Wikipedia:WikiProject Scotland

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General information
Main project page talk
Members talk
Scottish Wikipedians' notice board talk
 → Article requests talk
 → Attention needed talk
 → New articles talk
 → New images talk
Project banner talk
Project category talk
Scotland Portal talk
Assessment talk
 → Disputes talk
 → How to prepare an FAC talk
Article alerts talk
Peer review talk
Popular pages talk
Deletion sorting talk
Scottish WikiProjects and task forces
WikiProject Clans of Scotland talk
WikiProject Medieval Scotland talk
WikiProject Scottish Castles talk
WikiProject Scottish Islands talk
WikiProject Transport in Scotland talk
WikiProject Edinburgh talk
Fife task force talk
Football in Scotland task force talk
Scottish Gaelic task force talk
Scottish television task force talk
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The Scotland WikiProject is a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to Scotland. This WikiProject is modelled on similar projects and was started in August 2006, following a consultation. It runs alongside the Scottish Wikipedians' notice board, which had been functioning as a de facto WikiProject Scotland since October 2005.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

Scope and Goals[edit]

Our goals
  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of Scotland.
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Scotland by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles.
  • To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to Scotland in Wikipedia.
Our scope
The project generally considers any article related to Scotland to be a valid topic.
Our structure
Internally, the project may develop several structural features to help in managing its extensive work:
  • Coordinators, who are responsible for maintaining the administrative aspects of the project
  • Departments, which coordinate work on certain specialised tasks, such as peer review or project-wide collaboration
  • Specialised WikiProjects, which are groups for collaboration on specific areas of Scotland, such as geography, politics and sports.


We welcome new members for WikiProject Scotland. Please put your name on the list here.

Member identification[edit]

Members of WikiProject Scotland should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Scotland participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Scotland participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WPScotland}} linked pages
{{Template:User WPScotland|center}} linked pages
{{Template:User WPScotland|center|list}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Scotland}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Scotland|invite}} linked pages

For other Scotland user templates see Category:Scotland user templates.



The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Scottish articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WP Scotland}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in a set of categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.

Peer Review[edit]

Peer Review

Thw WikiProject Scotland/Peer review page, is a place to nominate articles for peer review by others on the project.

This page should be used for articles in which an extensive analysis is wanted with all ideas and suggestions welcomed for the future development of the article.

Reviewers will be as critical as possible so that the article can become as polished as possible as all articles should have the eventual aim of becoming a featured article.

Other potential departments[edit]


Article alerts[edit]

Did you know

Articles for deletion

(2 more...)

Proposed deletions

Categories for discussion

Good article nominees

(2 more...)

Good topic candidates

Featured article reviews

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

Cleanup listing[edit]

Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Featured pictures[edit]

Featured portals[edit]

In the News articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

Main page featured lists[edit]

Picture of the day pictures[edit]

Good topics[edit]

Featured sounds[edit]

DYKs - click "show" to reveal.

The text of the DYK entries can be found at the Scotland Portal  •  Most recent DYKs  •  Older DYK's
Extended content

Did you know? articles[edit]