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Scotland Quiz Questions and Answers For Your Next Virtual Pub Quiz

by Macca Sherifi

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From bothies to castles, it’s time to put your Scotland knowledge to the test with our Scotland quiz questions – see how many you get right!

scotland quiz questions

Do you know your bothies from your castles? What about the difference between William Wallace and Robert the Bruce? Then it’s time to test yourself with our Scotland quiz questions.

As it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to do a proper pub quiz any time soon, we thought we’d test your knowledge with this virtual pub quiz all about Scotland. But be warned – this quiz is hard. For example, Scotland is home to the biggest ‘what’ in the world? We bet you’ll never get that one. Also, if you don’t known the national animal of Scotland then that one might surprise you too!

We always feel that Scotland gets overlooked, so it’s time to shine a light on the country and put people through their paces. Whether you want to use our questions to host your very own Scotland quiz over Zoom, or test your brain power right now, we wish you luck. Our suggestion, pour yourself a wee dram to get in the zone!

Ready? Here we go…

scotland trivia questions

35 Scotland quiz questions

1. What is the name of the pouch worn in front of a kilt?

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

3. What is Scotland’s national animal?

4. What song is sung by the Scottish rugby team at Murrayfield before they play?

5. Law dictates that Scottish whisky must be matured for a minimum of how many years to become an official whisky?

6. Which famous Scottish figure was depicted in the 1995 film Braveheart?

7. Who is Scotland’s national poet?

8. On what date is St. Andrew’s Day?

9. The Gaelic for whisky is Uisge Beatha. What is its literal meaning – Water of Life, Spirit of Scotland or Heart-warming liquid?

10. Which soft drink is often described as “Scotland’s other national drink”?

11. What are known as the Scottish Stonehenge?

12. Which famous castle, one of the most visited in Scotland, sits on the shores of Loch Ness?

13. What is the capital of Shetland?

14. Which Scottish band had a hit with Why Does it Always Rain on Me?

15. The Scottish flag is called… ?

16. A ‘Munro’ is a Scottish mountain above which height – 2,000 ft, 3,000 ft or 4,000 ft?

17. At the Highland Games, what is the name of the event where you throw a giant log as far as you can?

18. Which sport originated in Scotland – Rugby, golf or football?

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

20. Which Roman emperor build a wall on the border of Scotland and England?

21. Which city shares its name with and Australian city?

22. Name the only Scottish Premiership club based in the actual city of Edinburgh?

23. Where was the capital of Scotland before Edinburgh?

24. Scotland is home to the world’s tallest what?

25. What is another name for the Golf Champion Trophy won at the Open Championship?

Scotland quiz: Picture round

scottish picture quiz

If you love picture rounds, don’t forget to check out our UK picture quiz now. It has 5 challenging picture rounds all relating to UK culture.


So, how many of these travel trivia questions do you think you got right? Did you find it easy or hard?

Right, it’s time for the answers. Fingers crossed you got more than 50%!

Scotland quiz: Questions and answers

1. What is the name of the pouch worn in front of a kilt? A sporran

2. Which body of water in Scotland contains more water than all the English and Welsh lakes put together? Loch Ness is the largest loch by volume – it contains 7,452 million cubic metres. Just about big enough for the Loch Ness Monster!

3. What is Scotland’s national animal? A unicorn

4. What song is sung by the Scottish rugby team at Murrayfield before they play? Flower of Scotland

5. Law dictates that Scottish whisky must be matured for a minimum of how many years to become an official whisky? 3 years

6. Which famous Scottish figure was depicted in the 1995 film Braveheart? William Wallace

7. Who is Scotland’s national poet? Robert Burns

8. On what date is St. Andrew’s Day? November 30th

9. The Gaelic for whisky is Uisge Beatha. What is its literal meaning – Water of Life, Spirit of Scotland or Heart-warming liquid? Water of life

10. Which soft drink is often described as “Scotland’s other national drink”? Irn Bru

11. What are known as the Scottish Stonehenge? The Clannish. You can read all about them here!

12. Which famous castle, one of the most visited in Scotland, sits on the shores of Loch Ness? Urquhart Castle

13. What is the capital of Shetland? Lerwick

14. Which Scottish band had a hit with Why Does it Always Rain on Me? Travis

15. The Scottish flag is called… ? The Saltire

16. A ‘Munro’ is a Scottish mountain above which height – 2,000 ft, 3,000 ft or 4,000 ft? 3,000 ft.

17. At the Highland Games, what is the name of the event where you throw a giant log as far as you can? Tossing the caber

18. Which sport originated in Scotland – Rugby, golf or football? Golf

19. Where would you find a chanter and a drone? On bagpipes

20. Which Roman emperor build a wall on the border of Scotland and England? Emperor Hadrian

21. Which city shares its name with and Australian city? Perth

22. Name the only Scottish Premiership club based in the actual city of Edinburgh? Hearts (Hibernian are based in Leith in the north of Edinburgh)

23. Where was the capital of Scotland before Edinburgh? Scone. This is a small town near Perth.

24. Scotland is home to the world’s tallest what? A hedge. You can learn more about the Meikleour Beech Hedge here!

25. What is another name for the Golf Champion Trophy won at the Open Championship? The Claret Jug

Scottish quiz: Picture round answers

1. Clyde Bridge

2. Edinburgh Castle

3. Glenfinnan Viaduct

4. The Kelpies

5. Quiraing, Isle of Skye

6. Forth Bridge

7. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

8. Eilean Donan Castle

9. Arthur’s Seat

10. Falkirk Wheel


In total there are 35 points up for grabs. What we want to know is how many points did you get? You can let us know in the comments below!

Did you enjoy our Scotland quiz? If so, share it with your friends and family! Test them and see how they do. Alternatively, you can share it on social media too.

Also, if you enjoyed this quiz, make sure you check out our quizzes about Great Britain, England and Wales. Our Great Britain quiz is huge with over 50 questions so see how many you can get right! Plus, if the picture round is always your favourite round, check out our UK picture quiz now. It has 5 challenging picture rounds all relating to UK culture. 

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