Geography of Scotland

Can you answer these questions about the geography of Scotland?
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What is the capital of Scotland?
Edinburgh
On what ocean inlet does the above lie?
Firth of Forth
What is the word for lake in Scotland?
Loch
What is Scotland's largest lake by surface area?
Loch Lomond
What is its largest lake by volume? (Hint: some people think there is a monster lurking there)
Loch Ness
On what northern archipelago would you find the town of Kirkwall?
Orkney
What island chain lies about 80 km northeast of the above?
Shetland
What is the most populous city in Scotland?
Glasgow
On what river does that city lie?
River Clyde
What is the tallest mountain in Scotland, and also Great Britain?
Ben Nevis
What sea lies between Scotland and Norway?
North Sea
What is known as the "Granite City"?
Aberdeen
What island chain off the northwest coast consists of "Inner" and "Outer" parts?
Hebrides
What is the largest island of the "Inner" part of the above, home to Clan MacLeod?
Skye
What is the largest island of the "Outer" part?
Lewis and Harris
What was the ancient Roman name for Scotland?
Caledonia
What city is considered the "capital" of the Scottish Highlands?
Inverness
What major Australian city takes its name from a city in Scotland?
Perth
On what river, Scotland's longest, is the above city located?
River Tay
What is the term for the language/dialect spoken in the Scottish lowlands which includes
words like "Aye", "Auld", and "Bonnie"?
Scots
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Level 89
Jan 8, 2021
Hiya, do you mean 'Clan MacLeod' as opposed to 'Cland MacLeord'?
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Level 71
Jan 8, 2021
Isn't it Clan MacLeod and not Cland MacLeord? I know they speak a bit funny up there, but ya dinnae spelt it rate.
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2021
Th' wee mistake haes noo bin fixed
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Level 79
Jan 8, 2021
I still see Cland.
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Level 89
Jan 8, 2021
'Mon Quizzmaster, yer Scots isnae up tae scritch!
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2021
Hoots - yer need tae accept lallans fer yon last bonnie answer yer cheeky wee besom.
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Level 71
Jan 8, 2021
Enjoyable quiz. In addition to the Australian question, you could also ask which major Malawian city takes it's name from a town in Scotland? Or which major Zambian city takes its name from a famous Scottish explorer (born in the above town)?
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Level 78
Jan 8, 2021
New Zealand as well.
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Level 17
Jan 25, 2021
still can't believe new zealand named one of their cities hamilton lol of all places
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Level 81
Jan 11, 2021
The Malawian city is also named after the explorer. Livingston in Scotland is a new town, created in 1962, which took its own name from a nearby 12th century village.
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Level 72
Jan 8, 2021
The spirit of the people from Scotland is far beyond the spirit of the Western Europe :)
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2021
I think you mean spirits
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Level 67
Jan 21, 2021
Any chance you'd accept 'Tey'?