National Symbols of Scotland

Scotland is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh.

The official language is Scottish and the Pound sterling is the currency of the Scotland. The domain is .scot and the country code is +44.

National day is celebrated on 5 Dec 2022. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Scotland is no exception.

In Scotland, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Scottish people. Whisky is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Scotland. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Robert Burns represent a national Scottish symbol.

The country was founded by Kenneth I . The current president of Scotland is and Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister) is the Prime Minister.

In Scotland the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Scottish national anthem was written by and composed by .

Country information

Official name(s) Scotland
Alternative name(s) Scots
Regional location 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 the Irish Sea to the south
Country name etymology "Land of the Scots", from the Latin "Scoti" as recorded by the Romans .
Climate Temperate maritime climate
Terrain Dramatic mountains and glens, forests and moorlands and a highly indented coastline
Population 5,466,000
Language(s) Scottish
Religion Christianity, Islam, & Traditional faiths, Hinduism, Buddhism
Country code +44
Literacy rate 100%
Currency Pound sterling
Capital city Edinburgh
Domain(TLD) .scot
Ethnicity Asian, Black, Mixed, Arab
Head of government First Minister
Nationality Scottish
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Total area 77,933 km2 (30,090 sq mi)
Timezone UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)
Average elevation 500 ft (150 metres)
Coastline 6,160 miles (9,910 km)
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Scotland

Flag map of Scotland

Motto of Scotland

"In My Defence God Me Defend" (Scots) "In my defence God me defend"

National animal of Scotland

The National animal of Scotland is Unicorn

National Animal of Scotland - Unicorn

National flower of Scotland

The National flower of Scotland is Thistle. Botanical name is Cirsium.

National flower of Scotland - Thistle

National bird of Scotland

The National bird of Scotland is Golden Eagle

National bird of Scotland - Golden Eagle

Rest of the National symbols of Scotland 👇

Scottish Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You will never know a man till you do business with him.

When the heart is full the tongue will speak.

All that’s said in the kitchen should not be told in the hall.

A proud mind and an empty purse grow ill together.

A plump widow needs no advertisement.

Understand the boat and the boat will understand you.

They talk of my drinking but never my thirst.

The geese will tell it in autumn.

Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.

The Devil’s a busy bishop in his own diocese.

Never take a wife till you know what to do with her.

Every man to his taste, as the man said when he kissed his cow.

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