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Royal Navy operated a secret training and anti-submarine warfare base at in Seacliff Scotland during World War I?
Scottish composer and pianist composed an 80-minute Ronald Stevenson passacaglia for solo piano based on the four-note motif D-E♭-C-B?
Scottish investment company was formed in 1888 from companies providing Alliance Trust loans to immigrant farmers in Oregon?
British Royal House of Stuart were descended from members of the Scottish ?
Clan Stuart the
1904 Scottish yacht and the battleship Medea are the only surviving USS Texas vessels that fought in both world wars?
in Dechmont Woods Encounter West Lothian, Scotland, is the only UFO sighting in the United Kingdom to have become the subject of a criminal investigation?
14th-century in Lennoxlove House East Lothian, Scotland contains many important artworks and artefacts, including the death mask of Mary, Queen of Scots?
Scottish post-prog and electronica band joined a list of artists that includes North Atlantic Oscillation The Flamingos, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald by covering the 1934 song " I Only Have Eyes for You" and releasing it on their 2009 debut EP?
steamship was built in SS Makambo Scotland, caused an environmental disaster on Lord Howe Island by introducing Black Rats there, and was sunk by a British submarine?
Church of St Mary on the Rock (pictured), originally a house for the of Céli Dé St Andrews, was the first collegiate church in Scotland?
in Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park Scotland covers an area of 108 square miles of Inverclyde, North Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, stretching from Greenock in the north, down the coast to Largs and West Kilbride and inland to Dalry and Lochwinnoch?
gave the Coal Act 1938 Coal Commission control of all the coal in England and Wales and in Scotland, but prohibited the commission from mining any of it?
in Cheapside Street Whisky Bond Fire Glasgow, Scotland, in 1960 was (and remains) the worst peace time loss of life for the United Kingdom fire services?
included three first-time participants 2008 ILF Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships Bermuda, Finland, and Scotland?
strike of the , during which six people died, was the first major Calton weavers industrial dispute in Scottish history?
summit of Ben More Assynt (pictured) is the highest point in the Scottish county of Sutherland?
the 1.3-mile (2.1 km)
avenue of trees leading to in Marchmont House Scotland was begun 24 years before the house itself was built, with the planting of 10,000 Dutch elms?
students at the four
ancient universities of Scotland are no longer afforded a traditional holiday, but manual staff at the Meal Monday University of St Andrews still are?
Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer built the mansion house on an Hill of Tarvit Iron Age site?
( Adam Bruce pictured) became the first herald appointed to Clan Donald of Scotland in 510 years?
1998, a study proposed to relocate , a station currently located in Jordanhill railway station Glasgow, Scotland near the Jordanhill Campus of the University of Strathclyde and the Jordanhill School that opened in 1887?
in 1708 the
in Bonnington pavilion Scotland had a "hall of mirrors" designed to give visitors the illusion that they were standing in the middle of the Corra Linn?
represents the town of Gretna F.C. 2008 Gretna, Scotland in association football, it has never played there, instead playing its home games eight miles away in Annan?
after a collision with the
Scottish clipper , the Loch Earn French steamship sank in only 12 minutes, with the loss of 226 lives?
Ville du Havre after two thousand years or more of continuous habitation the
Scottish island of Mingulay (pictured: old school house) was abandoned by its residents in 1912?
Scotland, anybody who tries to prevent a mother from can be fined up to breastfeeding in a legally permitted public place £2,500?
in the 1848
on the east coast of Moray Firth fishing disaster Scotland, 124 boats sank and 100 fishermen perished, leading to a major redesign of fishing boats in the following years?
one of the peaks of
Mount Kilimanjaro was named in honor of the pioneering Scottish Victorian photographer ?
John Thomson over four hundred 4000-year-old
have been uncovered in carved stone balls archaeological digs in Scotland?
standing stones and natural stone features in Scotland are called , possibly from the term Carlin stones meaning "old hag" or " cailleach witch"?
, the highest Stac an Armin stack in Scotland, the last great auk (example pictured) in the British Isles was clubbed to death in 1840 because it was thought to be a witch?
kings of the
ruled House of Alpin Pictland and the kingdom of Alba, in modern Scotland, beginning with Cináed mac Ailpín in the 840s and ending with the death of Máel Coluim mac Cináeda in 1034?
Scottish village of , livestock and children were tethered to prevent them being blown over the cliffs?
