|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|
|Currency||Euro (€) and United Nordic Krona|
|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.
Alba announced they would become full members of the EU upon formation. Alba joined the Nordic Trading 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.
It would face minor and intermittent terrorist attacks in Glasgow by various English factions during the 2020s. Oil would last until 2065 and gas would last to 2045. An t-Eilean Fada, Orkney and Shetland become devolved constituent countries in 2047.
The Bergius process is a method of production of liquid hydrocarbons for use as synthetic fuel by hydrogenation of high-volatile bituminous coal at high temperature and pressure. It was first developed by Friedrich Bergius in 1913, in 1931 Bergius was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of high pressure chemistry. It was used to convert the remaining Ayrshire coal pockets to artificial petrol between 2027 and 2057.
Granite quarrying, whisky, fishing, forestry, plastics, tourism and wool are the mainstays of the economy.