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Abstract (English):
The article is devoted to Scotland, describes its geographical location, and also gives the most general information on the modern large cities and other settlements of Scotland as well as their most famous attractions. A brief overview of the history of Scotland, presented after a modern description of the country, gives the best idea on the creating the Scots as a nation and their national character and their national language. Some characteristic features of education, music and musical instruments, and clothing are also described in the article. The linguistic aspect explores toponyms, i.e. the major cities in Scotland, its capital Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Perth, a small but famous historical city, on the information from the dictionaries of the English language of the 18th century. The analysis of the linguistic material indicates a close connection between the language, history and culture of the nation.

Scotland, the national character, toponyms, dictionaries of the English language, linguistic aspect
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