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So, you think you know Scotland?

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions

Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris

1. Who invented the world’s first ultrasound pregnancy scanner in Glasgow? 

a. Sir Alexander Fleming 

b. Professor David Porteous 

c. Professor lan Donald 

2. Which river was once said to be famous for salmon, ships and sugar? 

a. River Clyde 

b. River Tay 

c. River Spey 

3. Which author created James Bond? 

a. Graham Greene 

b. Alistair MacLean 

c. Ian Fleming 

Ian Fleming Ian Fleming was part of a wealthy Scottish banking family and created the world’s best-known fictional spy as a Scot. According to his obituary in the film You Only Live Twice (when Bond is missing presumed dead), Bond’s father was Andrew Bond of Glencoe.

4. Who won the snooker World Championships in 2007? 

a. Stephen Hendry 

b. Alan McManus 

c. John Higgins 

5. Which Earl of Orkney annexed the Faroe Islands and discovered Greenland in the 14th century? 

a. Henry Sinclair 

b. Henry Henrikson 

c. Olaf Thorwaldsen 

6. Who was the millionaire who built Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute? 

a. Sir Thomas Lipton 

b. Tommy Dewar 

c. 3rd Marquess of Bute 

7. What trade did ‘Souter Johnnie’practice? 

a. shoemaker 


c. tailor 

shoemaker ‘Souter Johnnie’was immortalised in Robert Burns ‘famous poem Tam 0’Shanter’. He was Tam’s trusted friend and was based on the real-life ‘souter’or ‘shoemaker’, John Davidson.

8. Which 2oth century Orkney writer created the place ‘Hamnavoe’, based on Stromness? 

a. Eric Linklater 

b. George Mackay Brown 

c. Neil Gunn 

9. What musical instrument is a ‘clarsach’? 

a. mandolin 

b. harpsichord 

c. Gaelic harp 

10. Who had a hit in the 196os with the song ‘Scottish Soldier’? 

a. Jimmy Shand 

b. Andy Stewart 

c. Lonnie Donegan

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