Scotland

Country within 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 east, and the Irish Sea to the south. It 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—the plain between the Scottish Highlands and the Southern Uplands—in the Scottish Lowlands.

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Watch as Wales once again break Scottish hearts, winning a thrilling encounter in Edinburgh 34-22.
2 hours ago • BBC Sport

Ken Buchanan was of Leith and Edinburgh but he was one of the most accomplished fighters the cruellest sport has ever known, writes Tom English.
3 hours ago • BBC Sport
World champion Josh Taylor pays tribute to mentor and fellow Scottish fighter Ken Buchanan, who has died at 77.
4 hours ago • BBC Sport
Scottish boxing legend Ken Buchanan has died at the age of 77.
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Rangers boss hints at permanent transfer for attacker as Celtic manager hits back at suggestion his job is easy.
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Preview and key stats as Scotland host Wales in Saturday's Women's Six Nations fixture in Edinburgh (17:30 BST).
2 days ago • BBC Sport
Officers are appealing for information after a number of dogs were stolen in separate incidents in Scotland's northeast.
2 days ago • Sky News
After Olympic and world silver, Bruce Mouat's Scotland rink is aiming to end the search for an elusive global curling gold as the World Championships begin on..
2 days ago • BBC Sport
Barry Robson's good work in interim charge of Aberdeen means he will be in charge until the end of the season. But will the former Scotland player be in charge..
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Parts of Scotland will be treated to a display of the Northern Lights tonight.
2 days ago • Sky News
Scotland name an unchanged starting XV and bench for Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales in Edinburgh.
2 days ago • BBC Sport
Wales head coach Ioan Cunningham has made one personnel and one positional switch for Saturday's second Six Nations game in Scotland.
2 days ago • BBC Sport
Celtic midfielder wanted by English Premier League club as rivals chase Manchester United's Scotland hero...
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One of Scotland's greatest victories, or one that was less of a surprise considering Spain are a team in transition?
3 days ago • BBC Sport
Seventeen-year-old Rangers midfielder Emma Watson is called up to Scotland's senior squad for the first time for April friendlies against Australia and Costa..
3 days ago • BBC Sport
Scotland's new First Minister Humza Yousaf has unveiled his cabinet appointments.
3 days ago • Sky News
An osprey has been spotted soaking up the sun after flying thousands of miles from Scotland to Barbados.
3 days ago • Sky News
One of Scotland's top criminal defence lawyers has been fined £8,000 and will be subject to a severe written censure after being found guilty of professional..
3 days ago • Sky News
England forward Poppy Cleall and centre Amber Reed will be unavailable for Sunday's Women's Six Nations match against Italy after sustaining knee injuries..
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Humza Yousaf has been legally sworn in as Scotland's sixth first minister.
4 days ago • Sky News
Looking back on a famous win for Scotland over Spain, plus Wales continue their strong start to the campaign by beating Latvia.
4 days ago • BBC Sport
In her BBC Wales Sport column, Sioned Harries reflects on a convincing win over Ireland and predicts a stern test against Scotland.
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BBC Scotland looks at the rise of Scotland hero Scott McTominay after Steve Clarke's side topple Spain.
4 days ago • BBC Sport
Captain Andy Robertson demands Scotland maintain their stunning start to the Euro 2024 campaign, warning that "six points doesn't qualify you".
4 days ago • BBC Sport
Scotland delivered a performance for the ages to vanquish a new-look Spain on an unforgettable night at Hampden, writes Tom English.
4 days ago • BBC Sport
Watch Sportscene highlights of Scotland's Euro 2024 qualifier against Spain.
4 days ago • BBC Sport
Kate Forbes has rejected a job offer from Scotland's new first minister Humza Yousaf and will return to the backbenches, having served in government for almost..
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Lana Skeldon expects to "see a very different Scotland team" against Wales on Saturday as they seek to end their 10-match losing streak.
4 days ago • BBC Sport
Listen to BBC Radio Scotland or BBC Radio 5 live commentary and follow text updates as Scotland take on Spain in their second match of Euro 2024 qualifying.
4 days ago • BBC Sport
Ryan Christie and Scott McTominay are backed in our squad selector to start in place of Stuart Armstrong and Ryan Jack for Scotland against Spain.
4 days ago • BBC Sport
After an opening five-try win over Ireland, who would you pick for Wales' second Six Nations game in Scotland?
4 days ago • BBC Sport
Scotland captain Rachel Corsie confirms she will miss next month's friendlies with Australia and Costa Rica ahead of Aston Villa
4 days ago • BBC Sport
Humza Yousaf has been officially elected as Scotland's new first minister after he was backed by a majority of MSPs.
4 days ago • Sky News
Barry Robson is reportedly on the verge of being appointed Aberdeen manager until the summer as Rangers' Alfredo Morelos is further linked with Galatasaray.
