The Scots (own name in Scots Gaelic Gaidheal or Albannach in English, Scots ) (derived from the Latin Scoti, the Gaelic name of a tribe in the 5th century ), the inhabitants of Scotland are ( Scottish Gaelic: Alba, English: Scotland ) a part of the United Kingdom, in the north of Britain. Scotland has approximately 5.3 million residents - about 9 % of the population of the United Kingdom. Of these, 65% live in the Central Lowland.
A significant part of the population of the province of Ulster in Ireland is schottischstämmig (see Ulster Plantation ).
1.5% of the Scots (mainly in the Hebrides ) speak Scottish Gaelic ( Gàidhlig Gaelic, Scots Gaelic to English); Main language is English.