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Term: Scotland


Area was inhabited by 3rd mill. BC; Rome invaded, but never subdued native Picts; invaded by Scots from Ireland 6th cen. AD; Picts & Scots united in 844; invaded by Norsemen from 8th cen.; linked, in conflict & peace, with English monarchy since 12th cen.Regions - H McCorry, Royal Mus of Scot says regions may revert to smaller counties soon, 19 Oct 94