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National Symbols of Scotland


  1. What is the name of the the pouch worn with a kilt, a traditional part of male Scottish Highland dress?
  2. The Scottish pay tribute to Robert Burns on which day in January each year?
  3. Saint Andrew's Day is traditionally celebrated in which month?
  4. Which river, the second longest and fastest-flowing river in Scotland, is important for whisky production?

  5. Wiliam Wallace was appointed Guardian of Scotland until his defeat in which 1298 battle?
  6. Which poem begins: "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!"?
  7. Wearing a sprig of what is believed to bring good luck?
  8. Which Scottish patriotic song has the title "Alba an Aigh" in Scottish Gaelic?
  9. What's the more informal name of The Honours of Scotland?
  10. What has been the floral emblem of Scotland since the 13th century reign of King Alexander III?
  11. It's become associated with Mary, Queen of Scots. The triangular wedges of what are known as "petticoat tails"?
  12. The Wallace Monument is a 67 metre tower on a hilltop overlooking which town?
  13. Which Scottish carbonated soft drink has been described as "Scotland's other national drink" after whisky?
  14. What is generally regarded as the national sport of Scotland?
  15. What's the national animal of Scotland?
  16. Used for the coronation of Scottish kings, the Stone of Scone, is made of which rock?
  17. Tartan Day is a celebration in North America of all things Scottish on 6 April. It is the anniversary of which 1320 event?
  18. The words of the "Flower of Scotland" refer to victory over which English king?
  19. The Robert the Bruce memorial tartan uses the colours black for defeat against England and red for the blood shed, but what does the grey represent?
  20. On the flag of Scotland, what's another name for Saint Andrew's Cross?
  21. In Scotland, tweed manufacturing is most associated with which island?
  22. Bagpipes are played by blowing into a small pipe known as a what?
  23. What's the name of the statues in Falkirk that were inspired by an aquatic spirit in Scottish folklore?
  24. Where would you find Cherry Island?


  1. The sporran
  2. 25th
  3. November (30 November)
  4. River Spey
  5. Battle of Falkirk
  6. Address to a Haggis (by Rabbie Burns)
  7. Heather
  8. Scotland the Brave
  9. The Scottish Crown Jewels
  10. The thistle
  11. Shortbread
  12. Stirling
  13. Irn-Bru
  14. Golf
  15. Unicorn
  16. Sandstone
  17. The Declaration of Arbroath
  18. Edward II
  19. The Scottish weather
  20. Saltire
  21. Isle of Harris
  22. Chanter
  23. The Kelpies
  24. It's the only island on Loch Ness