So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1. What is ‘Mar’s Wark’ in Stirling?
a. history trail
c. 16th century mansion
2. Where is Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’ in relation to the rest of the city?
a. beyond the city by-pass
b. by the waterfront
c. in the centre
Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’ was built in the late 18th century as a refined refuge beyond the crowded ‘Old Town’ for those who could afford it. The young architect of the scheme was James Craig and his original blueprints can be viewed at the Edinburgh Museum on the Royal Mile. As the city has grown since this time, the ‘New Town’ is now in the centre Of the City Of Edinburgh.
3. What did the poet Robert Burns call a ‘Wee, sleekit, cowrin’ ,tim’rous beastie’?
4. What was the most popular paid-for tourist attraction in
Scotland in 2009?
a. Edinburgh Castle
b. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
5. Where is the ‘Skara Brae’ settlement?
The Skara Brae settlement is one of the most important Neolithic archaeological sites in Europe and dates from between 3100 BC and 2500 BC. It is on the island of Mainland on the Bay of Skaill in Orkney and was discovered in 1850 after a huge storm in Orkney. Skara Brae is a ‘World Heritage Site’ and is in the care of ‘Historic Scotland’.
6. What is Scotland’s longest river?
a. The Tay
b. The Clyde
c. The Forth
7. In 1953 in which competition did Sean Connery represent Scotland, coming third?
a. Commonwealth Games
b. Mister Universe
c. Ryder Cup
8. Which leading Scottish company won an award for European Inventor of the Year 2008 for its innovative retinal scanning technolow?
a. Touch Bionics
9. Which National Trust for Scotland house is named after a fruit?
a. The Lemon
b. The Loganberry
c. The Pineapple
10. What is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland?
a. John O’Groats