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Scotland

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Population 5,100,000 (2001)
Area 30,000 square miles
Agriculture and fishing Grains, including oats, barley, wheat and rape (source of canola oil); salmon
Animals of the region Sheep, Highland cattle, puffins, over a dozen AKC-registered dog breeds, deer
Culture Authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott;, architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh; John Muir (founder of The Sierra Club and American conservation)
Capital & major cities Edinburgh; Glasgow; Aberdeen; Inverness; Perth
Folklore, legends, crafts Loch Ness Monster, corn dollies, legends surrounding natural springs, such as Clootie Well
Food and beverages

Haggis, shortbread, salmon, Angus beef, beer, whisky

Spirits of the Region

Industry and products, past and present Whisky (blended and single malt), oil, high-tech software, wool products, Mauchlineware and Tartanware, tourism)
Inventions, discoveries, and notable people Alexander Graham Bell (telephone), Sir Alexander Fleming (penicillin), Andrew Carnegie (steel making and philanthropy), Samuel Morse (code for telegraph), Alan Pinkerton (detective agency), Sir David Brewster (kaleidoscope), golf was invented at St. Andrews
Musical instruments Bagpipe, fiddle, bodhran, drums
Symbols of the region Thistle, heather, Scottie dog, bagpipe
Tourist sites Edinburgh Tattoo, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Culloden Moor, standing stones salmon fishing, golf
Unique qualities Highland Games are held around the country (and around the world) and usually include dance, sports, piping and drumming, gathering of clans, sheepdog trials;  distinctive clothing includes the kilt, sporran, plaid (“played”), and feathered bonnet, Balmoral and glengarry headwear
Website www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/scotland/scotland.html

 

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