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Transcript of Scotland
Language- English is the main language but there are many different accents and dialects.
Scotland is normally cool and wet except for those odd perfect days. Scotland doesn't get tornadoes, droughts or widespread floods because it's oceanic. January and February are the most coldest months of the year. The temperature in the daytime can range from 5 to 7 degrees, where at night it can range from -5 to 3 degrees. In July and August the average temperature is 19 degrees making them the warmest months. Scotland is generally a few degrees cooler than England due to hilly terrace and the Atlantic Ocean. In winter it snows for 15-20 days, where at the mountain peaks it can snow up to 100 days.
Famous Scottish People
By: Emma Campbell, Kayla Gourlay, Destiny Hunter and Tristan Torresan
In the heart of Scotland grows one of Europe's oldest tree, the Fortingall Yew. It is about 5000 years old.
Top 3 Cities to Visit
1. Edinburgh ~ Scotland's capital city
The Saltire is the national flag of Scotland and it represents the crucifixion of the apostle St.Andrew, Scotland's patron saint. People say that the flag was founded at the battle fought near the East Lothian village of Athelstaneford in 832 AD and that this flag is the oldest flag in Europe. During our research we found out that the English flag
+ the Scottish flag+ The northern Ireland flag = The united kingdom flag.
1. Tilda Swinton- She was in many movies such as The Chronicles of Narnia where she played the white witch.
2. Alexander Graham Bell- He invented the telephone.
3. Alex Ferguson- former soccer player and coach for Barcleys Premier league.
The Loch Ness monster, whom people also call “Nessie”, is a sea creature that is said to live in Loch Ness, northern Scotland's largest lake. There has been multiple sightings of this sea creature so the legend carries on. This legend first started when the Romans came to Scotland in the first century. They were fascinated by animals and spoke of a strange beast swimming in one of the lakes in the Scottish highlands. The first reference goes back to sixth century when a man was supposedly saved from the beast.
Important Bodies of Water and Landforms
Scottish people use the British pound which is made of sterling silver.
There has been many debates about if Scotland should switch to the euro, a currency that is used widely through out Europe, but so far they have not done so.
On some main shopping streets you can find ATMs, or cash points.
A British pound is equal to $1.78 in Canadian dollars.
What is the special Scottish word for when it's cold, grey, gloomy and rainy?
Scotland is located in Europe between Ireland (to the left) and continental Europe (to the right). Also below Scotland is England which is connected to Scotland. Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom (UK) and occupies the northern third of Great Britain. It's coordinates are 55.9500° N, 3.1833° W.
Scotland has many food specialties such as porridge or haggis. We have prepared 4 Scottish food items; shortbread, tablet, Arran potato salad and porridge.
Airline- British Airways
Total Flight Time- 11 hours 50 minutes.
Return Ticket Price- $2,214.20
Flight leaves Vancouver at 8:55pm and stops in London at 2:15pm. (time change) That flight takes 9 hours and 20 minutes. Then at 3:20pm it leaves London and 1 hour and 25 minutes later at 4:45pm, it arrives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Some souvenirs you should get if you go to Scotland are:
Loch ness monster stuffed toy
The highest mountain in Scotland is the Ben Nevis at 1344m tall. There are many lochs in Scotland at least 31,460. Loch is the Scottish word for lake. One of the most famous lochs is Loch Ness. That's were the Loch Ness monster lives. Tweed and Clyde are the largest rivers in Scotland.