Scotland's History project, Unfinished

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This is project I am saving for when we study Scotland in class. (I am still in america) please tell me what you think


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 Map of Scotland Scotland’s flag  Today I will teach you about Scotland's History, Culture, Geography, and some other facts. I hope you will learn from this.

The Picts:

The Picts Who are the Scottish people? Did they start off on Scottish soil? The answer is no. The Scots started as picts (it is unknown where they originated from) who went over to the Scottish part of Great Britain around the ice age. They were hunter-gatherers and lived in caves and primitive shelter. Then around 400 A.D a new ethnic group joined the picts

The Scotti:

The Scotti The Scotti is an Irish tribe also known as the Gaels. Were raiding the British Isles from Ireland. They eventually helped the Picts fight back the Roman Empire, which was the strongest nation of it’s time. They eventually mixed with the Picts, but that’s not all that added to the Scottish people of today. The third and final ethnic groups joins in.

The Norse :

The Norse The Norse Vikings from Norway raided the British Isles and settled on some of the Scottish Isles. The Vikings and the Pict / Scotti’s fought for awhile and eventually killed the Pictish king. The Scotti and the Picts then formed the “Caledonians” the first name given to the people living in scotland . Eventually the Caledonians got their lands back and made the Norse Vikings leave, but some of their culture got into Scottish culture as well and that is all that make up the scottish .

Scottish Wars of Independence Pt. 1:

Scottish Wars of Independence Pt. 1 In 1296, the people were tired of English rule and rebellion had begun. Then two men emerged, Andrew De Moray and William Wallace also known as “Braveheart”. Andrew Moray got like-minded followers and begun guerilla attacks on English outposts in Moray region and took the region back. Wallace killed an English sheriff of Lanark and sacked the English outpost. When word got out that they killed the English soldiers at the outpost, men rallied to Wallace to fight back. The nobles of Scotland used to think Wallace and his men rebels but they soon respected him, and eventually Sir William Douglas and other nobles joined Wallace in his campaign against English Tyranny. Hearing of Moray and Wallace’s success King Edward I of England sent troops to deal with them, hearing that Sir William Douglas had joined the “rebels” he sent Robert The Bruce a Scottish noble . Bruce on the way to Scotland Robert the Bruce found that he wanted to stay loyal to Scotland and did not help the English. Soon the real war would begin  Wallace Moray 

Scottish Wars of Independence Pt. 2:

Scottish Wars of Independence Pt. 2 The real first battle was “The Battle of Stirling Bridge”. The Large, Lavishly equipped, over confident army was led by King Edwards viceroy, Surrey. Was defeated by William Wallace and assorted army of the under equipped Scotsmen. It was here that Andrew De Moray died. The next battle fought was Falkirk and was heavily defeated by King Edward himself who was present for the battle. Wallace never again commanded an army on the field. In 1305 Wallace was caught by the English and was hanged until he almost suffocated then let go many times for torture, then drawn by horse on the ground for many miles, then finally quarted. With Wallace dead the hope of resistance in Scotland seemed over. But then another came into the spotlight.

Scottish Wars For Independence Pt. 3:

Scottish Wars For Independence Pt. 3  Robert The Bruce

Clans and Tartans:

Clans and Tartans A “clan” is the Scottish-Gaelic word for family. A clan is a very loosely related family and each family had a chief, and their own “tartan”. A tartan is the color and design of the kilt a Scotsman/woman would wear. A clan would own it’s own land, and have it’s own justice system.  Clan Campbell’s motto and symbol Clan McDonald's motto and symbol  These Clans are bitter rivals.

Scotland's Culture :

Scotland's Culture Scotland has a great culture. Their country’s food is “Haggis” Haggis is a dish containing sheep's 'pluck’ (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally simmered in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours, their drink is “Scotch” a type of whisky only brewed IN scotland . Their instrument’s are, The Great Highland bagpipes and the highland drums. The highland drums are played very fast and use lots of roll’s. Scotland also had the amazing poet “Robert Burns” who wrote many great poems, born in Ayshire.There is so much more to scottish culture I could not explain it all in one slide

Scotland geography:

Scotland geography Whether you go north to the Great Highlands or south to the rolling plains, the country side and sights are beautiful and majestic. The cities are great to. Whether you visit Edinburgh (pronounced In- Burrah ) scotlands capital, Aberdeen Scotland’s biggest port city, Inverness what people call the capital of the highlands, or Glasgow the most populated. You will be amazed  Highlands Lowlands  Edinburgh (below)


End That’s all. I hope this has informed you about the history, culture, and geography of scotland . Alba An Aigh !

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