|a country that is part of the United Kingdom, occupying the north of Great Britain: the English and Scottish thrones were united under one monarch in 1603 and the parliaments in 1707: a separate Scottish parliament was established in 1999. Scotland consists of the Highlands in the north, the central Lowlands, and hilly uplands in the south; has a deeply indented coastline, about 800 offshore islands (mostly in the west), and many lochs. Capital: Edinburgh. Pop: 5 057 400 (2003 est). Area: 78 768 sq km (30 412 sq miles)Related: Scots, Caledonian, Scottish|
|Related: Scots, Caledonian, Scottish|
One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; contains the northern portion of the island of Great Britain and many surrounding islands. Its capital is Edinburgh, and its largest city is Glasgow.
Note: Bagpipes and kilts are well-known symbols of Scotland.