25 Scotland Trivia Quiz Questions & Answers

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Scotland is known for its rolling hills, deep lochs, interesting food, fun cities, and the banter but there is more to this beautiful country so we’ve created Scotland trivia questions on general knowledge, geography, history, and landmarks.

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Free Scotland Trivia Quiz Questions

Scotland Quiz General Knowledge Questions

1. Which of the following best describes the Scotland flag?

  • Red and white cross
  • Blue and white cross
  • Red lion and white background
  • Red dragon and white background

2. What language is spoken in Scotland?

  • Scottish
  • Latin
  • Celtic
  • Gaelic

3. What is the national animal of Scotland?

  • Lion
  • Deer
  • Nessie
  • Unicorn

4. What is the capital of Scotland?

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Stirling
  • Inverness

5. What currency is used in Scotland?

  • Pound Sterling
  • Pound Scots
  • Dollar
  • Euro

Scotland Quiz Geography Questions

1. What country is to the southwest of Scotland?

  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway

2. What is the most populated city in Scotland?

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Dundee
  • Aberdeen 

3. How many national parks does Scotland have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

4. Which mountain is not located in Scotland?

  • Ben Nevis
  • Buachaille Etive Mor
  • Goat Fell
  • Snowdon

Bonus points if you can order them from the tallest peak!

5. Which of the following rivers does not run through Scotland?

  • Tyne
  • Tay
  • Forth
  • Clyde

Scotland Quiz History Questions

1. When did Scotland become part of the UK?

  • 1701
  • 1707
  • 1710
  • 1717

2. Which of the following has not been the capital of Scotland?

  • Scone
  • Stirling
  • Glasgow
  • Dunfermline

3. What percentage of estates did Scots own in Jamaica during the Transatlantic Slave Trade?

  • 30%
  • 25%
  • 10%
  • 1%

4. Where did the the July 2007 terror attack take place in Scotland?

  • Glasgow Central Station
  • Glasgow Underground
  • Glasgow Bus Station
  • Glasgow Airport

5. What was legalized in 2014 in Scotland?

  • Marijuana
  • Same sex marriage
  • Free * prescriptions
  • No smoking in public places

*Free at the point of use, paid for through taxation

Scotland Quiz Culture Questions

1. What Scottish food is predominantly made from the liver, heart, and lungs of a sheep?

  • Smokie
  • Haggis
  • Porridge
  • Black pudding

2. How long is the West Highland Way hike?

  • 71 miles
  • 96 miles
  • 109 miles
  • 120 miles

3. Who has not been the First Minister of Scotland?

  • Nicola Sturgeon
  • Gordon Brown
  • Alex Salmond
  • Donald Dewar

4. “A lassie took me to a ball, and it was slippery in the hall, and I was feared that I would fall” are lyrics from which song?

  • Loch Lomond by Runrig
  • Scotland by The Lumineers
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
  • Donald Where’s Your Troosers? by Andy Stewart

Try our challenging music quizzes which feature decades such as 60s and 70s!

5. Which of the following has Scotland not hosted?

  • MTV Europe Music Awards
  • Commonwealth Games
  • MotoGP
  • Ryder Cup

Scotland Quiz Landmark Questions 

1. What would you find at The Helix?

  • Highland cow
  • Loch Ness monster
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • The Kelpies

2. Where would you find Seacliff, John Muir Way and Tantallon Castle?

  • Isle of Mull
  • East Lothian
  • South Ayrshire
  • East Renfrewshire

3. Which of the following towns is not in Scotland?

  • Dull
  • Twat
  • Peiness
  • Bitchfield

4. What does Glenfinnan Viaduct, Victoria Street and Greyfriars Kirk have in common?

  • Outlander filming location
  • Harry Potter book inspiration locations
  • Ian Rankin novel locations
  • Trainspotting filming locations

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5. What kind of bridge is the Forth Bridge?

  • Cantilever
  • Arch
  • Truss
  • Suspension

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Scotland General Knowledge Quiz Answers 

1. Which of the following best describes the Scotland flag?

  • Red and white cross
  • Blue and white cross
  • Red lion and white background
  • Red dragon and white background

Scotland Trivia: The Scotland flag is also known as the St Andrew’s Cross or the Saltire.

It has a blue background with a white diagonal cross through it.

Tenerife in the Canaries, Spain has a similar flag!

2. What language is spoken in Scotland?

  • Scottish
  • Latin
  • Celtic
  • Gaelic

Scotland Trivia: The three main languages of Scotland are English, Scottish Gaelic, and Scots.

The majority of Scots speak English with only 1.1% of locals speaking Gaelic, mostly in the Highlands and Islands.

Some in the Lowlands of Scotland have adopted the language of Scots.

That’s not all!

There are over 170 languages spoken all over the country including Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Polish.

3. What is the national animal of Scotland?

  • Lion
  • Deer
  • Nessie
  • Unicorn

4. What is the capital of Scotland?

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Stirling
  • Inverness

5. What currency is used in Scotland?

  • Pound Sterling
  • Pound Scots
  • Dollar
  • Euro

Scotland Trivia: You can use British or Scottish notes in Scotland but to the annoyance of Scots, some businesses in England won’t accept Scottish notes!

