Bottom line I’m not Scottish my passport birth lines drivers license al states my country as British , so I’m British that’s my country of birthWe do, however, have a Scottish Government. You yourself directed everyone to one of their publications.
That publication, which you claim supports your arguement, does not in anyway compare the two terms it merely chooses to use the word Nation as opposed to Country but, as noted by others, the two terms are synonymous.
The 8 requirements you then directed people to were not requirements for somewhere to be classified a Country but were, in fact, the requirements to be classed an Independent "Nation".
We are not Independent but are, by all possible definitions, a Country and/or a Nation and to claim otherwise is ludicrous.