_______________________Week 62_______________________

So, you think you know Scotland?

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions

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1.Which pop group had top 10 UK hits with ‘Happy Birthday’ and C ‘I Could be Happy’?

a. The Proclaimers 

b. Altered Images 

c. The Faces 

2.What does the ‘Scottish Civic Trust’ look after?

a. buildings and environment 

b. good manners 

c. citizenship

3.The national symbol for Scotland, the thistle, was once the badge of which clan?

a. Stuart 

b. Montgomerie 

c. MacDonald

4.In which area of Scotland is ‘Castle Campbell’?

a. Perthshire 

b. Argyllshire 

c. Clackmannanshire

‘Castle Campbell’ is on a dramatic site overlooking Dollar Glen and is in the care of Historic Scotland. The tower house of the castle was built by Colin Campbell, the 1st Earl of Argyll, in the 15th century. John Knox apparently preached here in 1556. 

5.Who wrote the words to the song ‘Keep right on to the end of the road’?

a. Sir Harry Lauder

b. Robert Burns 

c. Thomas Carlyle

6.Where can you watch nesting Peregrine Falcons via a remote camera?

a. Balmerino Abbey 

b. Edinburgh Castle 

c. Grey Mare’s Tail

7.What did Dalkeith-born printer Robert Aitken publish in the USA in 1781?

a. Declaration of Independence 

b. first US Bible 

c. US Constitution 

8.What is a ‘Hibee’?

a. football supporter 

b. fisherman 

c. golfer

9.What is the name of the Highland and Islands newspaper based C on Skye?

a. West Highland Free Press 

b. The Highlander 

c. Voice of the Western Isles

10.Which Edinburgh school was founded by the jeweller to King James VI?

a. Fettes 

b. George Watson’s 

c. George Heriot’s

c. George Heriot’s
‘Jingling Geordie’ Heriot was goldsmith and banker to King James VI. His legacy established the Heriot’s Hospital, later George Heriot’s School, which today is a co-educational school overlooking Edinburgh Castle beside the Greyfriars’ Kirk. 

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