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Scotland by Mind Map: Scotland

1. Geography

1.1. Located: Noth of GB

1.2. Consist of mainland area plus several island groups.

1.3. Temperate oceanic climat

2. General information

2.1. Scotland is a country and former independant kingdome of nortwest Europe and one of the three nations comprising Great Britain.

2.2. Ancient name - Alba.

2.3. The Scotish saltire and field is one of the components of the Union Flag.

3. Demographics

3.1. The majority of population lives in the Central Belt.

4. History

4.1. The early settlements: Scara Brae, Calanais, Mousa.

4.2. The earliest tribes: Picts, Scots

4.3. Hadrian's Wall - was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia.

4.4. 843 - Alba

4.5. From the 1000's - lost of Celtic character.

4.6. Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence.

4.7. Robert the Bruce was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Robert was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, and eventually led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent country and is today revered in Scotland as a national hero

4.8. In 14-16 - wars

4.9. 1707 - act of Union

5. Language

5.1. Official: Scots, Scots-Gaelic

5.2. De facto: English

6. Currency

6.1. Pound Sterling

7. Education

7.1. Own separate education system

7.2. Free state education

8. Law

8.1. Scots Law

8.2. Law is uncodified

8.3. Three verdicts for crime: guilty/not guilty/not proven

9. Religion

9.1. the Church of Scotland

9.2. Pesbyterian form

9.3. Scottish Episcopal Church

9.4. Free Church of Scotland

10. Sport

10.1. Shinty

10.2. Football

10.3. Rugby

10.4. Golf

10.5. Highland Games

10.5.1. Athletic heavy events

10.5.2. Highland dansing

10.5.3. Pipe bands

11. Literature

11.1. JK Rowling

11.2. Ian Banks

11.3. Dame Murial Spark

11.4. Ian Rankin

11.5. Sir Artur Conan Doyle

11.6. Sir Walter Scott

11.7. Robert Louis Stevenson

11.8. Robert Burns

12. Ian Rankin

13. Festivals

13.1. The Edinburg Festival

13.2. The Edinburg Festival Fringe

13.3. The Edinburg military tatoo

14. Holidays and traditions

14.1. Hogmanay

14.1.1. First-footing

14.2. Ne'erday

14.2.1. Smoking Stick

14.3. Burns supper

14.3.1. Haggies

15. Icons

15.1. Loch Ness

15.2. Irn Bru

15.3. Tartan

15.4. Single malt Scotch Whisky