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Scottish Islands Quiz


  1. Which island is by far the largest of Scotland's islands?
  2. Can you name the island, the second largest of the Orkney Isles, known for its seastack?
  3. Part of the Shetland Islands, can you name most northerly inhabited island in Britain?
  4. Which island is famous for its whisky distilleries, including the Bowmore Distillery?

  5. Which island is connected to the Scottish mainland by a road bridge at the village of Kyle of Lochalsh?
  6. Which body of sheltered waters in the Orkney Islands played an important role in the First and Second World wars?
  7. Due to its diverse landscapes which island is known as "Scotland in Miniature"?
  8. Dunvegan Castle is part of the MacLeod Estate on which Scottish isle?
  9. Which isolated archipelago 40 miles west-northwest of North Uist includes the island of Hirta, whose sea cliffs are the highest in the UK?
  10. Which islands are closest to John O' Groats?
  11. Seventy-five per cent of Orkney's population live on which island?
  12. Older than Stonehenge, which Neolithic settlement has been called the "Scottish Pompeii" because of its amazing preservation?
  13. Which uninhabited island near Iona, is famous for its basalt rock formations and Fingal's Cave?
  14. A traditional knitting technique used to create multi-coloured patterns is named after which isle of the Shetland Islands?


  1. Lewis and Harris
  2. Hoy (The Old Man of Hoy is iits well-known seastack)
  3. Unst
  4. Islay
  5. The Isle of Skye
  6. Scapa Flow
  7. Arran
  8. The Isle of Skye
  9. St Kilda
  10. Orkney Isles
  11. Mainland
  12. Skara Brae
  13. Staffa
  14. Fair Isle

Island Largest Settlement Island Facts
Isle of Skye Portree Known for its stunning landscapes and Cuillin Mountains.
Isle of Lewis Stornoway Home to the Callanish Stones, a Neolithic monument.
Isle of Harris Tarbert Famous for its beautiful beaches, including Luskentyre and Scarista.
Isle of Mull Tobermory Features colourful houses and is a popular tourist destination.
Isle of Bute Rothesay Features Victorian architecture and is accessible by ferry from the mainland.
Isle of Orkney Kirkwall Home to numerous Neolithic sites, including Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar.
Isle of Shetland Lerwick Known for its Viking heritage and annual Up Helly Aa festival.
Isle of Jura Craighouse Known for its remote location, rugged landscapes, and red deer population.