Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a 96km border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest.
Aside from the mainland, Scotland is surrounded by 790 islands encompassing the major archipelagoes of the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and the Outer Hebrides.
Ireland lies only 30 km from the southwestern peninsula of Kintyre; Norway is 305 km to the east and the Faroes, 270 km to the north.
Rising to 1,344 metres above sea level, Scotland’s highest point is the summit of Ben Nevis, in Lochaber, while Scotland’s longest river, the River Tay, flows for a distance of 190 km.
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, although Edinburgh is the capital and political centre of the country.
The objectives of AFI Scotland include:
- Encouraging participation at the grassroots level, with a focus on youth and community development
- Establishing Footy 9s in the Scottish school sports curriculum at both primary and secondary level
- Introducing Footy 9s as a university sport in Scotland
- Providing players with the opportunity to compete in competitions at school and club level in Scotland
- Establishing National Teams (men & women) to compete in matches against other countries
- Securing recognition of Footy 9s as an official sport in Scotland
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