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The Royal Mile in Edinburgh was used as the standard for a Scottish mile
The Royal Mile in Edinburgh was used as the standard for a Scottish mile

A Scottish mile was the same length as the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, i.e. from the castle down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. English miles were imposed in 1824 by an act of parliament. Download high resolution version (480x640, 50 KB)Royal Mile, Edinburgh, where it bisects North and South Bridge. ... Download high resolution version (480x640, 50 KB)Royal Mile, Edinburgh, where it bisects North and South Bridge. ... Royal Mile The Royal Mile is the popular name for the succession of streets which form the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of Edinburgh. ... Edinburghs location in Scotland Edinburgh viewed from Arthurs Seat. ... Edinburgh Castle and NorLoch, around 1780 by Alexander Nasmyth Edinburgh Castle is an ancient stronghold on the Castle Rock in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, has been in use by assorted military forces since prehistoric times and only transferred from the Ministry of Defence recently. ... Holyrood Palace The Palace of Holyroodhouse, more commonly known as Holyrood Palace, originally founded as a monastery by David I of Scotland in 1128, has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scotland since the 15th century. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Robert Burns spoke of Scottish miles in the first verse of Tam O' Shanter Robert Burns, preeminent Scottish poet Statue of Burns in London Robert Burns (January 25, 1759 – July 21, 1796) is the best known of the poets who have written in Scots. ... Tam oshanter - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ...

"While we sit bousing at the nappy,
An' getting fou and unco happy,
We think na on the lang Scots miles,
The mosses, waters, slaps and stiles,
That lie between us and our hame,
Where sits our sulky, sullen dame,
Gathering her brows like gathering storm,
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm."

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Several native system of weights and measures were used in Scotland. ... The International System of Units (symbol: SI) (for the French phrase Syst me International dUnit s) is the most widely used system of units. ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... This article is about post-1824 Imperial units, please see also English unit, U.S. customary unit or Avoirdupois. ...

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Scots language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3747 words)
Scots became considered to have a substratal relationship to English as opposed to an adstratal relationship.
However, most younger Scots today see a Scottish accent, that is, Scottish English, as a sufficient marker of their Scottishness and are generally not interested in retaining bilingualism in a language they consider old-fashioned, parochial, or simply uncool.
Ulster Scots, spoken by the descendants of Scottish settlers as well as those of Irish descent in Northern Ireland and County Donegal in the Irish Republic, and sometimes described by the neologism "Ullans", a conflation of Ulster and Lallans.
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