So, you think you know Scotland?
Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions
1.Who was the Jacobite leader in the uprising of 1715?
a. Bonnie Dundee
b. Duke of Argyll
c. Earl of Mar
2.How many miles separate Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides?
a. no miles
b. 1 mile
c. 5 miles
Harris and Lewis are part of the same island, the largest and most northerly of the Western Isles. Harris occupies the southern third of the island and is quite mountainous, unlike Lewis.
3.Which Scottish king became immortalised in a Shakespearean play?
a. Richard III
4.What did Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, leave M there in 1969?
a. clan crest
b. tartan flag
c. Scottish flag
5.Who first coined the term ‘influenza’?
a. Sir Paul Campbell
b. Sir John Pringle
c. Sir David Jack
6.What were the popular holiday resorts west of Glasgow once called?
a. Costa del Clyde
b. Scottish Riviera
By the time the holiday resorts on the Firth of Clyde such as Dunoon and Rothesay were nicknamed the ‘Costa del Clyde’, they were already in decline. By then, in the 1960s, cheap charter flights were helping to lure their once loyal holiday-makers to Spain’s Costa del Sol.
7.In old Scots, what would you be doing if you had a ‘tiff’ with somebody?
8.Where can you see the controversial painting commonly known as The Skating Minister?
a. National Gallery of Scotland
b. Edinburgh Castle
c. Scottish Parliament
9.Which country did King James VII flee to in exile after the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688?
10.If you are partaking of ‘bonailie’ with someone, what are you doing with them?
a. celebratory dinner
b. last dance
c. parting drink