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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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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

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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

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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


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


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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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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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

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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