Pre-war Before the Great Nuclear War, Scotland was a Constituent Nation of the United Kingdom.
Great Nuclear War
On the Great Nuclear War, three sites in Scotland were hit, including Edinburgh and Glasgow. However, after the fall of central government, fiercely nationalistic forces took control of the South of Scotland, and imposed an isolationist, Anglophobic state.
When contact between the Northern English Council and Scotland was established, relations were immediately rocky. While the NEC had already agreed to stick to the South of the former Anglo-Scots border, Scotland continually ventured, raided and claimed NEC lands. These disagreements came to a heat in 1983 when a Scottish troop unit opened fire on an NEC Militia. Immediately both states started to escalate and draft, and dozens of bloody battles were fought with both sides reaching into the other’s territory, often pillaging goods and burning what they could not. This fighting continued through two winters until in 1985, the two sides agreed to a ceasefire. Both sides were allowed to carry their dead back to their countries, and a demilitarised zone was established for one mile to either side of the old Hadrian’s Wall. Despite this, 1986 also saw the mass expulsion of English people from Scotland.
Main Article: British-Scottish WarDespite the apparent cooling of relations, after the Scottish Skirmishes Scotland greatly increased its military spending and began conscription, and on 31 January 1993, two Scottish task forces concurrently invaded and annexed the independent Manx Republic and the British City of Berwick-upon-Tweed. British Prime Minister Charles Kennedy declared a State of Emergency, and British Troops began moving Northwards to halt to Scottish march to York. A defensive line was quickly formed, and from March a counter offensive was launched, pushing the Scots back. Despite a brief Siege in Carlisle, the British troops made steady progress, and soon entered Scotland proper. By June 1994 British forces occupied all of Southern Scotland, and an attempted invasion of Angelsey dragged Wales into the War, which together with Britain liberated Mann.
At this point, James Scott began plans for a mass evacuation of Government and Personnel should the British forces advance further, with hopes of setting up a colony in Canada. In 1996 the last major Scottish base was evacuated, and the government evacuated to Nova Scotia, where a new government was set up.
Scottish guerrilla fighting continued until October 1998, when Scotland as a whole became a British Constituent Country.