Expat Learnings

Things I’ve learned as an American expat in the UKoGBaNI #19

Scotland is not an independent country.

England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are four “countries” that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Although Scotland is considered a country, it is not an independent country as most Americans believe. For example, Scottish citizens have British passports.

Sure, Scotland attempted to break away from the UKoGBaNI in September 2014, however, the great people of Scotland voted 55.30% to stay with the UK, so for now, Scotland remains as one of the four “countries” that comprise the country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

If you’re still confused about Scotland being a country but not an independent country, watch this short informational video.

For the next learning in my Expat Learnings mini series, go here. Alternatively, go here to read this mini series from the beginning.

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