Saturday, November 29, 2014

Geograhy Report Scotland

Scotland is best known for haggis and men wearing kilts. Mum likes men in kilts.

The languages of Scotland are French, German, Italian, Spanish and Scots. Only a few people speak gaelic.

The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh.

The national animal is a Unicorn.

5.295 million people live there. They're currency is UK £, but they have their own money too called the Scottish pound.

Scotland is located in the northern part of Great Britain. You could fit Scotland into Australia almost 100 times.

The government of Scotland is a Constitutional monarchy. This year the Scottish had a referendum to see if Scotland could become independant. It lost but only just.

The points of interest are the William Wallace monument and Edinburgh castle and Loch Ness.

The Flag of Scotland is known as Saint Andrew's Cross or the Saltire, it is the national flag of Scotland.

This is a highland cow.

When we were in Scotland we went as far as Perth and out to St Andrews. Next time we go to Scotland we are going to go up to the Orkney Islands and to see Loch Ness. 

This is haggis, tatties and neeps.

Famous people from Scotland include Alexander graham, Mary Queens of Scots and David Tennant.
Alexander Graham was born on march the 3rd 1847.
Alexander Graham was a scientist, innovator, and inventor of the first practical telephone. He was also one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society.
Queen Mary of Scots was born on December the 8th 1542.

In 1558, she married the Dauphin of France, Francis.
Mary became Queen of Scotland when she was only 6 days old because she was the only surviving child of King James V of Scotland. She was imprisoned and forced to abdicated her thrown in 1567.

Scottish people live in smaller houses because is cold and it snows alot..
The weather in Scotland is cold, some sunny days but mostly cold and snowy.

The  celebrations they have in Scotland are Burns Supper, Hogmanay and St Andrews Day.

Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scottish poems.

Hogmanay  is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is the celebration of the New Year .

St Andrews Day is the feast of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on the 30th of November.

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