Scottish Trivia

Scottish Trivia competition. Every week, till August 17th, we will post a picture of something Scottish (place, person, fact, etc)., both here and on FaceBook.  We will draw a winner from all the correct answers on the following Monday.  E-mail your answers to  scottrivia@gmail.com    You will only be allowed to win a maximum of 2 times. The winner's name will be published here and on FaceBook.

Can you name the Castle in this picture, to win a free ticket to this year's Cobourg Highland Games.

The winner will receive 1 free ticket, and contestants can only win a maximum of 2 tickets. As we are also running this on FaceBook, we will accept answers through our e-mail : scottrivia@gmail.com.

Last week's picture was of "Greyfriers Bobby". The ticket winner was Lisa Crowe. Lisa can pick up her ticket at Nessie's Gift & British Fare in Cobourg

Next winner's name will be drawn on April 6th (National Tartan Day)

The Unicorn is Scotland's national animal

Scotland is praised for its first-class golf

courses but St Andrews takes the crown as the world's 'Home of Golf'. Although King James banned golf in 1457, the first written record of the sport in St Andrews was 1552.

The World's shortest commercial flight is from Westray, Orkney to the island of Papa. The distance is less than 2 miles, and only takes a couple of minutes

"Braveheart" was actually the nickname given to Robert the Bruce (pictured) not William Wallace

Edinburgh was the first city in the world to have a Fire Brigade

The deepest Loch in Scotland is Loch Morar which reaches a depth of 1077 feet (328 m)

It is the 17th deepest lake (loch) in the world

It is also home to "Morag" a 30 foot long monster, not unlike its famous cousin "Nessie"

It first appeared in August 1969, supposedly attacking 2 fishermen, who described it as having 3 humps and a snake like head. No mention if they were given a breath test.

Here is a video explaining the origins of the Highland Games

New Date. Games Postponed Till August 29th

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