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So, you think you know Scotland?

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions

Buachaille Etive Mòr

 1. When was the first highway in the USA made with tarmac? 

a. 1812 

b. 1822 

c. 1842 

2. What gardens were laid on the site of an old loch in central Edinburgh? 

a. Royal Botanic Gardens 

b. Princes Street Gardens 

c. The Meadows 

The old Nor ‘Loch at the foot of Edinburgh Castle was treated as a festering open sewer by the residents of the ‘Old Town ‘. With the building of the’New Town ‘in the late 18th century, it was decided to drain the Loch and plant a garden in its place.

3. What is a ‘thane’? 

a. clan chief 

b. ancient title of Scottish nobility 

c. moat around a castle 

4. Who performed the first caesarean section? 

a. Dr John Brown 

b. Professor Murdoch Cameron 

c. Professor John Mallard 

5. What event happened 13th February 1692? 

a. end of Scottish Parliament 

b. signing of National Covenant 

c. Massacre of Glencoe 

6. What is the largest part of Britain over 3,000 feet called? 

a. West Highlands 

b. Lake District 

c. Cairngorms 

The Cairngorms National Park is the largest area of Arctic mountains in the UK and has five of the six highest mountains in Scotland, the highest being Ben Macdhui. The mountain range was created at the end of the last Ice Age.

7. What is a ‘tirlie-wirlie ‘? 

a. type of dance 

b. homeless person 

c. fancy ornament 

8. What is the minimium age to stand for election to the Scottish Parliament? 

a. 17 

b. 18 

c. 21 

9. Which military order began with the words ‘You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels’? 

a. Battle of Culloden 

b. Battle of Bannockburn 

c. Massacre of Glencoe 

The tragedy of the Massacre of Glencoe (13th February 1692) remains one of the most quoted and yet misunderstood annals in Scottish history. The failure, for whatever reason, of the MacDonalds to take an oath of allegiance to the crown led to the killing order to be given.

10. What is a brash’? 

a. piece of rough material 

b. flash flood 

c. sudden gust of wind

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