is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom
, lying in the northern part of the island of Great Britain, north of England
There are uplands on the south and the north, called Southern Uplands
and Northwest Highlands
, while the highest mountain range is the Grampian Mountains
with Ben Nevis
at 1343 meters above sea level, being the highest peak of Scotland and the British Isles.
There are also numerous bodies of freshwater especially in the Northwest Highlands and the Grampian Mts including Loch Lomond and Loch Ness
is the capital and second largest city. The largest one is Glasgow
, other urban areas include Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Ayr and Fort William.