So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1.When did King Macbeth reign?
2.Which island in the Firth of Forth is home to thousands of seabirds and was once a prison?
a. Bass Rock
c. Isle of May
This formerly volcanic rock lies off North Berwick in East Lothian and can be visited by boat. Its huge seabird colony can be viewed via remote cameras at North Berwick’s sealife centre. The rock was used as a prison in the Covenanting period
.3.Which Scotsman produced the first ever edition of the Oxford English Dictionary?
a. Robert Aitken
b. James Murray
c. William MacGregor
4.For how many years is it believed that the Scots have had an on-and-off presence in Nova Scotia?
5.Who were Montgomery’s Highlanders formed to fight against in North America in 1757?
b. Native Americans
6.In 1768-1771, where was the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica compiled, edited and printed?
7.Which former television presenter of the rock show The Tube is also an accomplished Scottish hill walker?
a. Muriel Gray
b. Muriel Spark
c. Alasdair Gray
Muriel Gray trained as an artist and became a prolific broadcaster on radio and television during the 1980s. She was the first woman Rector of Edinburgh University. An abiding hobby is climbing Scottish hills, especially Munros, and her book The First Fifty describes her passion for these.
8.Many Scottish clans can detect a continuity of lineage back to which centuries?
a. 10th and 11th
b. 12th and 13th
c. 13th and 14th
9.Which clan’s motto is ‘God send grace’?
10.Which Celtic word means ‘fortified hill’?