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Scotland Trivia

Based on the clues, name these things associated with Scotland.
Last updated: August 20, 2013
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Clue
Answer
Capital city
Edinburgh
Patron saint
St. Andrew
Biggest city
Glasgow
"Capital" of the highlands
Inverness
National animal (fictional)
Unicorn
Most famous lake
Loch Ness
Biggest lake by area
Loch Lomond
Highest mountain
Ben Nevis
Popular sport invented in Scotland
Golf
Musical instrument
most associated with Scotland
Bagpipes
North-western island group
Outer Hebrides
Far north-eastern island group
Shetland
Sport of throwing
a long, wooden pole
Caber Tossing
Clue
Answer
Pleated skirt for men
Kilt
Criss-cross patterns on cloth
Tartan
Shakespeare play set in Scotland
MacBeth
Famous highlands infantry regiment
Black Watch
Hero portrayed in "Braveheart"
William Wallace
Ancient Roman name for Scotland
Caledonia
"Wealth of Nations" economist
Adam Smith
Celtic language of Scotland
Scottish Gaelic
Dialect/language of the
Scottish lowlands
Scots
"Yes" in the above language
Aye
Song sung on New Years
Auld Lang Syne
Poet who wrote the lyrics
to the above
Robert Burns
Largest bank
RBS
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level 67
Nov 30, 2013
St Andrew's Day won't be a happy one for a lot of Scottish people today.
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level 51
Dec 17, 2016
Typical Scot, aye greetin'. :)
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level 64
Dec 2, 2013
Now I have the Loch Lomond song stuck in my head. "You take the high road, and I'll take the low road, and I'll be in Scotland a'fore yaaa. But me and my true love will never meet again, on the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Loooomond...."
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level 75
Aug 31, 2014
The song is why I guessed Lomond. Other than Ness it's the only Loch I knew.
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level 62
Apr 18, 2018
I know! I love that song <3
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level 32
Jun 8, 2014
Can you please accept pipes for bagpipes?
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level 33
Nov 30, 2014
Only got two wrong not bad considering Im only half scottish on my moms side
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level 61
Oct 17, 2015
A Kilt is not a skirt.
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level 24
Apr 11, 2016
its hard to describe it to people who would view it as a 'man-skirt' ( which annoys me )
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level 67
Nov 30, 2016
Agree. Try telling anyone in the backstreets of Edinburgh or Glasgow that the Scots wear skirts and see what happens to you. How about 'traditional item of clothing worn with a sporran'?
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level 47
Dec 1, 2016
It looks like a skirt though, and if Scots people might punch you for saying so, that doesn't mean it isn't true
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level 28
Jan 1, 2016
I suggest accepting Gaidhlig as well as Scottish Gaelic
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level 68
Nov 30, 2016
...thanks for being lenient with the spelling of Auld Lang Syne
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level 48
Nov 30, 2016
The title on the front page says, Happy St Andrew's Day - yes, that's a thing. Of course it's a thing - why wouldn't it be? Many if not most countries have a Saints day; why should Scotland be any different?!
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level 46
Nov 30, 2016
I know this annoyed me as well, I don't see the need to put that at all. Obviously written by an ignorant douche.
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level 65
Nov 30, 2016
Well the teaser lines are written by the QM. I'm sure after writing thousands of them that it's not easy to come up with witty quips each time.
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level 43
Dec 1, 2016
I was surprised too. Probably written by an American as British people are a bit more familiar with it, I imagine.
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level 70
Nov 30, 2016
I read that and thought the same. Saints days are pretty universal.
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level 67
Nov 30, 2016
That wasnae tae difficult
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level 41
Nov 30, 2016
As a matter of interest, there is only one lake in Scotland and that is the Lake of Menteith
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level 72
Nov 30, 2016
"The only lake" in what sense?
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level 41
Nov 30, 2016
All the other inland waters are called Lochs as in Loch Lomond, Loch Ness etc. The Lake of Menteith is the ONLY inland water thatwith that title.
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level 41
Nov 30, 2016
Another interesting fact is that there is only one body of water within England's "Lake District" which contains the word "Lake", that being Bassenthwaite Lake.
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level 47
Dec 1, 2016
Surely loch is just the word used in Scotland for a lake, or fjord (or mere, or water, or lagoon...), but it is still a lake
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level 39
Dec 1, 2016
Navaho. There is also Lake Windermere.
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level 41
Dec 1, 2016
All I'm saying is Menteith is the only inland water that is actually called "Lake" and Helen, Bassenthwaite is the only body of water in the Lake district that actually contains the word "Lake". People cite Lake Windermere but really just named Windermere .
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level 71
Jul 27, 2018
Actually Navaho is right, Windermere and all the others don't have the word lake in the name except Bassenthwaite lake, as if it wasn't long enough already.
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level 50
Nov 29, 2018
A loch can also be used to describe parts of the sea, usually long narrow(ish) inlets....Loch Long, Loch Sunart, Loch Fyne etc. The word 'Lochain' is also used for smaller bodies of fresh water, and 'myre' is also used but only rarely. Regarding 'Windermere' - it's a mere!
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level 43
Dec 1, 2016
I think there is a specific meaning for loch which might be different to lake, but they are basically lakes. Scottish people may well disagree though. I think for the purpose of this quiz though, it is best just to put 'lake' (also, if you say the word loch you might be helping some people with the answers and possibly jiggling their memories!)
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level 34
Dec 5, 2016
Auld lang syne? And all these years I've been singing Old Lang's Eye.
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level 59
Feb 1, 2017
Dinna fash yourself....
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level 18
Apr 25, 2017
Spent the longest part of this quiz trying to put in Menteith before I realised that they actually meant loch.
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level 49
Apr 26, 2017
Haha was stuck at the instrument one and I'm Scottish! Got 25/26 in the end (missed out on the economist).
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level 68
Oct 3, 2017
Should accept Lallans for Scots
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level 50
Oct 11, 2017
Since when did the unicorn become national animal of Scotland ??????
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level 40
Jan 18, 2018
Since the 12th century. Adopted on a coat of arms by William I.
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level 33
May 31, 2018
You've never done this quiz until you've done this quiz while listening to "I'm Gonna Be" by the Proclaimers
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level 64
Aug 8, 2018
haggis neeps and tatties need to be on here