a council area in SE Scotland, on the English border: created in 1996, it has the same boundaries as the former Borders Region: it is mainly hilly, with agriculture (esp sheep farming) the chief economic activity. Administrative centre: Newtown St Boswells. Pop: 108 280 (2003 est). Area: 4734 sq km (1827 sq miles)
- Scottish certificate of education
noun 1. See SCE
noun 1. one of a Scottish breed of large, tall hunting dogs having a medium-length, wiry, gray or reddish-fawn coat, originally developed for hunting and bringing down deer, and known as the royal dog of Scotland.
- Scottish fold
noun 1. a breed of medium-sized short-haired cat with folded ears
noun 1. Scots Gaelic. Scots Gaelic or Scottish Gaelic noun 1. the Gaelic of the Hebrides and the Highlands of Scotland, also spoken as a second language in Nova Scotia. Abbreviation: ScotGael. Scottish Gaelic noun 1. the Goidelic language of the Celts of Scotland, spoken in the Highlands and Western Isles