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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

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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

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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

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The Politics of Scotland forms a distinctive part of the wider politics of the United Kingdom . Constitutionally , the United Kingdom is de jure a unitary state with one sovereign parliament and government. However, under a system of devolution (or home rule) adopted in the late 1990s

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interpretations, including an opera . [ 10 ] The entire archipelago is owned by the National Trust for Scotland . It became one of Scotland 's five World Heritage Sites in 1986 and is one of the few in the world to hold joint status for its natural and cultural qualities. [ 11 ] Two different

Scotland in the Early Modern Era print that page


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

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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

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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

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Malcolm's Kingdom did not extend over the full territory of modern Scotland : the north and west of Scotland remained in Scandinavian , Norse-Gael and Gaelic control, and the areas under the control of the Kings of Scots would not advance much beyond the limits set by Malcolm II (Máel

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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