So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1. In 1862, John McDougall Stuart became the first man to cross which country from north to south ?
2. Near which town is the French-named ‘Chatelherault Country Park’?
c. Bon Accord
3. What was the ‘Scotichronicon’?
a. early timekeeping device
b. early hospital
c. history of Scotland in Latin
4. On what hour every day except Sunday is a single shot fired from a cannon at Edinburgh Castle?
b. one o’clock
c. five o’clock
The tradition dates back to the late 19th century when a time-ball on Nelson’s Monument, Calton Hill was dropped at one o’clock to allow sailors in the Forth to rest their chronometers accurately. However, sometimes sailors were unable to see the time-ball in foggy weather so a gun was fired simultaneously. The gun shot can be heard up to two miles away.
5. When was the first lighthouse built on the Isle of May?
6. Where in Perthshire is the monument dedicated to the formation of the ‘Black Watch ‘ regiment?
b. Blair Atholl
7. Which of the following is the best description Of the cross of St Andrew?
a. white diagonal cross on a blue background
b. blue cross on a white background
c. red cross on a white background
8. What does the ‘Keeper of the Records’ keep?
a. Rod Stewart’s hit albums
b. important Scottish archives
c. marriage licences
The ‘Keeper of the Records’ heads up the Scottish Government agency, the National Archives of Scotland (NAS). The agency is responsible for selecting, preserving, and making available the national archives of Scotland, in order to promote the growth and maintenance of proper archive provision throughout the country.
9. Which trading company was set up by Scots in 1698?
a. Hudson Bay Company
b. Scottish East India Company
c. Darien Corporation
10. Where can you visit the ‘Jim Clark Room’ , dedicated to the famous racing driver?
a. Knockhill Racing Circuit
b. Brands Hatch