? Occupying the northern region of Great Britain, Scotland has England to its south, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the North sea to the east. It occupies an area of more than 30,000 square miles.
? The country derives its name from Scotia or the land of Gales which was a term formerly used to refer to Ireland.
? Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. It is 2010's most competitive city of the United Kingdom. It is popular as a awesome information tourist destination and is often voted as one of the best places to live.
? Scotland has a devolved government. The Monarch of the United Kingdom is the Head of State of Scotland. A member of the Scottish Parliament is appointed as the First Minister. The appointment is made by the Queen on nomination of the Parliament. The First Minister selects other ministers to form the Scottish Government.
? Scotland is famous for its freshwater lakes. It has a cultural heritage of medieval castles and it hosts many arts and music festivals, which people across the globe look forward to attend.