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Scotland – despite the unfavorable climate – it is a country worth visiting by all means. Major agglomerations, Edynburg i Glasgow, are among the most interesting cities in Great Britain; they complement each other perfectly, and only a distance separates them 50 km. Even advertising brochures cannot overestimate the beauty of the natural landscape, generally so prone to exaggeration. You can find out about it, wandering through the forested valleys in the south of the country, admiring the lofty peaks reflected in the undisturbed water of lakes in the remote parts of the Caledonian Mountains or sinking with their eyes to the blue sky and waves, which covers the islands scattered off the western and northern coasts.
The people of Scotland were divided for many centuries. North and West belonged to the Gaelic-speaking highlander clans, whose main occupation was cattle breeding. English-speaking Scots, settled in the south and east, they knew the rules of feudal loyalty, which came from the continent with the Normandy knights. The two linguistically distinct Scotland developed differently, and their mutual hostility led to acute tensions again and again. In the aftermath of the Reformation, religion also became a source of conflict, not only between Catholics and Protestants, but also among the numerous sects that emerged from the wave of Church renewal. In later centuries, nascent industry further removed the poor north from the urbanized regions of central and eastern Scotland, dominated by the new, aware of the class's own goals, a significant group of whom were socialists in big cities.
The problematic ties between Scotland and England have always been at the root of the antagonism. W 1707 r. the act of union united the parliaments of both countries, thus ending many years of political struggle. Soon after, in 1745 r. the fall of the Jacobite uprising led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart gave England, and her Scottish allies, excuse, to deal with the Gaelic-speaking population. The Union has only partially brought the two nations together, and Scotland's relationship with a more powerful neighbor still leaves much to be desired.