So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1.In Edinburgh in 1848, which famous composer played one of his last concerts?
2.Which country has the larger population?
3.What is ‘Mar’s Wark’ in Stirling?
a. history trail
c. 16th century mansion
4.Where is Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’ in relation to the rest of the city?
a. beyond the city by-pass
b. by the waterfront
c. in the centre
Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’ was built in the late 18th century as a refined refuge beyond the crowded ‘Old Town’ for those who could afford it. The young architect of the scheme was James Craig and his original blueprints can be viewed at the Edinburgh Museum on the Royal Mile. As the city has grown since this time, the ‘New Town’ is now in the centre of the City of Edinburgh
5.What did the poet Robert Burns call a ‘Wee, sleekit, cowrin’, tim’rous beastie’?
6.What was the most popular paid-for tourist attraction in Scotland in 2009?
a. Edinburgh Castle
b. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
c. Falkirk Wheel
7.Which Scots historian was born in a cottage in Ecclefechan near Dumfries?
a. Thomas Carlyle
b. Tom Devine
c. John Prebble
8.Which of these is a ski resort?
b. Glen Lyon
9.The Burrell Collection is housed in which city?
Sir William Burrell, a wealthy ship owner and collector, left 8,000 works of art to the City of Glasgow in 1944 and the works were finally put on public display at Pollok House in 1983.
10.Where was Scotland’s first nuclear power plant opened in 1955?