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Scotland
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Scotland, the northern portion of the main island of Great Britain, together with the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, and the Shetland Islands (78,764 km2), comprises the northern Highlands and the southern Lowlands. Only some 20% of its area is arable farmland. The name recalls the Celtic Scotti, who came from Ireland and formed tribal alliances with Picts, Britons (Britain), and Angles (see also Anglo-Saxons) as they expanded southwards. Scotland’s capital is Edinburgh. Since 1707 Scotland has been part…

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Ohst, Martin, “Scotland”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124745>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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