Scotland is infamous for incoherent accents, haggis, men in skirts, and remarkable history. With such a varied and colorful past, it’s easy to see how Scotland’s culture is fascinating and full of intricacies. We have dived into trying to uncover some neat facts about Scotland so that you can test your knowledge and maybe even learn something unexpected!
Endeavor on a bonnie adventure and continue on below to try out the Facts About Scotland quiz. Make sure to log in (or register if you’re new) to get your score on the leaderboard!
Want to study up first? This post with interesting facts about Scotland should help, otherwise…unleash your competitive spirit, Don’t forget to login or register to get your name on the leaderboard when you’re done with this quiz!
20 Questions: Facts About Scotland
0 of 20 Questions completed
You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again.
Quiz is loading…
You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz.
You must first complete the following:
You earned out of points!
Time has elapsed
You have reached 0 of 0 point(s), (0)
Earned Point(s): 0 of 0, (0)
0 Essay(s) Pending (Possible Point(s): 0)
How many official languages does Scotland have?
What is Edinburgh Castle sitting on top of?
Hinting a bit about the type of weather one may encounter while in Scotland, this ingenious discovery was invented by Charles Macintosh in 1824.
A Scot is responsible for this invention that is said to have kickstarted the Industrial Revolution. Hint: he also lends his name to a unit of energy.
Burns Night is an annual event celebrating Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birthday. Events can vary but always includes reciting one of his poems, drinking whiskey, and what other popular Scottish activity?
Hogmanay is the name of an annual 2-day Scottish festival that celebrates what holiday?
Amazingly, Scotland has the shortest commercial flight in the world! The trek is from Westray to Papa Westray in Orkney. What is the total duration of the journey?
This Scottish event traces all the way back to Robert the Bruce and includes such activities as caber toss, hammer throw, maide-leisg, and stone put.
With origins in Old Irish and dating back over 1,500 years, this language is currently spoken by 1.2% of the Scottish population.
Scotland has a strong and productive economy. What is its number one export?
The Scottish clan system in the Highlands goes back thousands of years whereby each clan acted as its own tribe and held a particular territory. Clans were made up of family members and people who had loyalty to the chief. How could Clan members be distinguished from one another?
What popular sport was invented in Scotland in the 15th century?
What famous children’s story did Scottish author, JM Barrie pen?
True or False? Scotland’s national animal is the Unicorn.
True or False? Over 900 islands are part of the land that make up Scotland.
True or False? Edinburgh is both the capital as well as the largest city in Scotland.
True or False? Scotland is home to the tallest waterfall in Great Britain, which is 3 times the height of Niagara Falls.
True or False? A small Scottish town is the UFO capital of the world with more than 300 sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects reported every year.
True or False? Scotland has a UNESCO World Heritage Site that delineates the most northerly and most complex frontier of the Roman Empire from nearly 2,000 years ago.
True or False? Scotland is the home to ruins that date back farther than both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.
More About Scotland
Need to brush up on your Scotland facts? We’ve got several answers to the quiz – and more – in a blog post full of interesting facts about Scotland.