1.Who pioneered the development of aspirin?
a. Dr Thomas John MacLagan
b. Robert Philip
c. Norman Grist
2.Ben More is the highest point on which island?
3.What name is given to a brimless woollen cap, often worn with short ribbons at the back?
4.Which lawyer’s apprentice from Greenock developed ‘Golden Syrup’?
a. Abraham Lyle
b. John Tate
c. Tom Gold
Syrup was invented by Scotsman Lyle in 1833 from a
sugar cane by-product at his factory in London. The
syrup’s trademark is the oldest brand in the UK. Lyle
merged his company with the Tate sugar-refining
company in 1859 to become ‘Tate and Lyle’.
5.Which wall was built around Edinburgh and named after a disastrous battle for the Scots in 1513?
The ‘Battle of Flodden’ on 9th September 1513 was a
disaster for the Scots army. Shortly after this Battle,
the citizens of Edinburgh decided to increase their
defences and a massive wall was constructed over
the next half century between the Nor’ Loch, the
Southside and the Grassmarket area, enclosing the
city within a space of a square mile.
6.In what area does Girvan lie?
7.What are you doing if you are ‘whinging’?
8.Where in the mid 20th century was the centre of the steel industry in Scotland?
9.Which king was defeated at the Battle of Neville’s Cross and spent the next eleven years in the Tower of London?
a. King Charles I
b. King David II
c. King James VII
This battle took place near Durham in 1346 between
Scotland and England. Although several Scottish
noblemen were killed, King David II escaped, but was
later captured and imprisoned. He was released many
years later after a huge ransom was paid. The battle
is said to be named after a commemorative stone
placed there by English nobleman Lord Neville.
10.Which Scottish university botanic garden was established in 1971?