Sunday, 21 May 2000

Scotland - Bio

Current Monarch: Queen Elizabeth I
  • Since, Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533 – 1603) did not rule over Scotland, the current Monarch is referred to as Elizabeth I, not II in Scotland. 
Annual Royal Events:
  • Holyrood Week
  • Queen's Sumer Break at Balmoral
  • Highland Games

Notable Royal Residences:
  • Balmoral
  • Birkhall
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse

Type of Government:  Scotland is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland, but does have some of it's own power and it's own parliament

First Minister: Nicola Sturgeon

  • Various christian denominations account for most of the population
    • Church of Scotland 32%
    • Roman Catholic 16%
    • Other Christian 5%
  • Muslim 1%
  • Others religons had less than 1% each
  • No religion 28%

Population: 5,347,600

  • Official:
    • English
  • Other widely spoken languages:
    • Scots
    • Scottish Gaelic 
National Anthem: Scotland has no official national anthem. Most international sporting events uses Flower of Scotland or Scotland the Brave for a national anthem.


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