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Port Glasgow
PORT GLASGOW (Scottish Gaelic : Port Ghlaschu, pronounced ) is the second largest town in the Inverclyde council area of Scotland . The population according to the 1991 census for Port 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. It is located immediately to the east of Greenock and was previously a burgh in the former county of Renfrew . The town was originally named Newark but due to ships not being able to make it all the way up the shallow river Clyde it was formed as a port for nearby Glasgow in 1668 and became Port Glasgow in 1775. Port Glasgow was home to dry docks and shipbuilding beginning in 1762. The town grew from the central area of the present town and thus many of the town's historic buildings are found here
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Scottish Parliament
GOVERNMENT (62) * Scottish National Party (62)OPPOSITION (66) * Conservative (31) * Labour (22) * Green (6) * Liberal Democrats (5) * Independents (2)PRESIDING OFFICER (1) * PO (1) COMMITTEES 16 * Audit * Equal Opportunities * Europe and External Relations * Finance * Procedures * Public Petitions * Standards and Public Appointments * Subordinate Legislation * Economy, Energy and Tourism * Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture * Health and Sport * Justice * Local Government and Communities * Rural Affairs and Environment * Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Scheme * Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change ELECTIONS VOTING SYSTEM AMS LAST ELECTION 5 May 2016 NEXT ELECTION 6 May 2021 or earlier
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Greenock And Inverclyde (Scottish Parliament Constituency)
GREENOCK AND 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. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the West Scotland
Scotland
electoral region , which elects seven additional members , in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole
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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
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Scottish Gaelic Language
SCOTTISH GAELIC or SCOTS GAELIC, sometimes also referred to simply as GAELIC (Gàidhlig ( 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
Scotland
was once Gaelic-speaking, as evidenced especially by Gaelic-language placenames. In the 2011 census of Scotland
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. The highest percentages of Gaelic speakers were in the Outer Hebrides . Only about half of speakers were fully literate in the language. Nevertheless, there are revival efforts, and the number of speakers of the language under age 20 did not decrease between the 2001 and 2011 censuses
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List Of United Kingdom Parliament Constituencies
An ELECTORAL DISTRICT (also known as a CONSTITUENCY, LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT, RIDING, WARD, DIVISION, ELECTORAL AREA, or ELECTORATE) is a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body . Generally, only voters (constituents) who reside within the district are permitted to vote in an election held there. From a single district, a single member or multiple members might be chosen. Members might be chosen by a first-past-the-post system or a proportional representative system, or another voting method entirely. Members might be chosen through a direct election under universal suffrage , an indirect election , or another form of suffrage
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Scottish Ambulance Service
The SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE (Scottish Gaelic : Seirbheis Charbadan-eiridinn na h-Alba) is part of NHS Scotland
NHS Scotland
, and serves all of Scotland
Scotland
. It is a special health board funded directly by the Health and Social Care Directorates of the Scottish Government . The two main functions of the trust are the provision of a paramedic -led accident and emergency service to respond to 999 calls and the patient transport service (non-emergency service), which performs the role of taking patients to and from their hospital appointments, discharges from hospital and non-urgent transfers
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List Of Members Of The European Parliament For The United Kingdom, 2014–19
LEGISLATION * 1972 EC Act * 1986 EC (Amendment) Act * 1993 EC (Amendment) Act * 1998 EC (Amendment) Act * 2002 EC (Amendment) Act * 2008 EU (Amendment) Act * 2011 EU Act EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS * 1979 * 1984 * 1989 * 1994 * 1999 * 2004 * 2009 * 2014 * * 1973 delegation * 1st * 2nd * 3rd * 4th * 5th * 6th * 7th * 8th Withdrawal * 2004–05 EU Bill * 2013–14 EU (Referendum) Bill * 2015–16 EU membership renegotiation * 2015 EU Referendum Act * 2016 EU (Referendum) Act (Gibraltar) * 2016 EU MEMBERSHIP REFERENDUM * Causes * Endorsements * Issues * Opinion polling * CAMPAIGNS * Organisations advocating and campaigning for a referendum * People\'s Pledge * Labour for a Refere
