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Scotland A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers that pertain to the country of Scotland.
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Last updated: October 19, 2019
First submittedOctober 18, 2019
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Hint
Answer
A
"Yes" in the Scots dialect
Aye
B
Woodwind musical instrument associated with Scotland
Bagpipes
C
Roman name for Scotland
Caledonia
D
City on the Firth of Tay
Dundee
E
Scotland's capital
Edinburgh
F
Biologist and physician who discovered penicillin
Alexander Fleming
G
Popular sport from Scotland
Golf
H
Fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes
I
"Capital" of the Scottish Highlands
Inverness
J
King who commissioned an English translation of the Bible
James VI
K
Pleated skirt for men
Kilt
L
Scottish term for a lake
Loch
M
Shakespeare play set in Scotland
MacBeth
N
Colony in the Americas whose name is Latin for "New Scotland"
Nova Scotia
O
Island chain that lies about 10 miles north of the Scottish mainland
Orkney
P
City that gave its name to a major city in Australia
Perth
Q
Book by Sir Walter Scott about a Scottish archer in France
Quentin Durward
R
Largest bank
RBS
S
Scottish Enlightenment figure known as "The Father of Economics"
Adam Smith
T
Criss-cross patterns on cloth, sometimes associated with a specific clan
Tartan
U
National animal
Unicorn
V
People that invaded Scotland in the 8th century
Vikings
W
Hero portrayed in the movie "Braveheart"
William Wallace
X
Chemical element discovered by William Ramsay
Xenon
Y
Treaty that established the border between England and Scotland in 1237
Treaty of York
Z
Scotland got its first ever win at the FIFA World Cup in 1974 against
this country (which now has a different name)
Zaire
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level 75
Oct 19, 2019
No irn bru or deep fried mars bars? The culinary delights of Scotland are mostly ignored
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level 68
Oct 19, 2019
Best hangover cure ever..Irn Bru not the Mars Bar
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level 70
Dec 1, 2019
a deep fried mars bar at the end of the night always seems to prevent hangovers
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level 80
Oct 19, 2019
Health foods both
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level 55
Nov 30, 2019
Ah yes, home of haggis.
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level 71
Oct 21, 2019
"Former colony", I'd suggest...
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level 71
Oct 21, 2019
Och aye the noo
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level 52
Nov 30, 2019
E: Most famous football result? East Fife 4 Forfar 5
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level 61
Nov 30, 2019
Which has never actually happened (except in a penalty shootout)
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level 44
Nov 30, 2019
pretty interesting that the Romans called the Scottish Caledonians while the name Caledonia is now used for the French islands, New Caledonia, in the pacific
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level 58
Nov 30, 2019
Actually 'Caledonian' is still used to refer to Scotland or the Scottish Highlands, but chiefly in names and geographical terms.
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level 50
Nov 30, 2019
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level 58
Nov 30, 2019
Never thought of golf, but tried 'galloping'!
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level 58
Nov 30, 2019
Almost didn’t get ‘R’. I thought “largest bank” as in ”River bank”.
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level 76
Nov 30, 2019
I just said Royal, and when that didn't work I moved on. Didn't think about needing bank in the title.
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level 77
Nov 30, 2019
Caledonia? Hm, okay. I guessed "Celtia" and was disappointed that wasn't right. Got most of the rest. Good job finding a "Z" answer.
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level 33
Nov 30, 2019
Is this featured because it's St. Andrew's Day?
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level 57
Nov 30, 2019
Great quiz, except that Nova Scotia is no longer a colony, it has become a province!
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level 46
Dec 1, 2019
National animal is one that does not exist?
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level 67
Dec 1, 2019
Can't get anything past you 'Kontio'
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level 41
Dec 7, 2019
Great quiz