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The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707, although it had been in a personal union with the kingdoms of England and Ireland since James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English and Irish thrones in 1603

History of Scotland print that page

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The history of Scotland begins around 10,000 years ago, when humans first began to inhabit what is now Scotland after the end of the Devensian glaciation , the last ice age . Of the Stone Age , Bronze Age , and Iron Age civilization that existed in the territory, many artifacts remain

Scotland national rugby league team print that page

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The Scotland national rugby league team represent Scotland in international rugby league football tournaments. The team is run under the auspices of the Scotland Rugby League , [ 2 ] and are nicknamed The Bravehearts . [ 3 ] Scotland are not regarded as a test nation. [ 4 ] Following

Scotland Yard print that page

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occupied the building. Previously a private house, 4 Whitehall Place backed onto a street called Great Scotland Yard . The original New Scotland Yard, now called the Norman Shaw Buildings By 1887, The Met headquarters had expanded from 4 Whitehall Place into several neighbouring addresses

Jura, Scotland print that page

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densely populated than neighbouring Islay and is one of the least densely populated islands of Scotland . The main settlement is the village of Craighouse on the east coast. Craighouse is home to the island's sole distillery, producing Isle of Jura whisky. [ 6 ] The village is also home

Scotland in the Early Modern Era print that page

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Stewart which began with Walter Stewart's marriage to the daughter of Robert the Bruce. Once again, Scotland was in the hands of a regent, James Hamilton, Earl of Arran. [ edit ] Mary, Queen of Scots Main article: Queen of Scots Within two years, the Rough Wooing , Henry VIII's military

Unionism in Scotland print that page

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The political union between the Kingdoms of Scotland and England (also including Wales as an English possession) was created by the Acts of Union , passed in the parliaments of both kingdoms in 1707 and 1706 respectively, which united the governments of what had previously been independent

Kingdom of Scotland print that page

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The Kingdom of Scotland ( Gaelic : Rìoghachd na h-Alba , Scots : Kinrick o Scotland ) was a Sovereign state in North-West Europe that existed from 843 until 1707. It occupied the northern third of the island of Great Britain and shared a land border to the south with the Kingdom of

Sport in Scotland print that page

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Highland games, the largest and most widespread multi-sport festivals of the 19th century, [ 1 ] are claimed to have influenced Baron Pierre de Coubertin when he was planning the revival of the Olympic Games . De Coubertin saw a display of Highland games at the Paris Exhibition of 1889

Music of Scotland print that page

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important part of Scottish music. Although this particular form of bagpipe developed exclusively in Scotland , it is not the only Scottish bagpipe, and other bagpiping traditions remain across Europe. The earliest mention of bagpipes in Scotland dates to the 15th century although they could