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Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, 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 constitutes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides. Edinburgh, the country's capital and second largest city, is one of Europe's largest financial centres. Edinburgh was the hub of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, was once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now lies at the centre of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland, the title of Europe's oil capital. 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. On 1 May 1707, Scotland entered into an incorporating political union with England to create the united Kingdom of Great Britain. This union resulted from the Treaty of Union agreed in 1706 and enacted by the twin Acts of Union passed by the Parliaments of both countries, despite widespread protest across Scotland. Scotland's legal system continues to be separate from those of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and Scotland constitutes a distinct jurisdiction in public and in private law. The continued existence of legal, educational and religious institutions distinct from those in the remainder of the UK have all contributed to the continuation of Scottish culture and national identity since the Union. In 1999, a devolved legislature, the Scottish Parliament, was founded with authority over many areas of home affairs following a successful referendum in 1997. In 2011, the Scottish National Party won an overall majority in parliament and intends to hold a referendum on independence in the autumn of 2014.
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Dean Village, edinburgh
Dean Bridge, edinburgh
View east from the National Gallery, edinburgh
Photo at 56° 41′ 7.48″ N 4° 34′ 36.62″ W
Moor of Rannoch Hotel
Loch Laidon at dusk
Coire na Meinne from near Loch Laidon
Looking southwest from near Loch Laidon
looking west over Loch Laidon and Rannoch Moor
looking towards Loch Rannoch with Schiehallion in the distant
Loch nan Ceall near Arisaig looking to Skye
Sunset at Loch nan Ceall, Arisaig
Sunset near Arisaig
Sign to nowhere
Yacht near Arisaig
A View Near Glasgow Airport
George Square & City Chambers Glasgow
Glasgow's Armadillo &Exhibition Centre
The Haa, Skaw. It looks much better in the sunshine than it did six years ago when I took the first shot.
Sunday Mail Building Cardonald Glasgow
Tall Ship Glasgow
Hampden Park Glasgow
Ibrox Stadium Glasgow. Home Of Rangers FC
Crail - Le port
White Cart River Near Glasgow Airport
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The Hassendean Burn
The Harbour at Tayport.
The Haining Loch.
RAF Red Arrows Scottish Airshow 1986
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One Hundred and Ninety Eight
Barevan Churchyard entrance
Crag, loch a' Chumhainn.
Port Dundas 46
Port Dundas 45
"The Mannie", Findochty. Findochty (pron. Finechty) is an old fishing village, now popular with yachtsmen.
"Five sisters" Shale Bings West Lothian. Bings are centre right town of West Calder in distance. Construction firm headquarters to left of bing on site of former Oil refinery