme HIGHEST MOUNTAIN: Ben Nevis (1.344 m) MONEY: The currency of Scotland is the GBP Pound (£)Geography
History An important event that marked the history was the war of Scottish independence. The First War of Independence (1296-1328) began with an English invasion of Scotland, ending with the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton in 1328. The Second War of Independence (1332-1357) took place on the occasion of the invasion of Edward Balliol, supported by the British in 1332, ending turn in 1357 with the signing of the Treaty of Berwick. The period and all conflicts as a whole accounted for a huge crisis Scotland national type, being a crucial period for the subsequent history. Upon completion of both wars, Scotland had managed to maintain its status as a free and independent nation, which had been his goal throughout the conflict.
Food & Drink Scottish cuisine is the specific set of cooking traditions and practices associated with Scotland. It has distinctive attributes and recipes of its own, but shares much with wider British and European cuisine as a result of local and foreign influences, both ancient and modern. These foods are traditional to or originate in Scotland: Foods: -Porridge. -Raspberry and tayberry. -Cullen Skink. -Crowdie. -Arbroath smokie. -Burnt Cream. -Black Pudding. -Bannock. -Clapshot. -Rowan Jelly. Drink: -India Pale Ale. -Irn-Bru.
Music The music scene in Scotland is very much alive around the country you'll find traditional folk music, bagpipes, classic shows and performances. But especially the more typical the grandeur of the bagpipes, the toe-tapping music of the fiddle and accordion, the proud custom of Gaelic song and the relaxing sounds of the clarsach. A very famous person in Scotland is Susan Boyle, because she participated in a competition where everyone was surprised by his talent.
Literature Scotland is a land full of history, legends and a lot of charm and romance. Some of these legends have served as inspiration for many writers. For example, Robert McGregor or Rob Roy, from 1671 to 1734, was a famous hero called by some the authentic Robin Hood. Rob Roy's story attracted the attention of many writers during the eighteenth century. Daniel Defoe wrote a novel about the life of Rob Roy in a book called Highland Roque. Another example is Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott, 1817. The Scot was a prolific writer of English Romanticism and many of his works are today not only a classic of English literature but also Scottish. He devoted a number of ballads inspired by the tradition of the Borders region and in Germany (Songs of the Scottish Borders, The Last Troubadour...). In 1805 his poetry launched to fame. The Lady of the Lake was one of his most popular poems, written during your vacation by Trossachs and the islands of Lake Katrina. He also wrote popular novels such as Ivanhoe, Waverley or short stories as The widow of the Highlands.
Personal Opinion I think it was good to do this project because we have known more about our country, and this is very well.