So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1.Referring to Scots scientist James Clerk Maxwell, who said ‘he is a genius, but one has to check his calculations’?
2.Where in Scotland would you find a statue of the late First Minister Donald Dewar?
3.Who wrote Ivanhoe?
a. John Buchan
b. Sir Walter Scott
c. Compton Mackenzie
4.What is the former John Watson’s School in Edinburgh now used as?
a. National Gallery of Modern Art
b. National Museum of Scotland
c. Scottish Parliament Visitor Centre
This outstanding permanent collection of European and Scottish modern art is housed in a classical-style building designed by architect William Burn. Its sister gallery just across the road is the Dean Gallery, also with an important collection of modern art
5.What did the Victorian family firm ‘Wilsons of Bannockburn’ supply all over the world?
6.Which motorway connects Glasgow to Carlisle?
7.How much should a curling stone weigh?
a. 20 lb
b. 30 lb
c. 40 lb
A curling stone is a circular, flat-bottomed stone made of polished granite which teams of four attempt to slide over a stretch of ice towards a target.
8.Which fictional character threatened to sail off with the Spice Girls in 1997?
a. Oor Wullie
b. Desperate Dan
c. Dennis the Menace
9.Who claimed to be the grandsons of Bonnie Prince Charlie?
a. Jesse James and his gang
b. von Richthofens
c. Sobieski Stuarts
10.What is the only snake found in Scotland?
There are only three types of snake found in the UK – adder, grass snake and smooth snake. The adder is the only poisonous snake, but its bite is rarely fatal. Only the adder is found in Scotland, but even then that is rare.