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Scottish Towns and Cities


  1. Which settlement is known as the 'Capital of the Highlands'?
  2. The 'City of Discovery' was once known as the 'City of Jute, Jam and Journalism'? Which city?
  3. Situated in the historical County of Caithness, which Scottish town is the northernmost on the island of Great Britain?
  4. Known as a summer holiday destination, which town is home to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum?

  5. Which Scottish city was known as the second city of the British Empire?
  6. Which town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland is known for The Helix, The Kelpies, and the world's only rotating boat lift?
  7. Name the largest town and unofficial capital of the Isle of Skye?
  8. Which market town is nicknamed Queen of the South?
  9. Which town became Scotland's eighth city when granted city status as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations?
  10. Which settlement in Aberdeenshire is famous for its an annual Highland games gathering attended by the British royal family?
  11. Which town on the borders of Glasgow is often cited as "Scotland's largest town"?
  12. Which city is nicknamed the ‘Fair City’ of Scotland due to its historical links to Scottish royalty?
  13. Name the hometown of Bill McLaren which is also internationally famous for its fine quality knitwear and cashmere?
  14. Which town is home to the third oldest university in the English-speaking world?
  15. Can you name the largest town on the Orkney Islands?
  16. What is the well known nickname of Aberdeen?
  17. The Famous Blacksmiths Shop is situated at the heart of which village?
  18. Which town on the eastern shore of Loch Linnhe is the second largest settlement in the Highland council area?
  19. Can you name the largest railway station in Edinburgh?
  20. The National Wallace Monument is a 67 metre tower overlooking which Scottish city or town?
  21. Which large town in Argyll and Bute, known for Govan Sands and McCaig’s Tower, is often refered to as Scotland’s seafood capital?
  22. What name is given to the succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town?
  23. Name the largest town in West Lothian, designated a new town in 1962 in order to ease overcrowding in Glasgow?
  24. Which large town in South Lanarkshire has the only professional football team in the UK to originate from a school team?
  25. Who is the founder and patron saint of the city of Glasgow?
  26. Which village in Perthshire has famous links to Boring in Oregon and Bland in Australia?


  1. Inverness
  2. Dundee
  3. Thurso
  4. Ayr
  5. Glasgow
  6. Falkirk
  7. Portree
  8. Dumfries
  9. Dunfermline
  10. Braemar
  11. Paisley
  12. Perth
  13. Hawick
  14. St Andrews
  15. Kirkwall
  16. The Granite City
  17. Gretna Green
  18. Fort William
  19. Waverley (Edinburgh Waverley station)
  20. Stirling
  21. Oban
  22. Royal Mile
  23. Livingstone
  24. Hamilton (the team is Hamilton Academicals)
  25. Mungo, or Kentigern
  26. Dull