Top 10 Facts About Scotland

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1 The words ‘Scot’ and ‘Scottish’ were originally used, in Old English, to refer to the Gaelic people of medieval Ireland
2 The Scots Gaelic word ‘sgiomlaireachd’ means ‘the habit of dropping in at mealtimes’
3 'Scott' is the ninth most common surname in Scotland. The top three are Smith, Brown and Wilson
4 The only film with ‘Scotland’ in its title to win an Oscar is ‘The Last King of Scotland’ with Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin taking Best Actor
5 The history of Scotland is often taken to begin with the crowning of the semi-mythical Kenneth MacAlpin as the country’s first king around AD843
6 In 1456, King James II of Scotland decreed that “futeball and the golfe be utterly cryit down” as they interfered with yeomen’s archery practice
7 In 1502, James IV of Scotland and Henry VII of England signed a ‘Treaty of Perpetual Peace’
8 The treaty was broken in 1513 when James declared war on England
9 Scotland is in Europe

Pretty sure everyone knew that, but still. - TwilightKitsune

Wow! - Here4thetens

This item is correct because Europe is a continent, a geographical notion. European Union (EU) is a socio-economic and political union of countries from this continent, Europe. Leaving the EU doesn't mean the UK left Europe and went to Asia. Switzerland has never been a member of the EU but it has always been in Europe. So the item is correct: Scotland IS in Europe (and not in Asia or Africa). - Metal_Treasure

Yes. Aside from the fact that the UK is still a member of the EU as of this moment, the UK was a European nation long before the EU was created and will remain a European nation after they leave the EU. The people's vote did not cause the country to move to a different position on the globe and it did not redefine the area of land we consider to be Europe. Membership in the EU is not what defines a nation as being European.

10 ‘Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott’ is an anagram of ‘Novel by a Scottish writer’
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1. The words ‘Scot’ and ‘Scottish’ were originally used, in Old English, to refer to the Gaelic people of medieval Ireland
2. The Scots Gaelic word ‘sgiomlaireachd’ means ‘the habit of dropping in at mealtimes’
3. 'Scott' is the ninth most common surname in Scotland. The top three are Smith, Brown and Wilson
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