Test Your Scottish Knowledge with Our Fun Quiz! (29th Week)

1.When did the first book on clan tartans appear?
a. 1731

b. 1781

c. 1831

2.What do the ‘Registers of Scotland’ look after?
a. marriage records

b. property records

c. birth certificates

The ‘Registers of Scotland’ offices based at
Meadowbank in Edinburgh provide comprehensive
records and data on property and land sales
throughout the country

3.Which clan name’s English version is Bartholomew?
a. MacDonnel

b. MacFarlane

c. Barclay

4.When did Rockall, part of St Kilda, officially become part of the UK?
a. 1855

b. 1955

c. 2005

The UK formally claimed the uninhabited Rockall,
which is just 70 feet high, on September 18th, 1955
in order to stop the Soviets from spying on UK missile
tests. Rockall was within reach of planned guided
missile ranges and the British Government feared that
foreign spies could use Rockall as an observation post.

5.Which actor played lead roles in the films Trainspotting and Shallow Grave?
a. John Hannah

b. Robbie Coltrane

c. Ewan McGregor

6.Approximately how many Canadians are thought to have Scottish blood?
a. 1 in 3

b. 1 in 6

c. 1 in 10

7.What did King Lulech and King Duncan II have in common?
a. both had multiple wives

b. both were slain

c. both died childless

8.Which Scottish bird of prey feeds almost entirely on fish?
a. sea eagle

b. golden eagle

c. osprey

Fishermen and egg collectors had helped kill off the
native osprey and it was thought to have disappeared
completely until a pair was spotted on Speyside in
1952 – Today this highly protected bird is gradually
making a comeback.

9.From which 1842 book are a number of today’s clan tartans derived?
a. Vestiarum Scoticum

b. Scottish Gael 
c. Original Encyclopaedia of Clans and Tartans

10.What does the ‘Royal Fine Art Commission’ advise on?
a. design of buildings

b. art masterworks
c. important Scottish paintings

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