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Primary culture
Celtic (Highlander)

Capital province
Inverness (252)

Feudal MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Highlander ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+50% Chance of new heir
+25% Garrison size

Morale of armies.png The Wallace

+15% Morale of armies

Attrition for enemies.png The Highland Clans

+1 Attrition for enemies

Siege ability.png Storming the Castle

+10% Siege ability

Stability cost modifier.png Episcopalianism

−10% Stability cost modifier
+10% Religious unity

Shock damage.png Highland Charge

+15% Shock damage

National manpower modifier.png The Arming Act

+10% National manpower modifier

Prestige.png Ossian

+1 Yearly prestige

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Manpower recovery speed

Gaeldom is a nation in Europe, located in northern Flag of Scotland Scotland. It does not exist in the 1444 start date. It serves as one of the two nations of Highlander culture, the other being Flag of The Isles The Isles.


In the event Flag of Scotland Scotland is destroyed, Gaeldom can choose to reform it: Scotland can be re-formed by any country with Scottish or Highlander culture if it should cease to exist.


Execute decision.pngForm Scottish Nation

The once proud nation of Scotland has fallen into ruin, yet there remain some among the Clans with the will to restore our kingdom. We will muster our courage and fight for a free and independent Scotland.

Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Flag of Scotland Scotland does not exist.


The country:

Flag of Scotland Scotland does not exist


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Scotland Scotland
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets a permanent claim on every province in the Lowlands, the Highlands, and the Isles that it does not already own.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png−0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png+1 national unrest.
  • moves its capital to Edinburgh (251).

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire and not an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a Duchy rank duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas

Additionally, Gaeldom can form Flag of Great Britain Great Britain militarily, but not diplomatically (the diplomatic event is limited to Flag of England England and Flag of Scotland Scotland).