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on Sat Jan 19 2019, 19:27
It will soon be burns night 25th Jan so here is something to keep you busy.  No Marking I'll post the answers later

1. What title is given to the Scottish equivalent of a mayor?

2. Which famous Scottish battle took place in 1314?

3. In which Scottish town was marriage by declaration abolished in 1940?

4. After being arrested in 1605, who said that he wanted to blow the Scots back into Scotland?

5. Which Scottish inventor give the first public demonstration of television?

6. Where would you find a chanter and a drone?

7. What is the name of the Pouch worn in front of a kilt?

8. Which Scottish phrase was the title of a number one song in 1958?

9. Which stick-and-ball game resembling hurling, is popular in the Scottish Highlands?

10. Which Scottish mathematician invented logarithms?

11. Of all the teams in the English and Scottish football leagues, which is unique in having a letter in its name which no other club has?

12. What is the Scottish equivalent of the Coroner?

13. Who is the most capped Scottish footballer of all time?

14. Lollius Urbicus was responsible for building a defensive wall to keep out Scottish tribes, what was it called?

15. What is Scotlands longest river?

16. True or false: Scotland Yard was originally the name of a medieval house used by Scottish Kings visiting London?

17. Which body of water in Scotland contains more water than all the English and Welsh lakes put together?

18. Which Scot played for Torino in 1961-62?

19. What Scottish foodstuff did Robert Burns address as the Great Chieftain o the puddin race?

20. Who was the Scottish schoolteacher created by Muriel Spark?
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Burns Night  Empty Re: Burns Night

on Sun Jan 20 2019, 22:34
1. Provost

2. Bannockburn

3. Gretna Green?

4. ?

5. Logie Baird

6. Bagpipes

7. Sporran

8. Hoots Mon (there’s a moose loose aboot the hoose) LOL

9. Gaelic Football?

10. Napier

11. ?

12. ?

13. Denis Law?

14. Antonine Wall?

15. River Tay

16. True?

17. Loch Lomond?

18. Denis Law?

19. Haggis

20. Miss Jean Brodie

Don’t know how I missed this yesterday.

Anyroad, most enjoyable Mrs A.
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Burns Night  Empty Re: Burns Night

on Mon Jan 21 2019, 14:46
Well done RMJ. Burns Night  709307421
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