So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1.What is the name used for the kind of legislative power the Scottish Parliament has?
In 1999, power to legislate on issues like health and education in Scotland were devolved to the new Scottish Parliament, while other areas like defence and foreign policy remained the responsibility of the House of Commons in London.
2.How many people were killed in the Lockerbie bombing of 1988?
3.Who was the first King of Scotland in 843?
a. Kenneth I
b. King Constantine I
c. King Duncan I
4.London Bridge, designed by John Rennie, was transported to which US State?
John Rennie was one of Scotland’s greatest civil engineers. Among the many bridges he built were four over the Thames including London Bridge, finished after his death in 1821.
5.Which sport did Jocky Wilson play?
b. caber tossing
6.What in Scottish law is a ‘sasine’?
a. prison sentence
b. register of property
c. custody of a child
7.What made James Tytler of Edinburgh famous in 1784?
b. Britain’s first balloonist
James Tytler (1746-1804) was a journalist and the editor of the 2nd Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. In 1784 he made Britain’s first manned flight in a home-made balloon from Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. He died in Salem, Massachussets.
8.In which city is the ‘Scottish Transport Museum’?
c. St Andrews
9.Who was the compere for the television show The White Heather Club?
a. Andy Stewart
b. Dave Stewart
c. Alan Breck Stewart
10.For which country did Port Glasgow-born Peter Dodds McCormick write the national anthem?