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Port Glasgow
Port Glasgow
Glasgow
(Scottish Gaelic: Port Ghlaschu, pronounced [pʰɔrˠʃt̪ˈɣlˠ̪as̪əxu]) is the second largest town in the Inverclyde
Inverclyde
council area of Scotland. The population according to the 1991 census for Port Glasgow
Glasgow
was 19,426 persons and in the 2001 census was 16,617 persons. The most recent census in 2011 states that the population has declined to 15,414.[1] It is located immediately to the east of Greenock
Greenock
and was previously a burgh in the former county of Renfrew. Originally a fishing hamlet named Newark, Port Glasgow
Glasgow
came about as a result of large ships being unable to navigate the shallow and meandering River Clyde
River Clyde
to the centre of Glasgow
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Scottish Gaelic Language
Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig [ˈkaːlikʲ] ( listen)) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels
Gaels
of Scotland. A member of the Goidelic branch of the Celtic languages, Scottish Gaelic, like Modern Irish and Manx, developed out of Middle Irish. Most of modern Scotland was once Gaelic-speaking, as evidenced especially by Gaelic-language placenames.[3] In the 2011 census of Scotland, 57,375 people (1.1% of the Scottish population aged over three years old) reported as able to speak Gaelic, 1,275 fewer than in 2001
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List Of Places In Scotland
This List of places in Scotland
Scotland
is a complete collection of lists of places in Scotland.List of burghs in Scotland List of census localities in Scotland List of islands of ScotlandList of Shetland islands List of Orkney islands List of Inner Hebrides List of Outer Hebrides List of outlying islands of Scotland List of freshwater islands in ScotlandList of rivers of Scotland List of lochs in Scotland Waterfalls of Scotland List of Munros Extreme points of ScotlandLists of places within Scottish local authorities[edit]List of places in Aberdeen List of places in Aberdeenshire L
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List Of Members Of The European Parliament For The United Kingdom, 2014–19
Legislation1972 EC Act 1986 EC (Amendment) Act 1993 EC (Amendment) Act 1998 EC (Amendment) Act 2002 EC (Amendment) Act 2008 EU (Amendment) Act 2011 EU ActEuropean Parliament Elections1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004 2009 20141973 delegation 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8thWithdrawal2004–05 EU Bill 2013–14 EU (Referendum) Bill 2015–16 EU membership renegotiation 2015 EU Referendum Act 2016 EU (Referendum) Act (Gibraltar)2016 EU membership referendumCauses Endorsements Issues Opinion pollingCampaignsOrganisations advocating and campaigning for a referendumPeople's Pledge Labour for a ReferendumLeave Vote Leave
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Scotland (European Parliament Constituency)
Scotland
Scotland
constitutes a single constituency of the European Parliament. In 2014 it elected six MEPs, using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.Contents1 Boundaries 2 History 3 Returned members 4 Election results4.1 2014 4.2 2009 4.3 2004 4.4 19995 See also 6 References 7 External linksBoundaries[edit] The constituency's boundaries are the same as those of Scotland, one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. History[edit] The constituency was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies
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List Of United Kingdom Parliament Constituencies
There are 650 constituencies in the United Kingdom, each electing a single Member of Parliament to the House of Commons ordinarily every five years. Voting
Voting
last took place in all 650 of those constituencies at the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
general election on 8 June 2017, and these results have been counted and verified. The election on 8 June 2017 elected 650 constituencies. 317 are held by the Conservative Party, 262 are held by the Labour Party, 35 are held by the Scottish National Party, 12 are held by the Liberal Democrats and 10 are held by the Democratic Unionist Party, with the balance held by various smaller parties, none of which have more than 8 seats, plus four unaffiliated MPs
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Scots Language
In the 2011 census, respondents indicated that 1.54 million (30%) are able to speak Scots.[3] Language
Language
familyIndo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicIngvaeonicAnglo-FrisianAnglicScotsEarly formsOld EnglishMiddle EnglishEarly ScotsMiddle ScotsDialectsCentral Southern Ulster Northern InsularWriting systemLatinOfficial statusOfficial language inNoneClassified as a "traditional language" by the Scottish Government. Classified as a "regional or minority language" under the European Charter for Regional or
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Scottish Parliament
Government (62)[1]     Scottish National Party
Scottish National Party