Badbea in the year
1214, the Scot , Lord of Ruaidhri mac Raghnaill Kintyre, stole the treasures of Derry from its monastery?
was a Dunmore Pineapple folly where pineapples were grown in Scotland from 1761 and that it was built by the 4th Earl of Dunmore, John Murray, who later became governor of Virginia Colony in North America?
off the coast of geology of the Orkney Islands Scotland includes many Devonian era Old Red Sandstone rock formations, such as the Old Man of Hoy (pictured)?
chief of sold off his Clan MacQuarrie clan lands in Scotland and joined the British Army, at age 68, and fought in the American Revolutionary War?
the music genre known as
originated in bouncy techno Scotland?
the name of
in Stob Choire Claurigh Scotland translates from Gaelic as “Peak of the Brawling Corrie”, referring to the roaring of the stags inhabiting the corries of the mountain during the breeding season?
the land around the
Scottish mountain was purchased by a group of local residents for nearly Canisp £3m?
took place in 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens Scotland, the birthplace of the rugby sevens variant of rugby union?
the election of
Dominican friar as Laurence de Ergadia Bishop of Argyll in Scotland was voided by Pope Urban IV in 1274 on a technicality?
Russian orientalist of Azeri origin, , was converted to Muhammad Ali Kazim-bey Christianity by Scottish Presbyterian missionaries in 1821?
in Levenmouth rail link Fife, Scotland, could be used by Scotch whisky distillery freight trains as well as by passengers?
Northern colletes bee was recently found to be thriving in the unique machair seaside habitat of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland?
the village of
in Edgehead Midlothian, Scotland, is located on the site of the Roman road Dere Street?
visitors to the
in House of the Binns Scotland can see the table where General Tam Dayell is supposed to have played cards with Satan?
excavated a ~2,000 year old building on the remote John Sands Scottish island of St Kilda he unearthed tools that the 1877 residents recognised?
the village of
in Cellardyke Fife, Scotland, is the site of the first confirmed case of H5N1 avian flu in the United Kingdom, and was once home to a 200-strong fishing fleet?
the trees alongside the
were planted in response to an entreaty from Falls of Bruar Robert Burns, the Scottish poet?
Craigie Castle ( contained one of keep pictured) Scotland's best vaulted halls?
the steel beams of
, in Opaekaa Road Bridge Kapa'a, Hawaii were forged in 1890 in Motherwell, Scotland?
is a quarterly Scottish Review of Books literary magazine published in Scotland that aims to promote discussion of Scottish literature and to challenge people's perceptions?
is the earliest piece of non- Roman de Fergus Celtic vernacular literature to have survived from Scotland?
, a large amount of Loch Arkaig treasure specie provided by Spain to finance the Jacobite rising in Scotland in 1745, is said to be still hidden at Loch Arkaig (pictured) in the Scottish Highlands?
MacCrimmons (pictured), one of Scotland's most famous bagpiping families, have been thought to have roots in Cremona, Italy?
were a MacHeths Gaelic kindred who raised several rebellions against the Scotto-Norman kings of Scotland in the 12th and 13th centuries?
with 17 buildings Category A listed status in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, include a ?
glass cone the
Laigh Milton viaduct (pictured), built in 1812, is the oldest surviving railway viaduct in Scotland and one of the oldest in the world?
Ikazuchi class destroyers (example pictured), the first class of destroyers in the Imperial Japanese Navy, were all built in Scotland?
of Reverend Dr. James Blair Scotland was a clergyman and missionary to the Virginia Colony, and is best known as the founder in 1693 of the College of William and Mary, where he served as President for 50 years?
, the Queen of Elphame fairy from Scottish folklore, has appeared in a number of accounts from witchcraft trials and confessions, including the confession of Isobel Gowdie?
was stolen from SS Ferret Scotland and reappeared several months later in Australia under a new name?
in Ythan Estuary Scotland contains the most extensive dunes formation in Europe and is also the site of a Stone Age settlement?
, also known as Hebrides Overture Fingal's Cave and composed by Mendelssohn, was inspired by the famous cave off the coast of Scotland?
in West Argyle Street Historic District Chicago, Illinois, developed from a village named Argyle Park after the Dukes of Argyll in Scotland?
in visit of King George IV to Scotland 1822 led to the reinvigoration of the kilt and tartan as symbols of Scottish national identity?
, a unit of the British Liverpool Scottish Territorial Army, was raised in 1900 from Scotsmen living in Liverpool, England?
Urakami class destroyer Kawakaze of the Imperial Japanese Navy was built in Scotland, sold to the Regia Marina of Italy and sunk as a ship of the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany?
according to local tradition, the rental paid to the
king for the Scottish castle and island of was one Fraoch Eilean snowball?
in wheelhouse archaeology is a prehistoric structure from the Iron Age found in Scotland that was neither a wheel, nor perhaps a house?
William Wallace disguised himself as a woman to hide at the castle in , a village and parish in Riccarton East Ayrshire, Scotland?
