Linux Around The World: Scotland

Last Updated on February 20, 2023

Map of ScotlandOfficial Languages: English, Scots, Scottish Gaelic
Population: 5.4 million
Capital: Edinburgh
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Major Industries: Fishing, Food & Drink, Forestry, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Textiles, Tourism

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares a border with England to the southeast. It’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and east, and the Irish Sea to the south.

The United Kingdom is located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe. It consists of 4 countries: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

User Groups

LocationLinux User Group
AberdeenAberLUG is a loose minded collection of individuals with an interest in Linux and Free software.
Aberdeen57North is a hacker collective with a shared space (known as the hacklab, hackspace, hackerspace, or simply just the space) .
EdinburghEdLUG: Edinburgh Linux User Group is a group of like-minded people from the Edinburgh area who are interested in Linux, Open Source software and hardware and related concepts.
EdinburghTOTES: The Open Technology Edinburgh Scene are interested in Open Source, Open Data, Open Hardware, Makers and Makerspaces, and all that good, sharing vibe in technology.
GlasgowScotLUG: Scottish Linux User Group meets usually at 19:00, with the talk beginning at 19:30, every last Thursday of the month at the Electron Club.
GlasgowOpen Source Glasgow is for anyone interested in open source software and hardware. The group aims to encourage self-hosting of services to contribute to a better, more decentralised Internet.

Did You Know? Scotland has 790 islands, the majority of which are not inhabited.

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