Colony of Cara

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Colony of Cara
Colonia se Cara
Colonie vus Cara
Flag of Colony of Cara
Motto: A Saor Eilean (The Free Islands)
CapitalCara Huus (Cara House)
Official languagesCaran (national), Taigh a Batan, English
Minority: Scottish Gaelic
• Lord
Scott Harwood
• President
Lewis Brennan
• Census
CurrencyTaigh a Bata Dollar, British Pound

The Colony of Cara was founded as the Principality of Cara on the 15 June 2010. It became a colony of the Republic of Taigh a Bata on the 28 November 2010.


Abandoned since the 1940s, the island of Cara was selected by Scott Harwood as a location for a new micronation.

Cara was a feudalist state, with lords controlling the islands off Cara and the Prince controlling Cara himself. The Lords were free to make their own laws, as long as they stayed with the Cara constitution. Feudalism was abolished when Cara became a colony of Taigh a Bata on the 28th of November 2010.

The Colony of Cara was abolished with the Republic of Taigh a Bata on the 9th of March 2012.

Government and politics

The Lord of Cara, who has the highest authority, was the President of Taigh a Bata. The President of Cara was elected every two years. Legislative power in the Colony of Cara was invested in the Cara Ziu (all citizens of Cara), who also made up part of the Taigh a Batan Government.

Law and order

General government law and order was a reserved power of the Republic of Taigh a Bata. Local law and order was a power of the local government of Cara.


Cara was the main focus point for the government, as the island of Gigalum appeared to be inhabited.

Foreign relations

Being a colony of the Republic of Taigh a Bata, Taigh a Bata was Cara's main ally.


As in Taigh a Bata, Cara was neutral.


In the whole colony, there was approximately 1 mile of road: 0.85 miles on Cara and 0.15 miles on Gigalum. The roads were proposed to be maintained by CaRD (Cara Roads Department). A ferry service was also proposed, running from the South Pier on Gigha to La Poltz on Gigalum and Port An Stoir on Cara.


Cara was one of the few areas of Taigh a Bata where Scottish Gaelic was an official language. Also notable were the lack of English placenames. However, government documents were mainly produced in English.