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Learn some interesting information about Scotland while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about Scotland's place in the United Kingdom, its unique culture, national symbols, population, major cities, landscapes and much more.

  • Scotland is located in Europe, at the northern end of Great Britain.

  • Scotland is a part on the United Kingdom, along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Scotland shares a border with England.

  • Scotland includes over 700 islands. These include groups called Orkney, Shetland and the Hebrides.

  • The population of Scotland in 2023 was around 5.5 million.

  • The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh while the largest city is Glasgow. Other major cities include Aberdeen and Dundee.

  • Aberdeen has become an important centre for the oil industry after the finding of oil in the North Sea.

  • The highest mountain in Scotland is Ben Nevis which stands at a height of 1344 metres (4409 feet).

  • The Scottish Highlands are a mountainous region of Scotland with historical importance and a low population density.

  • Most major cities are located in the Scottish Lowlands.

  • A variety of wildlife can be found in Scotland, including seals, mountain hare, ptarmigan, stoats and the golden eagle.

  • Scotland has over 300 railway stations.

  • Scottish drivers use the left-hand side of the road.

  • Scotland has a unique culture with traditions such as bagpipes, kilts and highland dancing.

  • In 1872, Scotland played England in the first international game of football (soccer). The result was a 0-0 draw.

  • The fictional detective Sherlock Holmes was created by Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • The thistle is a national symbol of Scotland.

  • For more information, check out maps of Scotland or take a closer look at the Scottish flag.

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