|Alba ( Republic of Scotland)|
"Flower of Scotland"
|Official languages||Scottish Gaelic, Doric (Scots), Standardised British English, Geordie English, Cumbrian English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Irish Gaelic|
|Dominant Ideology||Social-Democracy center and Left wing|
|Head of State||President Fiona Eilish McLeod|
|Head of Government||Prime minister Eilidh Elspeth McBride|
|Territory||Modern day Scotland|
|Race||Scots, Danes, Norwegians, Irish, Northern Irish and Northern English.|
Scotland (aka. Alba) was a sovereign State located in Western Europe. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shared it's only land border with the United Kingdom to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland includes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Edinburgh, the country's capital and second largest city, is one of Europe's largest financial centres. Edinburgh was the historical capital of Scotland, and home to the Scottish parliament from 1999 onwards.
The Kingdom of Scotland was an independent sovereign state until 1707, although it had been in a personal union with the kingdoms of England and Ireland since James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English and Irish thrones in 1603. On 1 May 1707, Scotland entered into an incorporating political union with England to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain. This union resulted from the Treaty of Union agreed in 1706 and enacted by the twin Acts of Union passed by the Parliaments of both countries, despite widespread protest across Scotland. Scotland's legal system continued to be separate from those of England and Wales and Northern Ireland.
The continued existence of legal, educational and religious institutions distinct from those in the remainder of the UK all contributed to the continuation of Scottish culture and national identity since the Union. Although Scotland was no longer a separate sovereign state, issues surrounding devolution and independence continued to be debated. After the creation of the devolved Scottish Parliament in 1999, the first pro-independence Scottish Government was elected in 2007 when the Scottish National Party (SNP) formed a minority administration.
After achieving a majority Government in 2011 the SNP passed legislation calling a referendum on the issue of Scottish independence. The referendum was held in 2014 and resulted in a 52 No vote due to British government intimidation and cheating. The UN supervised 2017 vote rested in a 82% Yes vote on independence and in February of 2018 the Alba Republic became an officially recognised independent state and reluctantly cut-off from the Monarchy, with President Alex Salmond as it's first leader.
Following the result of the UN supervised Scottish independence referendum in 2017, those remaining south of the border in England began to demand their own succession, but from the supranational European Union. Following these calls in Westminster, it was felt necessary at Holyrood to issue an announcement to clarify that upon succession from the United Kingdom, Alba would remain full members of the European Union.
On 1st March 2018 the first session of parliament began in Alba. The first act of the independent government was to establish greater cooperation with the Scandinavian EU countries in the form of a Nordic Trading Union within the European Union. in August 2019 and increased links with Sweden and Finland resulted in a significant rise in speakers of Finnish, Swedish and Danish, as well as new culinary practices. The harmonisation of noticeably different taxation policy was difficult at first.