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Transcript of scotland
Facts, facts, facts, ....
Broch of Mousa
finest preserved example of a broch
constructed circa 100 BC
provided optimal strength as a defensive tower
foundend in 1136 by monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland
it is thought to hold the heart of Robert the Bruce, who was another king of Scotland
it was built in gothic manner
highest mountain in the UK with it's 1,344 metres above sea level
attracts nearly 100,000 sporty tourists
tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig
tower includes the "Wallace Sword" and the "Wall of Heroes"
constructed in 1869 in favor of the Scottish hero Sir William Wallace
total length: 2,5 kilometres
opened on the 4 March 1890 after 7 years of hard labour
connects the north-east and south-east of the country
due to its great depth (average: 132m) it is the largest sea by volume in Scotland
surface area of about 56km²
it is supposed to be the home of "Nessie"
about 1 million people visit Loch Ness every year
historic fortress which is situated in the middle of Edinburgh
attracts approximately 1.2 million visitors each year
diverse highlights such as......
: English, Gaelic, Scots
: Constutional monarchy
Queen (of UK)
: Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister (of UK): David Cameron MP
First Minister of Scotland: Alex Salmond MSP
Area: 78,772 km²
Population: Around 5.2 million
Currency: Pound Sterling