FACTS AND FIGURES
Situated within a vibrant Europe, Scotland is progressive nation built on dynamism, creativity and the fabulous warmth of its people. Here you will find a range of Scottish facts, from information on its diverse and dramatic landscape and natural resources to facts about Scotland’s population, economy and industry.
Tourism is one of Scotland’s most lucrative assets, focusing on such attractions as golf, walking and a rich history. In industry, too, the country is pioneering and enterprising. Key business sectors include life sciences, electronic technologies, energy and financial services.
Scotland also boasts a thriving export market with an impressive global reach, especially in food and drink – including Scotland’s famous whisky – and chemicals.
The people are also a major strength. In the workplace, they are well-educated, skilled and motivated – and they are proud of their heritage of inventiveness and innovation.They also like to play – whether it’s a party, festival or sporting event. While Scotland is a small nation it has big ambitions.
Where is Scotland
Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom (UK) and occupies the northern third of Great Britain. Scotland’s mainland shares a border with England to the south. It is home to almost 800 small islands, including the northern isles of Shetland and Orkney, the Hebrides, Arran and Skye.
Scotland’s location is to the mid-west of Europe and is surrounded by several different seas. Located to the east of Scotland is the North Sea, which divides the country from other areas of Europe, in particular Norway and the rest of Scandinavia. Across the North Sea to the south-east is Denmark and further south still is Germany.
North and west of Scotland’s mainland is the Atlantic Ocean. Travelling north from Scotland will eventually bring you to Iceland and Greenland.
To the south-west, across the Irish Sea, is Scotland’s closest neighbouring island of Northern Ireland and Eire.
For more detailed information please visit The official gateway to Scotland