Scots are more likely to pay for goods and services via debit and credit cards or by using their wallets on their mobile/cell phones.

Cash is used less each year.

Scotland Quiz Geography Answers

1. What country is to the southwest of Scotland?

  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway

2. What is the most populated city in Scotland?

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Dundee
  • Aberdeen 

3. How many national parks does Scotland have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Scotland Trivia: Scotland has two national parks, were you as surprised as us?

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park which was established in 2002.

Cairngorms National Park was established in 2003 and extended in 2010.

4. Which mountain is not located in Scotland?

  • Ben Nevis (4,411 ft)
  • Buachaille Etive Mor (3,351 ft)
  • Goat Fell (2,687ft)
  • Snowdon (3,560 ft)

Did you get the order of height correct?

Scotland Trivia: Scotland’s mountains are referred to as Munros.

To be classified as a munro, a hill’s elevation should be more than 3,000 ft

Ben Nevis is the highest Munro in Scotland at 4,411 ft.

Goat Fell in Arran is just a little too short to be classified as a Munro.

Snowdon is located in Wales, not Scotland.

5. Which of the following rivers does not run through Scotland?

  • Tyne
  • Tay
  • Forth
  • Clyde

Scotland Trivia: The River Tay, Forth and Clyde all run through Scotland whereas the River Tyne is located around Newcastle in England.

Scotland Quiz History Answers

1. When did Scotland become part of the UK?

  • 1701
  • 1707
  • 1710
  • 1717

2. Which of the following has not been the capital of Scotland?

  • Scone
  • Stirling
  • Glasgow
  • Dunfermline

Scotland Trivia: While Glasgow has never been Scotland’s official capital city, it has been awarded the titles of European Capital of Culture and the UNESCO City of Music.

Scone Palace, near Perth, was the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots.

Stirling, another of Scotland’s ancient capitals, witnessed the Scottish Wars of Independence and the Jacobite Risings.

Dunfermline, another of Scotland’s historic capitals, is home to the Tomb Of King Robert The Bruce which is located in its Abbey.

3. What percentage of estates did Scots own in Jamaica during the Transatlantic Slave Trade?

  • 30%
  • 25%
  • 10%
  • 1%

Scotland Trivia: In 1796, Scots owned nearly 30 per cent of the estates in Jamaica where black enslaved people produced sugar, cotton and tobacco.

Much of Glasgow’s old wealth can to attributed to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and many of the street names, buildings and monuments in both Glasgow and Edinburgh are linked to slavery.

4. Where did the the July 2007 terror attack take place in Scotland?

  • Glasgow Central Station
  • Glasgow Underground
  • Glasgow Bus Station
  • Glasgow Airport

5. What was legalized in 2014 in Scotland?

  • Marijuana
  • Same sex marriage
  • Free * prescriptions
  • No smoking in public places

*Free at the point of use, paid for through taxation

Scotland Quiz Culture Answers

1. What Scottish food is predominantly made from the liver, heart, and lungs of a sheep?

  • Smokie
  • Haggis
  • Porridge
  • Black pudding

2. How long is the West Highland Way hike?

  • 71 miles
  • 96 miles
  • 109 miles
  • 120 miles

Scotland Trivia: The West Highland Way is a 96-mile hike that starts in Milngavie, just outside of Glasgow and ends in Fort William in the Highlands.

Most hikers take around six days to complete the hike.

3. Who has not been the First Minister of Scotland?

  • Nicola Sturgeon
  • Gordon Brown
  • Alex Salmond
  • Donald Dewar

4. “A lassie took me to a ball, and it was slippery in the hall, and I was feared that I would fall” are lyrics from which song?

  • Loch Lomond by Runrig
  • Scotland by The Lumineers
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
  • Donald Where’s Your Troosers? by Andy Stewart

Try our challenging music quizzes which feature decades such as 60s and 70s!

5. Which of the following has Scotland not hosted?

  • MTV Europe Music Awards
  • Commonwealth Games
  • MotoGP
  • Ryder Cup

Scotland Quiz Landmark Answers 

1. What would you find at The Helix?

  • Highland cow
  • Loch Ness monster
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • The Kelpies

Scotland Trivia: The 30m high Kelpies are located at The Helix in Falkirk!

Created by sculptor Andy Scott, the structures are open all year round and light up at night!

2. Where would you find Seacliff, John Muir Way and Tantallon Castle?

  • Isle of Mull
  • East Lothian
  • South Ayrshire
  • East Renfrewshire

3. Which of the following towns is not in Scotland?

  • Dull
  • Twat
  • Peiness
  • Bitchfield

Scotland Trivia: Dull is in Perthshire, Twat is in Shetland and Peiness in Skye.

Bitchfield is in Lincolnshire, England.

4. What does Glenfinnan Viaduct, Victoria Street and Greyfriars Kirk have in common?

  • Outlander filming location
  • Harry Potter book inspiration locations
  • Ian Rankin novel locations
  • Trainspotting filming locations

You may also like our fun TV quizzes!

5. What kind of bridge is the Forth Bridge?

  • Cantilever
  • Arch
  • Truss
  • Suspension

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