Outline of Scotland

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Location of Scotland (dark green)
– in Europe (light green & dark grey)
– in the United Kingdom (light green)

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Scotland:

Scotland – The oldest monarchy in Europe, the second oldest former country in Europe and is the fifth oldest former country in the world, preceding France, England and Denmark. It is currently one of four former countries of the United Kingdom, having previously been an independent, sovereign country prior to the 1707 union with England.[1][2][3] Occupying the northern third of the largest island, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland consists of over 790 islands[4] including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

General reference[edit]

Geography of Scotland[edit]

Enlargeable relief map of Scotland

Geography of Scotland


Environment of Scotland[edit]

Environment of Scotland

Natural geographic features of Scotland[edit]

Regions of Scotland[edit]

Ecoregions of Scotland[edit]

List of ecoregions in Scotland

Administrative divisions of Scotland[edit]

Administrative divisions of Scotland

Municipalities of Scotland[edit]
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland

Municipalities of Scotland

Demography of Scotland[edit]

Demographics of Scotland

Government and politics of Scotland[edit]

The Scottish Parliament, the national legislature of Scotland

Politics of Scotland

Branches of the Scottish Government[edit]

Government of Scotland




Law and order in Scotland[edit]

Scots law

Armed forces in Scotland[edit]

Local government in Scotland[edit]

Local government in Scotland

History of Scotland[edit]

By period[edit]

By region[edit]

By subject[edit]

Culture of Scotland[edit]

Edinburgh as seen from Calton Hill, with Dugald Stewart Monument

Culture of Scotland

Art in Scotland[edit]

Pipe band at Inverness Castle

People of Scotland[edit]

Religion in Scotland[edit]

Sports in Scotland[edit]

Sports in Scotland

Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth

Economy and infrastructure of Scotland[edit]

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, is the 13th-largest financial centre in the world and 4th largest in Europe in 2020[5]

Education in Scotland[edit]

Specific schools[edit]

Types of schools[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Countries of the UK statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Countries within a country". 10 Downing Street. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2008. The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  3. ^ "ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Date: 2007-11-28 No I-9. "Changes in the list of subdivision names and code elements" (Page 11)" (PDF). International Organization for Standardization codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions -- Part 2: Country subdivision codes. Retrieved 31 May 2008. SCT Scotland country
  4. ^ "Scottish Executive Resources" (PDF). Scotland in Short. Scottish Executive. 17 February 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2006.
  5. ^ McSherry, Mark. "Edinburgh 4th in Europe in new Financial Centres index – Scottish Financial Review".

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Scotland