So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1.What is a ‘whipper snapper’?
a. intelligent person
b. presumptuous person
c. carefree person
2.Which industry is the largest private employer in Orkney?
3.Who was the first great leader in the Western Isles?
c. Finn MacCuill
4.Where would you find ‘Buchanan Street’?
5.Which Scottish castle is said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula?
a. Slains Castle
b. Glamis Castle
c. Stirling Castle
Before it became a ruin, Bram Stoker stayed at Slains castle, which sits on a dramatic cliff-top position north of Aberdeen. When he later wrote his famous book, he may have based Count Dracula’s castle on Slains.
6.To whom or what did JM Barrie donate the royalties of his best seller M Peter Pan?
a. Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
b. Yorkhill Sick Kids’ Hospital
c. Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
7.What did James Watt invent?
a. light bulb
b. steam engine
8.Where does the Caledonian Canal meet Loch Ness?
a. Fort William
c. Fort Augustus
9.What is the world’s oldest weekly comic still in production?
a. The Dandy
b. The Beano
c. The Broons
The Dandy was first published in December 1937, with The Beano launching six months later. The Dandy’s main cartoon characters include Korky the Cat, Desperate Dan, Hungry Horace and Keyhole Kate.
10.Approximately what % of Scottish school children attend private schools?