New Scotland

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Stats

  • it's orbit is approximately 60 million km from it's star
  • it is an earth like planet with a diameter of 13,539.2 km (8,462 miles).
  • a density of 6.4 and a gravity of 1.24 G's
  • a standard type atmosphere with a pressure of about 1.1 earth normal with nitrogen 57%, oxygen 29% and others 14%
  • axial tilt of 19%
  • temperatures are extremely earth like but tend to be on the milder side with less extreme heat waves or cold snaps
  • surface water over 62% of the planets surface
  • it has a 36 hour day
  • it's year is 213 days long
  • it has a human population of more than 36,936,000
  • it is a member race of the Federation

Moons

  • it has 2 small moons and 1 medium moon
  • New Scotland a: Connery 755 km (472 miles) in diameter, with a density of 5.1 and a gravity of 0.05 G's. It orbits the planets surface at a height of 32,058 km. (20,036 miles)
  • New Scotland b: Doyle 2,954 km (1,846 miles) in diameter, with a density of 5.6 and a gravity of 0.23 G's. It orbits the planets surface at a height of 33,848 km. (21,155 miles)
  • New Scotland c: Fleming 1,038 km (649 miles) in diameter, with a density of 4.7 and a gravity of 0.06 G's. It orbits the planets surface at a height of 37,974 km. (23,734 miles)

Resources

Planetary scans and records show large amounts of organics, heavy, light and industrial metals. Their are also gems, rare metals and trace amounts of radioactives and crystals.

Scans of the moons have revealed the presence of heavy and industrial metals. No other resource types have been detected.

History

New Scotland was settled by people from Earth as part of the second wave of outer space colonization. The first wave occured during and just after the Eugenics Wars in the 1990's. Most of the first wave colonization attempts were lost or failures.

The second wave occured years later after the initial success of the starship Enterprise (NX-01), captained by Johnathan Archer. Various factions, regions or other groups saw colonization of the stars as the future for the human race. These organizations examined the intelligence reports sent home by both the Enterprise and deep space freighters. After the founding of the Federation in 2161 they were also able to access the records of the Vulcan, Andorian and Tellerite space missions.

The region known as the United Kingdom had a number of proposed colonization projects in the works. These projects would result in the founding of a number of colonies. New Scotland was the last one established in 2215. It was also the one farthest from the homeworld at this time. The final determining factor in its selection was the request from the Raskor system for assistance in the creation of a defensive system.

The United Kingdom approached the Federation, offering to supply the workers for the project. Their offer was accepted. Over 93% of the workers who were shipped into space at the expense of the Raskorians then settled on the colony of New Scotland once their one year work contract was finished. This took a huge dent out of the cost of founding the colony. As a result it was the largest colony created by the United Kingdom.

The work of converting the 4 moons of Raskor into weapons platforms started in 2217 and lasted until 2228, a total of 11 years. The task was of mythic proportions, with more than 100,000 workers a year transported to the construction site. When finished more than 1.5 million human workers had worked on the project.

Most of these workers then settled on New Scotland where for most of them their families were already waiting for them. This resulted in an initial population growth over the first 15 years from 0 to more than 4 million. The largest and quickest growth enjoyed by any colonization effort funded by Earth.

Since that time they have grown and prospered, becoming a member of the Federation and thanks to the initial work period on Raskor close trading partners and closest allied friends with the Raskorian people.

When the Federation deceided to start work on the construction of a starbase on the border of the Trinity and Serellan Sectors of space between the Romulan and Klingon Empires they were able to cut expenses by employing large numbers of workers from the New Scotland colony. The close proximity of this colony also reduced the cost of transporting building materials as almost 75% of all the building materials used in it's construction were purchased from New Scotland.

It was shortly after the completion of this work project that New Scotland applied for and was accepted into the Federation.

Settlers

The human settlers who founded the colony and those who worked on the defensive weapons instillations on the 4 moons of Raskor were mostly from the United Kingdoms region of Earth. In fact over 75% of all the settlers who arrived at the colony during the initial 15 years were mostly from the northern region of the United Kingdom, from an area called Scotland.

These people brought with them many of the customs and history of their ancient homeland. These traditions are now as much a part of the people as they were before they left Earth for their new home among the stars.

Kilts, clans, bagpipes, highland games, highland dancers, tossing a caber, haggis and so much more are a important part of the history and character of the people of New Scotland.

Religion

The Church of Scotland which migrated with the colonists from Earth has become the only practiced religion. The people have a very relaxed, almost casual acceptance of religion in their lives.

Environment

New Scotland is in many ways just like the Scotland of Earth. The only major difference is better weather, longer growing seasons and milder winters. There are highlands which are excellent for raising herd animals like cattle and sheep, and an abundance of good rich flatland that has resulted in many a bumper crop.

The seas were teaming with life and the colonists brought many different types of plant life with them, not just the seeds for crops. They also brought many domesticated animals as well. The new plants thrived, especially the scottish thistle.

The seasons drift gently one into another. The few storms they get are mostly rain storms with a little lightning to spice it up.

Animals

Their were no indigenous life forms other than those in the seas, which were rich in types, numbers and variety. Fishing provided an important part of their daily diet for the early colonists and still does.

Now cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, goats and over three dozen varieties of birds now call this world home. Dogs and cats are plentiful as well, still providing companionship.

Economy

They have an extremely well developed economy and are totally self sufficent. Trading off the surplus food and trade goods they produce each year has given them one of the strongest economies in the surrounding area.

Communities

The capital of New Scotland is Edinburgh. It is the largest city, just beating the city of Glasgow for that honour. Here is the location of the capital buildings, built to be an extremely close replica of the royal castle back in the real Edinburgh back on Earth. On the highest point above the city is a 25' tall statue dedicated to William Wallace, a hero of the people from Earth's Middle Ages. The peak has been leveled off and a park built also in his honour. The view from the park lets tourists see the entire city laid out at their feet and far off into the distance as well since it is the highest point around for almost 300 km.

The city boasts the second largest port on the planet, being beaten out for that honour by Glasgow.

Population

human population of more than 36,936,000