Name Scotland
Hexacode OC-SC-01
Population 89[1]
Language(s) Lovian English, Oceana
Next to Hurbanova, Newport-Forest, Slowane
Saint(s) Andrew the Apostle

Scotland (IPA: /'skɑ:tln̩d/; Oceana: Skyllenn, IPA: [ˈskʌlʲɛnʲ]) is a hamlet and district near Hurbanova. It used to be a thriving village, but nowadays only a ruin of a castle and a few farms still stand. There is also a tourist gift shop. Hurbanova has been built together with this town, which was situated 2 kilometers away from it. It was a less wealthy place with a population of about 40 people of which most were of Scots or Irish origin. Scotland was largely abandoned in 1904 for an unknown reason, possibly repeated floodings. One possible reason is that the hamlet was not protected from the floods of a nearby river. Scotland had 14 houses, 36 stables, an unfinished castle of someone called McLeid, a well, a monastery and a chapel.

The Oceana speaking community of Scotland remained together for several decades. They were living in Newport near the old monument Scotland Shed, which was named after the Skyllenn community even though the shed is much older. In the sixties, the community fell apart causing their dialect to fade away together with them. There are very little Skyllenni Oceana people left today who recognize their ancestry and live according to the old customs.

Scotland lies in the middle of the Oceana Forests. The present-day hamlet was repopulated in the late seventies. Efforts to revive the old Skyllenni dialect have been fruitless so far.

The town is recognized today by the soccer team Skyllenn FC.

Demographics Edit

Of the 89 inhabitants of the Scotland district, 89 live in Scotland. According to the 2014 census, the racial make-up of Scotland was 89 white (100%); ethnically there were 60 Oceana (67,4%), 17 Lovians (19,1%), 8 Limburgish people (9%), and 4 Romanians (4,5%). The first-language distribution was recorded as 35 English (39,3%), 28 Oceana (31,5%), 14 Hurbanovan English (15,7%), 8 Limburgish (9%), and 4 Romanian (4,5%). The distribution of religious affiliations was 58 Roman Catholic (65,2%), 5 United Protestant (5,6%), 4 Romanian Orthodox Christian (4,5%), and 22 with no religious affiliation (24,7%).

Demographic development Edit

Year Scottish Irish Slovak American
1881 24 0 0 4
1886 26 14 2 5
1891 28 15 3 5
1896 31 14 9 6
1901 36 12 14 5
1906 11 3 2 0
1911 4 0 0 0

Environment Edit

Scotland is located in the Southern Forests near Hurbanova. The center of the built-up area is located at approximately 15 meters high.

Of the 144 functioning registrated buildings in Scotland, 26 have a residential designation, 55 are stalls, sheds or workhouses, 12 have a religious designation, 16 are shops or services buildings, 8 are governmental buildings, and 27 are undefined.

Economy Edit

Most of the inhabitants of Scotland are employed in forestry or the touristic sector. According to the 2013 census, the working population is 60 (70,6%), of which 23 have no registrated jobs (38,3%) and 4 are unemployed (6,7%).

Politics Edit

Now follows the voting results for the local State Elections:

Party 2012[2] 2013 F2015
CCPL 14 18 16
PNO 20 15 17
OSB 2 1 2
NPO 3 4 4
LMP 6 5 5
RTP 0 0 0
GP 3 4 3
KNPO - 2 2
MLPE - 0 -
SP 0 0 0
SLP - 0 1
DV - 0 -
UC - 1 2
LEP - - 0
Valid 48 50 52
Blank 0 0 0
Invalid 2 0 0
Votes cast 50 50 52
Entitled to vote 65 64 65

Transportation Edit

Scotland is served by the Bus Service Oceana:

The following bus stops lie within Scotlands's zone of habitation: Hurbanova Greenhouses, Scotland Castle, Scotland Eastwood, and Scotland Forest.

Sports Edit

There are two sports clubs based in Scotland, Scotland FC, whose official headquarters are at the Hurbadome in Hurbanova, which plays in the LSCA Major Soccer League; and the Scotland Cricket Club, which plays in the Lovia Cricket League at the Skylenn Oval.

Famous inhabitants Edit

  • Mikál Ský, chairman of Scotland around 1900. He was the first to state that Oceana people have a different culture than other Lovians.

See also Edit

References and notes Edit

  1. Oceana Demographic Center (2014), data for the entire district.
  2. Voting results for these elections may not be fully accurate, as some people were still registrated in Hurbanova and East Hills, due to the transition to the district system. As a result, the amount of registered voters in the hamlet is lower than the actual amount; while some votes in built-up areas are actually votes from hamlets.