Facts & Figures

Gaelic Travel-Scotland-Facts & Figures

Scotland is in located north-west Europe and is part of Great Britain.

The former Kingdom of Scotland (until 1603) is today one of the four constituent nations which form the United Kingdom, it occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

Scotland is the second largest country in the UK, after England.

Scotland shares a border with England.

Scotland has 3 officially recognised languages: English, Scots and Scottish Gaelic, with just one per cent of the population using the last.

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The largest city is Glasgow, and other major cities include Aberdeen and Dundee.

Scotland includes approximately 790 islands. These include groups called Orkney, Shetland and the Hebrides.

The Scottish Highlands are a mountainous region of Scotland with historical importance and a low population density.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland.Standing at 1,344 meters (4409 feet) above sea level.

The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn, appreciated for its purity and strength.

Scotland has a unique culture with traditions such as bagpipes, kilts and highland dancing.