So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1. Where did Churchill and Eisenhower hold ‘secret talks’ during World War II?
2. On which island have the remains of dinosaurs been discovered?
3. Which of the following was traditionally used for making tweed?
Stale urine is an alkaline liquid high in ammonia and traditionally was used to help fix dyes and make tweed waterproof.
4. Which Scottish inventor took out a patent on fibre optics?
a. John Logie Baird
b. James Watt
c. Charles Mackintosh
5. was the original ‘King over the water’?
a. Old Pretender
b. King Louis XIV
c. Elvis Presley
6. What is the ‘Bod of Gremista’?
a. Viking monster
b. Shetland fishing museum
c. Shetland festival
7. Which contemporary composer has written pieces called Magnificat and Exultet?
a. Paul McCartney
b. Thea Musgrave
c. James MacMillan
James MacMillan was born in Kilwinning, Ayrshire in 1959 and is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary composers whose works reflect his thoughts about nationalist and Catholic issues in Scotland today. His other works include The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie and The Berserking.
8. Which word is claimed to be derived from a Scandinavian expression for ‘hitching up a skirt’?
9. How many times did Mary, Queen of Scots marry?
b. three times
c. five times
Mary was first married to the Dauphin of France in 1558. After his death she married her second cousin Henry, Lord Darnley in 1565 and three months after Darnley’s murder in 1567, she married the Earl of Bothwell.
10. Where and what kind of events are ‘Cluny Days’?
a. deer-stalking in Cairngorm
b. sea-angling in Mull
c. clay pigeon shooting in Fife