Scotland

Country within the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It contains nearly one-third of the United Kingdom's land area, consisting of the northern part of the island of Great Britain and more than 790 adjacent islands, principally in the archipelagos of the Hebrides and the Northern Isles. To the south-east, Scotland has its only land border, which is 96 miles (154 km) long and shared with England; the country is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the north-east and east, and the Irish Sea to the south. The population in 2022 was 5,439,842 and accounts for 8% of the population of the UK. Edinburgh is the capital and Glasgow is the largest of the cities of Scotland.

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Gregor Townsend expects his emerging players to "come through strong" after making their first Scotland appearances this summer.
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Watch highlights as Scotland defeat Chile 52-11, running in eight tries.
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Jamie Dobie and Kyle Rowe score two tries each as Scotland subdue gutsy Chile in a 52-11 victory.
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Captain Richie Berrington passes 3,000 one-day international career runs as Scotland get past Namibia in a rain-affected World Cup League 2 match.
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Brighton turn down an £8m bid from Italian Serie A side Napoli for Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour.
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Scotland will face Hungary, Northern Ireland have been drawn against Croatia and Wales will take on Slovakia in the first round of Euro 2025 play-offs.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 3 days ago

Scotland will face Hungary, Northern Ireland have been drawn against Croatia and Wales will take on Slovakia in the first round of Euro 2025 play-offs.
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Scottish politicians are seeking answers over the decision to move a 17-year-old boy from a secure children's unit to a young offenders institution where he took..
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The best action and key events from the 152nd Open at Royal Troon in Scotland.
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A baby aged under 12 months died earlier this year after contracting whooping cough in Scotland, amid a sharp spike in cases.
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What are the permutations for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in Friday's Euro 2025 play-off draw?
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Members of the public are being urged to avoid a Scottish beach after the body of a stranded minke whale washed up on the sand.
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Will Hurd, Nathan McBeth and Ewan Johnson earn their first Scotland starts as Gregor Townsend makes 10 changes for the Test against Chile.
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Game Of Thrones author George RR Martin has been 'iced' out of officially appearing at a sci-fi convention in Scotland next month after failing to fill in the..
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A Scottish government minister's father remains under police investigation for posting an image of the Star of David linked with a swastika.
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Accelerated action and intensive work is needed to avoid a "disorderly and unjust transition" when Scotland's only oil refinery "likely" closes, a report has..
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A 17-year-old boy has died at a young offenders institution - two years after the Scottish government pledged to stop sending under-18s to the facility.
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Robert MacIntyre says he is coming in to this week's Open Championship with the same "zero expectations" he had before winning the Scottish Open last Sunday.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 5 days ago

Robert MacIntyre says he is coming in to this week's Open Championship with the same "zero expectations" he had before winning the Scottish Open last Sunday.
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223 days after a 6-0 humbling against England, it's all smiles as Scotland secure top spot in an undefeated Group B2 campaign.
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223 days ago Scotland were left humiliated after their 6-0 humbling by England and relegation from League A in the Nations League. Seven months on, smiles were..
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Scotland are denied victory by the rain during their one-day international against Oman in Dundee.
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Rory McIlroy will play alongside Ryder Cup team-mate Tyrrell Hatton, while Scotland's Robert MacIntyre is out with Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood for the first two..
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A pro-Scottish independence newspaper has issued an apology for resorting to "lazy stereotypes" after it was heavily criticised over its front page urging Spain..
Credit: Sky News - Published 6 days ago

A bear that was rescued from the war in Ukraine and rehomed in a Scottish zoo has died following an anaesthetic procedure.
Credit: Sky News - Published 1 week ago

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre wins the Scottish Open to make up for last year's heartbreak.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre wins the Scottish Open to make up for last year's heartbreak.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre wins the Scottish Open to make up for last year's heartbreak.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Jana Kramer's a married woman once again ... tying the knot with her beau Allan Russell -- in his native Scotland! The actress-turned-podcaster officially tied..
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Duhan van der Merwe scores his 27th international try as Scotland make it two wins from two on their summer tour.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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