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Quiz: How well do you really know Scotland?

Know your Islay from your Colonsay? How about the inner workings of haggis, or the colours of the Scottish flag? Test your Scotland knowledge with our tough, yet still fun, travel trivia quiz...

Isle of Mull (Shutterstock)

1. Which of the below is Scotland’s biggest city (by population)?

Aberdeen

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Inverness

2. Scotland has just seven cities. So, which of these places is classed as a town?

Stirling

Dundee

Perth

Dumfries

3. Approximately how many islands does Scotland have?

120

330

550

790

4. Which of these is NOT one of Scotland’s many islands?

Staffa

Coll

Great Cumbrae

Mousesay

5. Which of Scotland’s islands is most famous for its whisky?

Islay

Colonsay

Rùm

Bute

6. Can you identify this Scottish island from just one photograph?

Mull

Jura

Iona

Tiree

7. Where exactly are the isles of Lewis and Harris located?

Inner Hebrides

Outer Hebrides

Orkney

Firth of Clyde

8. One of these statements about Scotland is a lie. Spot the fib…

Scotland is home to the world’s tallest hedge

Scotland has more redheads than any other country

Scotland recognises four official languages

Scotland's deepest lake is called Loch Morar

9. Speaking of lochs… is Loch Ness really the biggest loch in Scotland?

Yes, by volume

Yes, by surface area

No, only by reputation

Honestly, no idea!

10. Scotland is home to one of Europe’s oldest living things. Can you name that thing?

Fortingall Yew, an ancient yew tree

Jurupa Oak, an ancient oak tree

Wisdom, a 68-year-old albatross

Jonathan, a sea turtle aged 180+

11. Do you recognise this Scottish town from just one picture?

Oban

Stonehaven

Ayr

Melrose

12. Which Scottish town is known as the ‘gateway to Ben Nevis’?

St Andrews

Fort William

Paisley

Dunfermline

13. Can you name Scotland’s mystical horse head sculpture?

The Aon-adharcachs

The Capalls

The Neighbours

The Kelpies

14. How tall is the The Old Man of Hoy, the UK’s tallest sea stack?

80m

95m

137m

154m

15. Which of these is NOT one of Glen Coe’s breathtaking Three Sisters?

Beinn Fhada

Aonach Mòr

Gearr Aonach

Aonach Dubh

16. Can you name this jaw-dropping Scottish cave?

Bone Cave

Smoo Cave

Fingal’s Cave

Mackinnon’s Cave

17. Haggis is Scotland’s national dish, but do you know what its traditional primary ingredients are?

Sheep’s heart, lung, liver and stomach

Egg, sausage meat and breadcrumbs

Cow’s tongue and stomach

Pork blood, pork fat and oatmeal

18. Was this ethereal photo taken in bonnie Scotland?

Yes, it was

No, it was taken in Croatia

No, it was taken in Canada

Seriously, no clue!

19. Can you name this famous cow, found in the Scottish Highlands and Outer Hebrides?

Hebrides Cow

Ayrshire Cow

Highland Cow

Angus Cow

20. In km, how long is the Royal Mile in Edinburgh? It might be trickier than you think...

1.6km

1.81km

2.1km

2.33km

21. Finally, what colour is Scotland’s individual flag (NOT the Union Jack)?

Red and white

Blue and white

Blue and yellow

Red and blue

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