Scotland is located in the far north of Great Britain and covers about a third of the Island. It was a separate state until James VI, the King of Scots became the King of England in 1603. In 1707 the political union was completed with the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain. This was later modified in 1801 to become the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In Scotland there is a separate Parliament at Holyrood to run Scottish affairs. This was created in 1997 and was at the centre of Scotland’s campaign to break away from the rest of the country in 2014 and become independent. This failed as 55% of the voters wished to remain as part of United Kingdom.