Scotland is one of the Westernmost countries in Europe and is located directly north of England, bordering England to the southeast. The country’s East, West, and North are all connected by sea, with the Atlantic Ocean to the North and West; meanwhile, the Irish sea borders the south of Scotland, and the North Sea borders the Northeastern coastline. In addition to the mainland, Scotland also covers over 790 islands. These islands are mainly located within the Hebrides and the Northern Isles archipelagos. There are 32 administrative subdivisions within Scotland, of which the largest city is Glasgow; however, the capital city is Edinburgh, which closely follows Glasgow in terms of population. The country was established in 843 AD and entered into a union with England to form the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707, after which the country’s monarchy became shared with England. Scotland follows a devolved parliamentary legislature government within a constitutional monarchy in the modern-day after forming a distinct Scottish Parliament in 1999. Currently, Scotland’s monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, and the first minister for Scotland is Nicola Sturgeon.
Notably, the country is exceptionally diverse, with many different religions and ethnicities living both on the Scottish mainland and its islands. The country also has four recognized languages: English, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, and British Sign Language. The largest religion within the country is Christianity, which accounts for 53.8% of all Scottish women and men, followed by 36.7% of the population holding no belief. Other religions are spread thin, with around 0.1-0.3% of people, each representing religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and the like. The total population of Scotland is approximately 5.5 million people, and the country has a population density of 67.5 people per square kilometer. The country also has an exceptionally high human development index (HDI) of 0.925, ranking it the fourth-highest country globally based on life expectancy, education, and per capita income metrics. This factor makes Scotland an excellent place to live if you’ve been looking to meet stunning Scottish women while also living a high-quality and rewarding lifestyle.
Scottish women are often considered pale-skinned with red hair; however, this is generally a rather broad generalization. In fact, most Scottish women naturally have hair somewhere between light brown and auburn, with a smaller number having blonde or black hair. Nevertheless, most Scottish women still have very pale skin and blue eyes, as is common throughout Great Britain. The limited sunlight in Scotland, in particular, further contributes to this tendency; unlike in many other European countries, Scottish women typically have much less chance to get out and about in the sun, significantly reducing their chances of developing a tan overall. In addition, Scottish women often have wavy or curly hair; a trait passed down through many generations. However, modern Scottish women may be more prone to straightening their hair in line with standard European and British beauty ideals for perfectly straight, long hair. Living in Scotland is generally similar to its neighboring countries, England and Ireland.