One of the countries that form the United Kingdom is Scotland. Its Gaelic name is Alba, and it encompasses the land which was inhabited and controlled by the Scottish tribe called the Picts. The geographic position of Scotland is on the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
It borders with England to the south, and the remaining borders are the Atlantic Ocean. The North Sea is the eastern border and the North Channel and Irish Sea make up the south-western. Aside from the mainland, Scotland has more than 790 islands and among those are the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
It was in the Early Middle ages that Scotland was united under one banner. The Kingdom of Scotland exists independently until May 1, 1707, when it forms a union with England to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The History of Scotland is documentary about important times and figures in history, historic places and people, archaeology, science and education. Watch this exciting documentary and discover Scotland such as you never seen before.
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