Aberdour Castle (pictured), with parts dating from around 1200, is one of the two oldest datable standing castles in Scotland?
is a large mountain in Beinn a' Ghlo Scotland that has three Munro summits, and is an SSSI?
British Labour MP was joint chairman of the Harry Ewing Scottish Constitutional Convention, formed in 1989 to plan for the devolution of Scotland?
Scottish nurse and serial killer is thought to have killed his four Colin Norris geriatric victims because he had "a real dislike of elderly patients"?
Scottish music publisher disagreed with Robert Bremner Francesco Geminiani's opinion on vibrato, and removed a passage advocating its use from a reissue of one of Geminiani's publications?
Scottish news presenter continued to work while seven months pregnant in 1963, including one interview conducted on a roof?
in Beinn an Tuirc windfarm Scotland is trying to repel Golden Eagles from their turbines by reintroducing Mountain Hares?
, forming part of the "Falkirk Triangle" in Bonnybridge Scotland, is considered by many UFO enthusiasts to be world's number one UFO hotspot, with around 300 sightings every year?
, a country house designed for the Craigiehall Earl of Annandale by Sir William Bruce in 1699, is now the headquarters of the British Army in Scotland?
was the last private fortress built in Craignethan Castle Scotland?
show that 114 people in crime statistics in the United Kingdom Scotland were victims of homicide from 2007 to 2008?
was both a Charles St. Clair Scottish Peer and a York Herald of Arms, and was consequently able to attend the State Opening of Parliament in either capacity?
developed the Charles Gascoigne carronade while manager of the Carron Company in Scotland, but emigrated to avoid his creditors and spent the last 20 years of his life organising the production of iron and cannon for the Russian Empire?
is the third highest mountain in Braeriach Scotland, surpassed only by Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui?
was a Bud Neill Scottish newspaper cartoonist whose best loved strip was set in "Calton Creek", a fictional Arizona outpost of the wild west populated with Glaswegians, including Sherriff "Lobey Dosser" who rode a two-legged horse?
Scottish language prodigy , after participating in a failed James Murdoch communist commune in Paraguay, was hired by the Australian Ministry of Defence as an expert on Japanese issues?
Scottish film actor played a pivotal role in saving the dilapidated Moultrie Kelsall Menstrie Castle in Clackmannanshire from demolition?
Mayo hurler played in Adrian Freeman England, Scotland, North America and the Middle East before his recent death in an Australia car crash?
Norwegian writer was named both after the country of Gabriel Scott Scotland and after Sir Walter Scott?
Scotland's , a revolutionary Craigellachie Bridge cast iron structure built by Thomas Telford in 1814, inspired a popular Strathspey reel tune?
bowls player was the first athlete to compete in 7 Willie Wood Commonwealth Games, despite being barred from the 1986 games in his home country of Scotland for refusing to reclassify as an amateur?
Albrecht von Wallenstein's series of victories was ended by the Scots and Alexander Seaton Alexander Leslie in the ?
Battle of Stralsund (1628)
16th century Scottish Bishop of Ross was simultaneously Henry Sinclair Lord President of the Court of Session, and was succeeded in that office by his brother, John Sinclair, Bishop of Brechin?
Air Chief Marshal Sir was born in the Charles Burnett United States to a Scottish father, educated in England and eventually became the Australian Chief of the Air Staff?
Scotland's was founded in 1839, five years before the Lothian, Borders & Angus Co-operative Society Rochdale Pioneers?
Scotland's contains some of the oldest rocks in Europe and North West Highlands Geopark the site of a famous geological controversy?
Scottish missionary compiled the first comprehensive Carstairs Douglas Amoy-English Dictionary in 1873, which, with revisions, is still in use today?
Scottish actress married fellow actor Rona Anderson Gordon Jackson after appearing with him in the romantic drama ?
Scottish clergyman was deprived of his parish after the establishment of Alexander Edward Presbyterianism, and later became an architect?
Scottish cyclist finished fourth in the Robert Millar 1984 Tour de France, the best ever finish by a British cyclist?
Scottish footballer scored for five different teams in Kevin Bremner the Football League during the 1982–83 season?
Scottish actor began his career at age 11 when he was cast in the film Richard Madden , followed by his 1999 role in the Complicity BBC television series ?
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Scottish footballer was a modern-languages graduate who acted as translator when John Cushley Celtic F.C. attempted to sign Real Madrid striker Alfredo Di Stéfano in 1964?
was first found in a Dickie's Bladder-fern yawn in Scotland, but that Victorian fern collectors may have removed every specimen from this site?
is the only remaining Glen Ord single malt scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland?
was constructed by the English and the Scots in Scots' Dike 1552 to mark the division of the Debatable Lands and thereby settle the exact boundary between the kingdoms of Scotland and England?
