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So, you think you know Scotland?

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions

Calanais Standing Stones

1.When was William Wallace executed?

a. 1305 

b. 1385 

c. 1415 

William Wallace’s execution was particularly gruesome. After being found guilty at his trial, Wallace was stripped naked, tied to a horse and dragged through the streets of London before being hanged, drawn and quartered. His head was placed on a spike on London Bridge and his limbs sent to Aberdeen, Berwick, Newcastle and Stirling.

2.In which castle was Princess Margaret born?

a. Edinburgh Castle 

b. Glamis Castle in Angus 

c. Balmoral in Aberdeenshire

3. What does the Scottish word ‘drouthy’ mean? 

a. dozy 

b. thirsty 

c. depressed 

4.What did the Scottish adventurer, John Wishart, do in 1997?

a. swam the Irish Sea 

b. canoed around Britain 

c. rowed across the Atlantic 

5.What was the first newspaper to be produced in Scotland?

a. Mercurius Scoticus 

b. Mercurius Caledonius 

c. The Scotsman 

6.Which indigenous Scottish bird would you associate with a popular brand of Scotch whisky? 

a. osprey 

b. red grouse 

c. ptarmigan 

The ‘Famous Grouse’ is an international best-selling blend of Scotch whisky, blended from the Glenturret single malt made in Scotland’s oldest single malt distillery, and is also very popular in Greece.

7.The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards had a number one hit in 1972 with a bagpipe version of which hymn? 

a. Amazing Grace 

b. Abide with Me 

c. Flower of Scotland 

8.What is the Clyde Arc bridge over the River Clyde in Glasgow more ffectionately known as by Glaswegians? 

a. Round Bridge 

b. Squinty Bridge

c. Odd Bridge 

9.In which year did Scotland establish parish schools for everyone? 

a. 1696 

b. 1796 

c. 1896 

10.Where in Scotland would you find the ‘Lincoln Memorial’? 

a. Glasgow 

b. Edinburgh 

c. Inverness 

The memorial was erected in the Old Calton Cemetery in Edinburgh in 1893 in memory of Scottish veterans of the American Civil War. It was the first statue of an American President outside the USA.

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