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The Great Scotland Quiz

The Great Scotland Quiz


Welcome to the Great Scotland Quiz! In this quiz there are 8 rounds with a total of 40 questions. Each round has a different category- the categories are: general knowledge, castles in Scotland, Scotland’s people, Scottish mountains and islands, Scotland’s water and food and drink. 

The answers are at the bottom of the quiz. The average score for this quiz is 14. Can you beat it?

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1. What is the capital of Scotland? 

2. How many cities are there in Scotland? 

3. What is Scotland’s National animal?

4. What colours feature on Scotland’s flag?

5. What year was the Battle of Culloden?


6. Which castle is said to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula? 

7. What is the name of the oldest castle in Scotland? 

8. Which castle is the Stone of Destiny on display in? 

9. What area/region in Scotland would you find The Castle Trail? 

10. Where in Scotland would you find the ruins of Dunscaith Castle? 


11. Where is comedian Billy Connolly from?

12. Where is Robert the Bruce’s heart buried? 

13. Where was Mary Queen of Scots born? 

14. What was the name of the rock band Scottish singer Shirley Manson was the lead singer of? 

15.Who was the first king of Scotland? 


16. What island is known as ‘Scotland in miniature’? 

17. A ‘Munro’ is the name for a Scottish mountain above which height? 

18. What is the largest island in Scotland?

19. On which Scottish island did George Orwell write his novel ‘1984’? 

20. What is the tallest mountain in Scotland? 


21. What is Scotland’s deepest loch? 

22. What is Scotland’s largest loch [by surface area?] 

23. What is the longest river in Scotland?

24.What is the name of the canal that runs from Falkirk to Edinburgh? 

25. On which waterway would you find ‘Neptunes Staircase’? 


26.What is haggis wrapped in? 

27. Scottish law dictates that Scotch Whisky must be matured for a minimum of how many years in Scotland to earn the name? 

28. What are neeps and tatties? 

29. What is Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery? 

30. Where in Scotland would you find the Talisker whisky distillery?


31. What is the biggest sport in Scotland?

32. What is the name of the Scottish town where Rugby sevens was invented?

33. What sport does Scot Andy Murray play?

34. What town is known as the ”Home of Golf” in Scotland?

35. What is the oldest sport in Scotland?


36. What do they call New Year in Scotland?

37. What holiday was cancelled in Scotland for over 400 years?

38. What date is St Andrews Day?

39. What Scottish poet is celebrated on January 25?

40. What month is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?


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1. Edinburgh
2. 7
3. The unicorn
4. Blue and white
5. 1746
6. Slains Castle
7. Castle Sween
8. Edinburgh Castle
9. Aberdeenshire
10. Isle of Skye
11. Glasgow
12. Melrose Abbey
13. Linlithgow Palace
14. Garbage
15. Kenneth I MacAlpin
16. Isle of Arran
17. 3000 ft / 914.4 metres
18. Lewis and Harris
19. Jura
20. Ben Nevis
21. Loch Morar
22. Loch Lomond
23. River Tay
24. The Union Canal
25. Caledonian Canal
26. Sheeps stomach
27. 3 years
28. Turnips and potatoes
29. Strathisla Distillery
30. Isle of Skye
31. Football
32. Melrose
33. Tennis
34. St Andrews
35. Curling
36. Hogmanay
37. Christmas
38. November 30
39. Robert Burns
40. August

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