, a Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe Munro in Scotland, is one of the "Five Sisters of Kintail"?
, off the west coast of Skerryvore Scotland, considered by some to be the world's most graceful lighthouse, was built by an uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson?
, a native of Rosabelle Sinclair Scotland, established the first women's lacrosse team in the United States in 1926?
is an acidic bog that played a role in stopping the Portlethen Moss Roman advance in Scotland and whose traversal was used in the Bishops' Wars?
was a Neal, James, Fordyce and Down Scottish banking house which collapsed in 1772 precipitating the collapse of almost every private bank in Scotland?
are the largest visual relics of Pictish stones Picts of Scotland?
is a two-handed Spey casting fly fishing technique that was developed on the River Spey in Scotland?
St. Mary's Collegiate Church (pictured) is the longest church in Scotland at 62.8 m?
was written by Auld Lang Syne Robert Burns at near Ellisland Farm Dumfries, Scotland?
is the first of three Red Road films in the Advance Party trilogy, each of which are to be set in Scotland using the same characters and cast, and directed by a different first-time director each time?
is an officer of the sheriff officer Scottish Sheriff Court, responsible for serving documents and enforcing court orders within the area of their commission?
was listed by the Willie McCartney newspaper as the 22nd greatest Sunday Herald Scottish football manager of all time, even though he never won a major trophy?
is a traditional celebration in Whuppity Scoorie Lanark, Scotland during which children run around a church three times swinging paper balls over their heads?
was a The Beggar's Benison Scottish gentlemen's club devoted to "the convivial celebration of male sexuality"?
across the Union Bridge River Tweed between England and Scotland was once the longest suspension bridge in the world and is now the oldest surviving?
in moot hills Scotland were mostly artificial mounds built as traditional meeting places for de facto lairdly courts and courts of law?
in Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum Scotland displays a collection of local incised Pictish stones dating to the 9th and 10th centuries AD (example pictured)?
, an island in Hinba Scotland of unknown location (possible location pictured), was the site of a small monastery associated with the church of St Columba on Iona?
is a Infectious Salmon Anaemia viral disease of Atlantic Salmon which affects fish farms in Canada, Norway, and Scotland?
is a infectious salmon anemia viral disease of Atlantic Salmon which affects fish farms in Canada, Norway, and Scotland?
hosted the first Hibernian Park football international match played in Edinburgh, Scotland?
in Hamilton Palace Scotland was lent for use as a naval hospital during World War I, by Alfred Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton?
Gordonstoun School (pictured) is a Scottish boarding school famed for educating three generations of the British Royal Family, including the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles?
near Greenbank Gardens Glasgow, Scotland were built by Robert Allason, a slave trader?
, a Jacob Bruce Russian nobleman of Scottish descent and one of the most educated people in Russia at the time, was famous among the 18th-century Muscovites as an alchemist and mage?
was a James Foster Scottish-born Canadian goalie who helped lead Great Britain to its first and only Olympic gold medal in ice hockey in 1936?
was a Johnny Ramensky Scottish criminal who used his safe-cracking abilities to help the British Army?
in Kellie Castle Scotland dates back to 1150 and it is rumoured that the 5th Earl of Kellie hid there in a burnt-out tree stump for the entire summer following the Battle of Culloden in 1746?
, Dr. John Stevenson 18th century Scottish merchant and developer of Baltimore, was known as the " American Romulus"?
, an Sir John Luttrell English soldier and diplomat under Henry VIII and Edward VI, was the subject of an allegorical portrait (pictured) by Hans Eworth celebrating peace with France and Scotland?
, the son of a butcher, reportedly became Jim McColl Scotland's richest man in 2008?
attempted to restrict John Fortescue King James I's power by limiting the appointment of Scottish people, and as a result was dismissed from his position as Chancellor of the Exchequer?
is regarded by Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein Jacobites as third in line for the throne of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland?
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Question 1: The island of Ireland lies only 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the southwestern peninsula of Kintyre; [77 ] Norway is 305 kilometres (190 mi) to the east and the ________, 270 kilometres (168 mi) to the north.
Question 3: Various other systems derived from common Celtic or ________ survived in the Highlands until the 1800s.
Question 4: What timezone is Scotland in?
Question 5: What are people from Scotland known as?
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Question 7: The school leaving age is 16, after which students may choose to remain at school and study for Access, Intermediate or ________ and Advanced Higher exams.
Question 8: The written protohistory of Scotland began with the arrival of the Roman Empire in southern and central Great Britain, when the Romans occupied what is now ________ and Wales, administering it as a province called . Britannia
Question 9: [10 ] Edinburgh was the hub of the [11 ] ________ of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe.
Question 10: How many square miles is Scotland in area?