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Scotland (European Parliament Constituency)
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 . CONTENTS * 1 Boundaries * 2 History * 3 Returned members * 4 Election results * 4.1 2014 * 4.2 2009 * 4.3 2004 * 4.4 1999 * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links BOUNDARIESThe constituency's boundaries are the same as those of Scotland
Scotland
, one of the four countries of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. HISTORYThe 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 Places In Scotland
This LIST OF PLACES IN SCOTLAND is a complete collection of lists of places in Scotland
Scotland

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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. 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 . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Merk (coin)
The MERK was a Scottish silver coin . Originally the same word as a money mark of silver, the merk was in circulation at the end of the 16th century and in the 17th century. It was originally valued at 13s 4d (exactly  2⁄3 of a pound Scots , or about one English shilling), later raised to 14s Scots. In addition to merks, half-merk and quarter-merk coins were produced with values of, respectively, 7s and 3s 6d, as well as a four-merk coin of 56s (£2 16s). The first issue weighed 103.8 grains (6.73 g) and was 50% silver and 50% base metals, thus it contained 0.108125 troy ounces (3.3631 g) of silver, worth about £1.45 ($2.27) at August 2013 prices. "Markland" or "Merkland" was used to describe an amount of land in Scottish deeds and legal papers. It was based upon a common valuation of the land
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Feu Duty
As a legal term, GROUND RENT specifically refers to regular payments made by a holder of a leasehold property to the freeholder or a superior leaseholder, as required under a lease . In this sense, a ground rent is created when a freehold piece of land is sold on a long lease or leases. The ground rent provides an income for the landowner. In economics, ground rent is a form of economic rent meaning all value accruing to titleholders as a result of the exclusive ownership of title privilege to location
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Breakwater (structure)
BREAKWATERS are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defense or to protect an anchorage from the effects of both weather and longshore drift . CONTENTS * 1 Purposes of breakwaters * 2 Unintended consequences * 3 Construction * 4 Types of breakwater structures * 5 Breakwater Armour Units * 6 Notable locations * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links PURPOSES OF BREAKWATERS Barra da Tijuca - Rio de Janeiro Breakwaters reduce the intensity of wave action in inshore waters and thereby reduce coastal erosion or provide safe harbourage. Breakwaters may also be small structures designed to protect a gently sloping beach and placed one to three hundred feet offshore in relatively shallow water. An anchorage is only safe if ships anchored there are protected from the force of high winds and powerful waves by some large underwater barrier which they can shelter behind. Natural harbours are formed by such barriers as headlands or reefs
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Barony Of Cartsburn
The barony of CARTSBURN in the Baronage of Scotland was created for Thomas Crawfurd of Cartsburn in 1669, when the lands of Cartsburn in the Parish of Easter Greenock
Greenock
in the Shire of Renfrew were erected in liberam baroniam, as a free Barony held of the Prince and Great Steward of Scotland . The estate of Cartsburn, also known as Crawfurdsburn, incorporated the lands of Cartsdyke and part of the lands of Easter Greenock Castle . The Barony of Cartsburn is a feudal Barony of Scotland . The seat of the Barony was the HOUSE OF CARTSBURN, built in the 17th century near Greenock
Greenock
, Renfrewshire
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Tobacco Lords
The TOBACCO LORDS (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
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
American Revolution
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Palaces and churches * 2 American Revolution
American Revolution
* 3 Legacy * 4 Notable Tobacco
Tobacco
Lords * 5 See also * 6 Moving forward * 7 References * 8 Notes HISTORY The "Triangular Trade" In 1707, the Treaty of Union
Treaty of Union
between Scotland and England gave Scottish merchants access to the English overseas territories , especially in North America
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