So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1.Which clan name comes from the Gaelic for ‘son of the carpenter’?
2.What does the word ‘haiver’ mean?
a. to talk foolishly
b. to talk all the time
c. to talk in rhyme
3.What was transported by car up Edinburgh’s Royal Mile after centuries in London?
a. crown jewels of Scotland
b. body of King James VI
c. Stone of Destiny
The Stone of Destiny, on which Scottish monarchs were crowned, lay for centuries in Westminster Abbey before being returned in a symbolic gesture to Edinburgh in 1996, ahead of the planned devolution to Scotland of its Parliament.
4.Which African river was explored and charted by Captain Hugh Clapperton?
5.In what area does Oban lie?
c. Highland and Islands
6.When was the National Bard, Robert Burns, born?
a. 25th January
b. 25th June
c. 25th November
Robert Burns was born in 1959 and died in 1796. Also known as Rabbie Burns, he changed his surname from Burness to Burns in 1786. Scots worldwide celebrate his birthday on 25th January at a ‘Burns Supper’ with toasts, songs and poems and a recital of ‘To a Haggis’
7.When did Tibet’s spiritual leader, the ‘Dalai Lama’, make a historic visit to Scotland?
8.Whose famous slogan was ‘Commerce and Christianity’?
a. John Knox
b. Tony Blair
c. David Livingstone
9.Which castle is owned by the Earl of Strathmore?
a. Dunvegan Castle
b. Skibo Castle
c. Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle near Forfar in Angus, is a grand baronial affair with more pointed turrets than any fairy-tale princess could ask for. It has become famous for being the childhood home of the late Queen Mother.
10.In heraldry, What are ‘tinctures’?
a. tartan setts
b. metals, colours and furs
c. stars and moon