Scotland is a country that forms part of the United Kingdom and Great Britain. It has a border with England and is made up of a mainland and many islands. The map below left shows the main islands and cities of Scotland.
The flag of Scotland is blue with a white cross. It is known as the flag of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.
This is a picture of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
The picture is taken from the Dugald Stewart Monument on Carlton Hill.
The Balmoral Hotel Clock Tower can be seen high above other buildings and you can see Edinburgh castle on the opposite hill in the distance.
This is a picture of Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. It is 1,344 metres high (4,409ft).
Ben Nevis is also the highest mountain in the United Kingdom
Loch Ness is one of Scotland's largest lake. It is 37km (23 miles) long and 230 metres (755 feet) deep in places.
Loch is a Gaelic word meaning lake and is used for all lakes in Scotland.
Loch Ness is famous World wide because it is rumoured that a serpent-like monster lives in the lake. Many people have reported seeing the monster but there is no proof.
This man is wearing a kilt. A kilt is a skirt that is made out of pleated tartan cloth. It is the traditional dress for men but is also worn by women.
Family groups in Scotland are called clans. Each clan traditionally has a chief who is the head of the group and each clan has its own unique tartan pattern.
The man is also wearing a sporran, a bag worn round the waist decorated with horse hair.
Other things associated with Scotland are:
Bagpipes - a musical instrument where sound is made by blowing into a bag through a mouthpiece and air escaping through a reed pipe when the bag is squeezed.
Haggis - a traditional dish made from sheep's heart, liver and lungs mixed with chopped onions. It is served with potatoes and turnips.
Whisky - an alcoholic drink made from malt and grain.
Key words associated with Scotland are:
Aberdeen, Ben Nevis, bagpipes, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, haggis, heather, Hebrides, Highlands, Inverness, kilt, Loch Ness, Lowlands, monster, Orkneys, porridge, scones, Shetlands, shortbread, St Andrew, tartan, thistle, whisky
20 Famous Scottish People
Adam Smith, Alex Ferguson, Alexander Fleming, Alexander Graham Bell, Andy Murray, Billy Connolly, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Chris Hoy, David Livingstone, Ewan MacGregor, Flora MacDonald, Gordon Brown, JK Rowling, James Watt, John Logi Baird, Mary Queen of Scots, Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stephenson, Sean Connery, Sir Walter Scott, Tony Blair, William Wallace
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Tiffany Macbeth in Scotland. Available: http://www.tiffanymacbeth.com/Travels/scotland.htm. Last accessed