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Scotland from a Scotsman's perspective

by Dave Reston
(Glasgow, Scotland)

What can i say about my home country. For a start the weather isn't so good...

This country of mine is steeped in history, Dating back thousands of years. The Kingdom of Scotland was first established in the 9th century over 1100 years ago.
If you want to look more into the history of Scotland just google it.

The landscape is among some of the most beautiful i have ever laid my eyes upon, There is a mixture of everything from low lying fields all the way up to the beautiful mountains known throughout the world.

There are 2 languages spoken in scotland all though about 85% of the population speak scottish english and 15% speak gaelic, Most gaelic speaking people are in the north west and islands off the west coast.

The biggest city's are situated in the(central belt)middle of Scotland with the historic capital Edinburgh in the east and the industrial city of Glasgow in the west, Up in the north east of Scotland is the oil capital of Europe, Aberdeen.
There are many smaller city/towns inbetween the rolling hills and the monsterous mountains.

I am very proud to be scottish and very proud of my country. For such a small place with a population of little over 5 million people, It has been involved with many of the things we have in the modern world today. If you would like to find out more then again google it.

All in all, If you have not been to Scotland then you should visit at some point in your life, It is a mythical place and where legends have been born. With amazing countryside a stones throw from the city's and brilliant architecture and history.

It is a must for travellers.


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