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S: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCOTLAND

FC: SCOTLAND

2: Economics | Scotland

3: The currency of Scotland is distributed in pounds.

4: The GDP of Scotland is $130 billion. | THe GDP per Capita is $25,546. | The UK as a whole is represented by the light green in the GDP of Europe.

5: EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

6: EXPORTED MATERIALS

7: NON-UK EXPORTS BY DESTINATION

8: IMPORTS BY ORIGIN

9: POLITICS

10: GOVERNMENT

11: The Government is appointed by the majority party or parties elected to the government | It is headed by the first minister of the United Kingdom, Gordan Brown. | Scottish interests are represented in the UK cabinet by the secretary of state in Scotland, Jim Murphy.

12: The scottish parliament is made up of 129 members. They each serve a four year term before being reelected. | Citizens of the UN, Scottish residents 18 years and older, are able to vote in local scottish parliament.

13: There are 32 council areas set up with unitary local authority. Within them is a wide variation of population and size. | Councils are responsible for most services including environmental matters, sanition, roads and housing.

14: Scotlands governments is known as Holyrood. It holds power over concepts of education, health, housing, regional transport, environment, agriculture, tourism, culture and arts.

15: Scotlands overall head of government is UK prime minister. Its head of state is the British Monarch. | The British Monarch is subject to legislation and regulations to the european union.

16: Edinburgh

17: Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. | It consists of only 500,000 people. It is about an hour drive from Glasgow, Scotlands largest city.

18: -Edinburgh has two extinct volcanoes. -It is the home of the Edinburgh Castle. -More tourism occurs in the summer, rather than the winter. -It is known for throwing one of the most memorable New Years Eve parties in the world, Hogmanay. -Its nickname is "Athens of the North" -Its the second largest city in Scotland. -Its been the capital since 1437. -It is on the east coast.

19: Current Leadership

20: The prime minister of the United Kingdom is Gordan Brown. | The Head of Scotlands Government, the first minister, is Alex Salmond.

21: Political Parties -Conservative party -Green party -Labour party -Liberal Democrats party -National party -Socialist party

22: CULTURE

23: 0. Religion

24: Christianity is the largest religion in Scotland. In the 2004 census 65% of the Scottish were Christians, | The Church of Scotland, also know as, The Kirk, is recognized in law as the National cburch of scotland. | It is not an esablished church and is independent of state control, although it is the largest relgious grouping in Scotland with 42% of the population.

25: Other Popilar Religions - Roman Catholic Church 16% -Baptists - Episopalians -Conservitive Presbyterians -Quakers -Gospel Hall -Judaism -Islam -Buddhism -sikhism -Hinduism And a growing number of inderpendent churches.

26: MAJOR HOLIDAYS

27: Scoltand basically celebrates the same typical holidays as we do here in the United state. | -January 1st - New Years Day (Ne'ews Day) -January 2nd - New years HOliday -Good Friday -Easter -Christmas | -Also Bank holidays are celebrated such as May Day, Spring Holiday, and August Holiday. Abank holiday is a public holiday in the UK which compare to holidays such as memorial day and labor day.

28: Festival Fringe is the largest perfor,ming arts festival in the world... It attracts an audience of over 13 million, most being tourists.

29: ETHNIC GROUPS

30: •2% of the Scottish population were from a (non-White) minority ethnic group •over 70% of the visible minority ethnic population were Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese or Other South Asian) •the largest minority ethnic group in Scotland is "other white British" at 7.38% •the Pakistani community is the largest visible minority ethnic group in Scotland at 0.63% (representing just under under one third of the visible minority ethnic population in Scotland) •the "white Irish" population is 0.98% •those who identified themselves as "any other white background" was 1.54% •for all ethnic groups, Scotland is either the most common or the second most common country of birth. However, the percentages vary greatly between different ethnic groups: 47% of Pakistanis were born in Scotland compared to only 18% of Africans. (According to the 2001 census discussing the various ethnicities in Scotland

31: - From 2006 to 2007 the population rose by 22,100. _ - This included 8,900 citizens from other parts of the United Kingdom. 12,700 came from overseas, including asylum seekers. -This is the fourth year in a row that the population of Scotland has increased | -While the population of Scotland has been rising, this might not continue to change. Fewer people are having children and the population increases seen in the last few years are believed to be temporary, as most workers, especially from Easter Europe, are expected to go home eventually. | IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS

32: SPORTS AND PASTIMES

33: GOLFING

34: Hunting & Fishing

35: Sports

36: Music

37: MAJOR EVENTS SINCE 1988

38: THE CLAIM OF RIGHT We, gathered as the Scottish Constitutional Convention, do hereby acknowledge the sovereign right of the Scottish people to determine the form of Government best suited to their needs, and do hereby declare and pledge that in all our actions and deliberations their interests shall be paramount. We further declare and pledge that our actions and deliberations shall be directed to the following ends: To agree a scheme for an Assembly or Parliament for Scotland; To mobilise Scottish opinion and ensure the approval of the Scottish people for that scheme; and To assert the right of the Scottish people to secrure implementation of that scheme.

39: The Election of 1997

40: CURRENT MAJOR EVENTS

41: the fight to conserve energy and create a greener nation

42: THE FUTURES LOOKING BRIGHT

47: WORKS CITED | -www.culturalprofiles.net/scotland/Directories/scotland.cultural_Profile/-5386.html -www.stuckonscotland.co.uk/edinburgh -www.edinburghguide.com/gov/parties.htm -http://www.everyculture.com/Sa-Th/Scotland.html -http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/britain/scotland.htm

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