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Edinburgh, University of

(Encyclopedia) Edinburgh, University of, at Edinburgh, Scotland; founded 1583. It has faculties of divinity, law, medicine, arts, science, music, social sciences, and veterinary medicine. The Institute for Ad...

Edinburgh

(Encyclopedia) Edinburgh ĕd´ĭnbərə , city (1991 pop. 433,200) and council area, royal burgh, capital of Scotland, on the Firth of Forth. Leith , part of the city since 1920, is Edinburgh's por...

Scotland

(Encyclopedia) Scotland, political division of Great Britain (2011 pop. 5,295,000), 30,414 sq mi (78,772 sq km), comprising the northern portion of the island of Great Britain and many surrounding islands. Sc...

Scotland

Scotland country profile, with map and flag of Scotland, geography, history, politics, government, economy, population, culture, religion, languages, and largest cities.

Scotland, Church of

(Encyclopedia) Scotland, Church of, the established national church of Scotland, Presbyterian (see Presbyterianism ) in form. The first Protestants in Scotland, led by Patrick Hamilton , were pred...

Scotland, Free Church of

(Encyclopedia) Scotland, Free Church of, the secessionist Presbyterian church established as a result of the great disruption of 1843 in the Church of Scotland. The cause of the separation lay in the demand o...

Edinburgh, Prince Philip Mountbatten, duke of

(Encyclopedia) Edinburgh, Prince Philip Mountbatten, duke of ĕd´ĭnbərə [key], 1921–, consort of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, b. Greece. He was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Pri...

Scotland Yard

(Encyclopedia) Scotland Yard, headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police. The term is often used, popularly, to refer to one branch, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Named after a short street...