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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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 77
Oct 19, 2019
No irn bru or deep fried mars bars? The culinary delights of Scotland are mostly ignored
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Level 69
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 81
Oct 19, 2019
Health foods both
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Level 65
Nov 30, 2019
Ah yes, home of haggis.
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Level 72
Oct 21, 2019
"Former colony", I'd suggest...
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Level 72
Oct 21, 2019
Och aye the noo
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Level 54
Nov 30, 2019
E: Most famous football result? East Fife 4 Forfar 5
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Level 64
Nov 30, 2019
Which has never actually happened (except in a penalty shootout)
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Level 48
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 63
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 52
Nov 30, 2019
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Level 17
Jun 1, 2020
thats because when it was discovered the landscape was said to remind them of scotland hence the name
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Level 63
Nov 30, 2019
Never thought of golf, but tried 'galloping'!
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Level 62
Nov 30, 2019
Almost didn’t get ‘R’. I thought “largest bank” as in ”River bank”.
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Level 78
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 79
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 43
Nov 30, 2019
Is this featured because it's St. Andrew's Day?
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Level 58
Nov 30, 2019
Great quiz, except that Nova Scotia is no longer a colony, it has become a province!
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Level 47
Dec 1, 2019
National animal is one that does not exist?
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Level 69
Dec 1, 2019
Can't get anything past you 'Kontio'
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2019
Great quiz
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2020
Scots isn't a dialect of English, it's its own Germanic language.
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Level 31
May 13, 2020
@skalidor Scots Gaelic is its own language, while Scots is a dialect of English.
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Level 88
May 26, 2020
This is a matter of debate. There is a serious school of thought (and one that I believe to be the most recognised in linguistic studies) which suggests that Scots and English evolved alongside one another from the same Germanic root. Therefore, if Scots is to be considered a dialect, then so too is English. Instead, English is seen as a distinct language from its predecessors, as is Scots.