So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1.Which Scottish aristocrat came ashore at the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944, accompanied by his personal bagpiper?
a. Lord Elgin
b. Lord Lovat
c. Lord Home
2.Which major Norwegian port lies due east of Shetland?
3.What flower is used to commemorate the Scots who died in war-time?
c. sprig of heather
The Earl Haig fund was set up to commemorate the war dead. It was named after the Scottish Field- Marshal who commanded the British troops in the World War I, Earl Haig, and has always had the poppy as its symbol.
4.Which industry came to a halt in Scotland between 1977 and 1983?
a. herring fishing
b. whisky distilling
5.Who wrote one of the first histories of tartan, published as The Scottish Gael in 1831?
a. James Hogg
b. Sir Walter Scott
c. James Logan
6.Where would you find ‘Princes Street’?
7.What does the name ‘Mackenzie’ mean?
a. son of the piper
b. son of Kenneth
c. son of Keith
8.Where does the Queen hold her garden parties when in residence in Edinburgh?
a. Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family usually visit Edinburgh in June each year and host several receptions for members of the public who have contributed to Scottish life today. Large garden parties are held in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
b. Royal Botanic Garden
c. Queen’s Park
9.What was the actual Gaelic first name used by Flora MacDonald as a child?
10.What are Glasgow’s two main railway stations called?
a. Waverley and Haymarket
b. Central and Queen Street
c. Victoria and Paddington