Test Your Scottish Knowledge with Our Fun Quiz! (28th Week)

1.Who played the bagpipes during the battle of the ‘Alamo’ at San Antonio, Texas?
a. Jim Bowie

b. John McGregor

c. Davy Crockett

2.Where was Scotland’s first lighthouse?
a. Sumburgh Head (Shetland)

b. Isle of May (Firth of Forth)
c. Mull of Galloway

Scotland’s first lighthouse was built in 1636 on the
Isle of May in the Firth of Forth. The light came from
a brazier, which apparently consumed 400 tons of
coal a year.

3.Which pop group had top 10 UK hits with ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘I Could be Happy’?
a. The Proclaimers

b. Altered Images

c. The Faces

4.What does the ‘Scottish Civic Trust’ look after?
a. buildings and environment

b. good manners

c. citizenship

5.The national symbol for Scotland, the thistle, was once the badge of which clan?
a. Stuart

b. Montgomerie

c. MacDonald

6.In which area of Scotland is ‘Castle Campbell’?
a. Perthshire 

b. Argyllshire

c. Clackmannanshire

‘Castle Campbell’ is on a dramatic site overlooking
Dollar Glen and is in the care of Historic Scotland. The
tower house of the castle was built by Colin Campbell,
the 1st Earl of Argyll, in the 15th century. John Knox
apparently preached here in 1556.

7.Who wrote the words to the song ‘Keep right on to the end of the road’?
a. Sir Harry Lauder

b. Robert Burns

c. Thomas Carlyle

8.Where can you watch nesting Peregrine Falcons via a remote camera?
a. Balmerino Abbey

b. Edinburgh Castle

c. Grey Mare’s Tail

9.Which clan chiefs were given the title Earl Marischal in 1458?
a. Keith

b. Jardine

c. Murray

10.Which of the following lies furthest east?
a. Fort Augustus

b. Huntly

c. Kyle of Lochalsh

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