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Barcelona historians Manel Tomas and Mike Roberts explain to BBC Scotland how Scottish striker George Girvan came to score the La Liga club's first-ever..
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Humza Yousaf is expected to be declared Scotland's new first minister later today.
5 days ago • Sky News
Scotland will need to be "patient without the ball" and "very positive" in possession when Spain visit Hampden, says manager Steve Clarke.
5 days ago • BBC Sport
Scotland and Exeter full-back Stuart Hogg announces his intention to retire after the World Cup in France this autumn.
5 days ago • BBC Sport
Humza Yousaf has won the SNP leadership contest and is set to be named as Scotland's new first minister, replacing Nicola Sturgeon.
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he recommends Glasgow as a transfer destination as Celtic forwards talk about their Japan absences.
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The gruelling contest to replace Nicola Sturgeon as the leader of Scotland's biggest political party reaches its crescendo later when the winner is announced.
6 days ago • Sky News
Sportsound reviews Scotland's opening Euro 2024 qualifier against Cyprus.
6 days ago • BBC Sport
BBC chief sportswriter Tom English looks at Scotland's task of taking a positive result against Spain in Tuesday's Euro qualifier.
6 days ago • BBC Sport
Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan continue the weekend's Scottish football coverage on BBC Radio Scotland's Off the Ball.
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Scotland call up Lawrence Shankland for Tuesday's Euro 2024 qualifier with Spain after Che Adams and Anthony Ralston pull out of the squad.
6 days ago • BBC Sport
Who makes your Scotland XI to face Spain in Tuesday's Euro 2024 qualifier at Hampden?
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Former Scotland forward tips John McGinn to surpass records as Rangers defender outlines debut regret.
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Watch highlights of Scotland's opening Euro 2024 qualifer against Cyprus on BBC One Scotland's Sportscene.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
What must Scotland do better after their Euro 2024 qualifying win over Cyprus when they face Group A favourites Spain on Tuesday?
1 week ago • BBC Sport
As England captain Sarah Hunter left the Kingston Park pitch with a tearful smile following the victory over Scotland, an era of English rugby ended.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Watch highlights as England secure a 10-try Six Nations win against Scotland in Newcastle.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
England captain Sarah Hunter's career comes to an emotional end as the Red Roses secure a 10-try Six Nations win against Scotland in Newcastle.
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Steve Clarke wants to "focus on positive headlines" but insists things need to improve before Spain after seeing off Cyprus in their Euro 2024 qualifying opener.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Who made your Scotland XI to face Cyprus in Saturday's opening Euro 2024 qualifier at Hampden?
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Latest on Scotland, Celtic injury concern over wingers and Scottish Championship news.
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Grand National winner One For Arthur dies six years after becoming the second Scottish-trained horse to win the race at Aintree.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Scotland captain Andy Robertson says Cyprus will be difficult first opponents in what he regards as the hardest Euro 2024 qualifying group.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Scotland's players have had contracts like England since the end of 2022, but it may be too soon for them to catch up with the Red Roses.
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It should be fascinating to see if Scotland are making progress in this year's Women's Six Nations.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Listen to BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 5 Live commentary and follow live updates as Scotland host Cyprus in group A of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Former Aberdeen, Inverness and Scotland full-back Kevin McNaughton reflects on his battle with depression and how he almost took his own life.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Caledonia Gladiators' BBL Trophy final with Cheshire Phoenix can be "a springboard" for basketball in Scotland, says co-owner Steve Timoney.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Steve Clarke agreew a new deal to remain as manager of Scotland men until 2026.
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The Scotland squad looks very different since they last faced Cyprus but familiar challenges remain for Steve Clarke.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Watch live BBC Two coverage and listen to BBC Radio 5 Live commentary as champions England open their campaign against Scotland in Newcastle.
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Rangers manager targets five new signings as Celtic captain's influence is lauded.
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Vice-captain Helen Nelson believes a new look Scotland can spring a major surprise and beat England in the opening match of the Six Nations.
1 week ago • BBC Sport

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