Area was inhabited by 3rd millenium BCE; Rome invaded, but never subdued native Picts; invaded by Scots from Ireland in the 6th century CE; Picts and Scots united in 844; invaded by Norsemen beginning in the 8th century; first linked with English monarchy in 12th century; 16th century marked by religious turmoil; Crowns of Scotland and England united in 1603, parliaments in 1707; significant percentage still read or speak Scottish Gaelic language.

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56.1183500° N, 4.3505860° W
5,460,000 (2019 est.)

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Scotland, UK
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
November 21, 2021