The northernmost country in the United Kingdom, although possibly not for much longer. The most recent referendum (2014) saw the Scots vote to stay a part of the UK, but in light of Brexit it is highly uncertain that that outcome would remain the same.
My blog posts:
- Capital: Edinburgh
- Population: 5.5 million
- Currency: Pound sterling (£)
- Language: Scottish, English
- Edinburgh: vibrant city with an impressive hilltop castle, a festive Fringe Festival and something always going on.
- Glasgow: Scotland’s biggest city, it was the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and site of the incredible Glasgow University (which rings bells of similarity with the University of Otago)
- Loch Ness: Loch means lake – see if you can spot the famed folklore monster!
- Did you know?
- Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn. Go figure.
- About 13% of the population has red hair, the highest proportion in the world.
- The Scots invented golf, way back in the 15th century.
- Scotland is made up of over 700 islands.
- One of Scotland’s most famous products, whisky, was actually invented in China.
- Useful tips:
- Don’t order your whisky with ice. Try it on it’s own, then maybe add a few drops of water, and only if it is still unbearable is it acceptable to add ice.
- Tennent’s Lager is Scotland’s most consumed beer and has been brewed in Glasgow for over 400 years.
- Edinburgh and Glasgow are only 1 hour apart.