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malley scofield

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Transcript of Scotland

SCOTLAND king by Malley Scofield this is a Sonicmalley
production Scotland was first settled
about 8500 BC by Picts.

Picts fought with
the Romans from BC 75
to AD 128, when the Roman's built Hadrian's Wall, the northern border of their empire.

By the middle of the ninth century the Picts were calling their nation Scotland.

They were a feudal nation who fought with England until 1707 when they became a part of Great

James Watt helped invent the steam
engine in about 1765, which began
the Industrial Revolution. Steam
engines were necessary for railroads,
factories, and ships with engines.
(And air pollution!)

Sir Alexander Flemming won the 1945
Nobel Prize for the discovering penicillin,
the first antibiotic.

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone
in 1865.

Scotlands population
is about 5,000,000. The most famous Scottish
instrument is the bagpipe.
They even have bagpipe marching
bands. Bagpipes are very old,
but the Picts had harps, still
popular in Scottish folk music. Scottish
dance Nessie, the Loch Ness
Monster, is the most
famous Scottish
folk character. Haggis (left) is a kind of sausage
made by stuffing a sheep's
stomach with ground heart,
lungs, and liver mixed with
oatmeal, onion, and spices.
Oatcakes (right) were traditionally
made by soldiers who carried a bag of
oatmeal. They moistened the oatmeal,
and baked the pancake on a heated stone.

Ediniburgh Cathedral.
Two-thirds of Scottish
people are Christian. Everybody in Scotland
speaks English, but they
are also trying to
preserve their original
language, Gaelic. Soccer (they call it football)
is the biggest sport in Scotland Every town still has
with competitions in caber toss,
hammer throw, dancing, bagpiping,
races, and many more traditional
Scottish events. First telephone Hadrian's Wall bagpipe band The white represents the
x-shaped cross on which St
Andrew, the patron saint of
Scotland, was crucified. 1.6 million people visit Scotland each
year to play golf, watch bagpipe bands,
and tour their historic landmarks. Besides Scotch whiskey,
their primary exports are
electronics and banking services. St Andrew's, where Scotland's
republican government meets. Their money is called
"pounds". It takes about
$1.50 to buy one pound. MOORLAND Moorland is highland with
acidic soil, high rainfall,
and only low plants.
Scotland also has mountains,
lowlands, and 790 islands. Scotland average high temperature is 50.9
and its average low is 39.2.
Annual rainfall varies widely and can be
between 180" in the west to 34" in the east.
Edinburgh is the capital
of Scotland. Glasgow is
the other principal city. THE END
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