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SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 107_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions Quiz 107 1.Who is known as the ‘Hammer of the Scots’? a. King Henry V  b. King Edward I  c. Duke of Cumberland 2.What is the highest (legal) whisky distillery in Scotland? a. Glenlivet b. Highland Park  c. Dalwhinnie […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 106_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which poet was the hero of James Bridie’s play Gog and Magog? a. Allan Ramsay  b. William McGonagall c. Robert Burns 2.Which private Scottish bank has an unrivalled collection of Scottish art? a. Coutt’s  b. Flemings  c. Barclays Flemings […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 105_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What surname did Rob Roy use when the name MacGregor was banned? a. MacDonald  b. Campbell  c. Mackintosh 2.Where would you find 22 Scottish kings, queens and princes buried? a. Dunfermline Abbey  b. Melrose Abbey  c. Iona  Dunfermline in […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 104_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Who was the first Scot to win the BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ award? a. Nicola Benedetti  b. Evelyn Glennie  c. Vanessa Mae  2.Who owns the Scottish seabed up to 12 miles off the coast? a. Crown  b. […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 103_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Who was the Queen of Scotland at the time of the Union of the Parliaments in 1707? a. Queen Anne  b. Queen Victoria  c. Queen Elizabeth Although Scotland and England had shared the same monarch for over a hundred […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 102_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What was called the ‘garb of sedition’ in the mid 18th century?  a. monk’s habit  b. kilt  c. bishop’s mitre In 1784, Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville repealed the 1746 Act of Proscription that had referred to the kilt as […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 100_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What trade did ‘Souter Johnnie’ practice? a. shoemaker  b. jeweller  c. tailor 2.Which 20th century Orkney writer created the place ‘Hamnavoe’, based on Stromness? a. Eric Linklater  b. George Mackay Brown  c. Neil Gunn 3.Which Scot pioneered the concept […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 99_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which military order began with the words ‘You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels’? a. Battle of Culloden  b. Battle of Bannockburn c. Massacre of Glencoe  The tragedy of the Massacre of Glencoe (13th February 1692) remains […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 98_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which English poet poked fun at the Scots after a visit to Scotland C in 1618? a. Christopher Marlowe  b. William Shakespeare  c. Ben Johnson  2.What national passports do residents of the Shetland Islands hold? a. Norwegian  b. Danish  […]