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    Scotland Research Paper

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    When it comes to recreation there are beaches for walking and swimming. Rivers and lochs allow for fishing and boating. While mountains, coasts and cliffs are great for walking and climbing. Lastly, there are also fossils and minerals for collecting. Most of Scotland’s landscapes are a mix of natural and cultural elements. The high summits of the Cairngorm mountain range contour one of Scotland’s natural landscapes. While cultural landscapes include farmland and urban areas. Scotland’s famous cities include Inverness, Dumfries, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Scotland is also home to several famous landmarks such as Loch Ness, Saint Andrew’s Golf Course, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Highlands. Due to Scotland's religious history, Abbeys, Churches and Cathedrals of different denominations are scattered across the country. “St Giles Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh” (St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. (n.d.). Its distinctive crown steeple is a prominent feature of the city skyline. Scotland’s iconic features and landscapes have long been a source of artistic and literary…

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    comes to help Hrothgar, the king of the Danes whose land is being attacked by a monster, Grendel. Beowulf is successful and kills Grendel. To show his bravery and abilities, he even kills Grendel without using weapons. However,Hrothgar is still in trouble, because Grendel's mother is now trying to get revenge. As the poem continues, Beowulf kills Grendel's mother in her lair with a sword that giants used. After the victory, Beowulf returns home to Geats. Fifty years pass but there is still one…

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    Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935). Born of peasant ancestry, Gibbon was an active socialist and writer at work during the Scottish Renaissance of the early to mid twentieth century alongside such contemporaries as Neil M. Gunn (1891-1973) and Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978). The author 's careful employment of stream-of-consciousness technique, the Scots idiom and social realism have marked this particular text out as one of the most innovative and defining…

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    Community Education

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    In community education there is also often a responsibility with working with poor or disadvantaged communities and this stems from the mid 1900s when reforms began in relation to health, housing and government and people responding to and supporting the voice of the poor admist these reforms. In Part 1 of the Scottish Executive Guidance for Community Learning and Development there is a section which reads ‘In many parts of Scotland poverty and disadvantage are concentrated in particular…

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    L01 Increasingly in recent times there have been questions raised as to whether the interests of the Scottish people would be better served closer to home. Some have argued for greater legislative powers to be transferred to Holyrood, whilst others instead see separation from the Union as being the key to meeting the needs of the people. This essay will examine these issues and more surrounding the governance of Scotland. When looking at what events were pivotal on the road to Scottish…

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    Scottish Music Influence

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    Modern Scottish Music and its Influences Scottish music makes one think of bagpipes, men in kilts and the ever-present question: is there anything on under that kilt? That question will go unanswered. Instead, the music tradition will be discovered. Are there any outside influences responsible for changes in the music? Something else to consider is the geography of the country. The mainland country of Scotland is considered a part of the island of Great Britain. The north-west region of Scotland…

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    Reflective Log Examples

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    into own care and making the decisions about the treatments. (The Scottish Government, 2009) Using relevant supporting literature and evidence, discuss what you learned in relation to this topic and in what ways it relates to values and rights based nursing practice: There are many definitions of Person Centred Care. NHS Education Scotland describes it as working with individual, their carers and family to identify and achieve goals, that are purposeful to them. (NHS Education for…

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    have the ability to make, amend or repeal any law they see fit. No other body may over power, amend or set aside the properly enacted legislation of parliament, nor can they assemble binding legislation of their own. No Parliament can bind a future parliament meaning that the current parliament cannot create a law that a future parliament would be unable to edit. In its simplest terms parliament is the highest legal authority, however parliament is not the highest decision making body that is…

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    Kilts in Scotland signify and symbolize multiple aspects of Scottish society. Specifically, men wore the kilts in celebration to denote their loyalty to a clan. It is this common tradition wearing such a “distinctive national apparatus,” that give Scottish man and Scottish culture an iconic presentation (Roper 15). In addition to the kilt, the bagpipe is also a part of this commonly seen and known symbolism. The tradition of wearing such apparatuses is more modern than most people assume. As a…

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    Roy Porter has discussed the Scottish Enlightenment in these terms and in his own words, spliced ‘Scottish thinkers into the British story as a whole’. The historiography suggests many scholars and historians consider the Scottish Enlightenment to be a consequence of closer association with England and more specifically as a direct result of the Union of Crowns in 1707. Many key figures of the Enlightenment were born or were educated in Scotland, and Scotland’s contribution to the world is…

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