Scotland

Country in north-west Europe; part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, mainland Scotland has a 96-mile (154-kilometre) border with England to the southeast and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and the Irish Sea to the south. The country also contains more than 790 islands, principally in the archipelagos of the Hebrides and the Northern Isles. Most of the population, including the capital Edinburgh, is concentrated in the Central Belt โ€“ the plain between the Scottish Highlands and the Southern Uplands โ€“ in the Scottish Lowlands.

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Chelsea and Scotland player Erin Cuthbert shows BBC Sport's Liam MacDevitt the ropes in an attacking masterclass.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 6 days ago

An inquiry has been launched into the death of a man who died in police custody and has been described by his family as "Scotlandโ€™s George Floyd".
6 days ago • Sky News
The killer of a woman murdered in a "brutal and sustained attack" is being hunted by police in Scotland.
6 days ago • Sky News
The boss of a major Scottish energy company has called for "urgent action" to help the poorest households with energy bills, warning of another ยฃ900 increase..
1 week ago • Sky News

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