(62)Opposition (66)[1]     Conservative (31)      Labour (22)      Green (6)      Liberal Democrats (5)      Independents (2)Presiding Officer (1)     PO (1)Committees16Audit Equal Opportunities Europe and External Relations Finance Procedures Public Petitions Standards and Public Appointments Subordinate Legislation Economy, Ener
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Greenock And Inverclyde (Scottish Parliament Constituency)
Greenock and Inverclyde
Inverclyde
is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
(MSP) by the first past the post method of election
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List Of United Kingdom Locations
A gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
showing each place's county, unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates.A B C D E F G H I, J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X–ZSee also External linksThe United KingdomLocation names beginning with ALocation names beginning with Aa–Ak Location names beginning with Al Location names beginning with Am–Ar Location names beginning with As–AzLocation names beginning with BLocation names beginning with Bab–Bal Location names beginning with Bam–Bap Location names beginning with Bar
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Emergency Medical Services In The United Kingdom
Emergency medical services
Emergency medical services
in the United Kingdom provide emergency care to people with acute illness or injury and are predominantly provided free at the point of use by the four National Health Services of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
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Council Area
A council area is one of the areas defined in Schedule 1 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 and is under the control of one of the local authorities in Scotland created by that Act.Contents1 Legislation1.1 Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 1.2 Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 1.3 Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 19942 Similar areas 3 See alsoLegislation[edit] Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889[edit] In Scotland, local government counties were created under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889. The 1889 legislation created county councils, turned each civil county (with one exception) into a contiguous area (without separate fragments) and adjusted boundaries where civil parishes straddled county boundaries, or had fragments in more than one county
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Burgh
A burgh /ˈbʌrə/ was an autonomous municipal corporation in Scotland and Northern England, usually a town, or toun in Scots. This type of administrative division existed from the 12th century, when King David I created the first royal burghs. Burgh
Burgh
status was broadly analogous to borough status, found in the rest of the United Kingdom. Following local government reorganization in 1975 the title of "royal burgh" remains in use in many towns, but now has little more than ceremonial value.Contents1 History1.1 Types 1.2 Modern history2 Features2.1 Provost 2.2 Bailies 2.3 Burgesses 2.4 Dean of Guild 2.5 Trading privileges3 Etymology 4 Linguistics4.1 England 4.2 Scotland 4.3 Other5 See also 6 Notes 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] The first burgh was Berwick. By 1130, David I (r
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Glasgow Airport
Glasgow
Glasgow
Airport, also unofficially Glasgow
Glasgow
International Airport (IATA: GLA[4], ICAO: EGPF), formerly Abbotsinch Airport, is an international airport in Scotland, located 8.6 nautical miles (15.9 km; 9.9 mi) west[1] of Glasgow
Glasgow
city centre. In 2016, the airport handled nearly 9.4 million passengers, a 7% annual increase, making it the second-busiest in Scotland, after Edinburgh Airport, and the eighth-busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is the primary airport serving the west of Scotland
Scotland
and is the principal transatlantic and direct long-haul entry airport into Scotland. The airport is owned and operated by AGS Airports
AGS Airports
which also owns and operates Aberdeen
Aberdeen
and Southampton Airports
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Tobacco Lords
The Tobacco
Tobacco
Lords[1] (or "Virginia Dons") were Glasgow
Glasgow
merchants who in the 18th century made enormous fortunes by trading in tobacco from Great Britain's American Colonies. Many became so wealthy that they adopted the lifestyle of aristocrats, lavishing vast sums on great houses and splendid churches. Many suffered severe losses during and after the American Revolution.Contents1 History1.1 Palaces and churches2 American Revolution 3 Legacy 4 Notable Tobacco
Tobacco
Lords 5 See also 6 Moving forward 7 References 8 NotesHistory[edit]The "Triangular Trade"In 1707, the Treaty of Union
Treaty of Union
between Scotland and England gave Scottish merchants access to the English colonies, especially in North America
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