The Best Scotland Quiz: 55 Scottish Questions and Answers for your trivia night!

Looking for an awesome Scotland quiz for your next trivia night? We’ve got you covered!

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and exploring it is an amazing experience. Whether you are from Scotland or just love this place, you will enjoy these Scotland quiz questions and answers.

We selected a variety of questions including funny Scottish questions, geography, history and of course, a picture quiz about Scotland!

So, are you ready to start playing? Let’s go!

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Scotland Quiz Questions and Answers

Scotland Quiz Questions

Let’s start with the questions! This Scotland Quiz includes 5 rounds of trivia questions about Scotland, Scottish culture, geography, history and books and movies. After that, you will find a picture round about the famous landmarks in Scotland.


Round 1: Scotland General Knowledge Trivia

For the first round, we will go back to basics. All these general knowledge questions are all about Scotland!

  1. What is the national animal of Scotland?
  2. What is the name of Scotland’s Saint Patron?
  3. Which sport was invented in Scotland?
  4. Which colours are on the Scottish flag?
  5. What is the name of the Scottish flag?
  6. Which famous annual festival takes place in August in Edinburgh?
  7. What is the name of the breed of cattle found in the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides?
  8. How many people live in Scotland?
  9. Is Scotland smaller or bigger than Belgium?
  10. How many counties are there in Scotland?

Round 2: Scottish culture Trivia

If you love all things Scottish, this trivia round will be perfect for you!

  1. What is the most popular soft drink in Scotland?
  2. What are the 3 officially recognised languages in Scotland?
  3. What is haggis made of?
  4. What’s the name of the famous Scottish pattern?
  5. What is Scotland national instrument?
  6. How many years must a Scottish Whiskey mature to be considered Whiskey?
  7. What is the Loch Ness Monster’s nickname?
  8. Which piece of clothing is typically Scottish?

Round 3: Music, Books, Movies & TV Shows in Scotland Questions

Did you know that a lot of movies and books were inspired or made in Scotland? Scotland has also given to the world fantastic actors and musicians. In this third round, it’s time to get your entertainment knowledge up to speed!

  1. On which Scottish Island did George Orwell write 1984?
  2. In which American TV show did Scottish actor, Kevin McKidd, play a surgeon?
  3. What is the name of real-life Hogwarts Express?
  4. Which Scottish actor portrayed James Bond?
  5. Which Scottish actress played in both Downtown Abbey and Game of Thrones?
  6. Which Scottish artist sang “someone you loved”?
  7. Which famous British chef was born in Johnstone, Scotland?
  8. In “How I met your mother”, Ted and Marshall always listen to the same song in the car (from a Scottish duo). Which one is it?

Round 4: Scotland Geography Quiz

Calling all the geography nerds for this one! In this round, you will discover awesome geography questions about Scotland.

  1. What is the biggest lake in Scotland?
  2. How many islands are there in Scotland? A – 50 islands; B – 370 islands; C – 790 islands
  3. What is the deepest loch in Scotland?
  4. What is the highest mountain in Scotland?
  5. What is the longest river in Scotland?
  6. Which Scottish city shares its name with a major Australian city?
  7. What is the biggest city in Scotland (by population)?
  8. How many cities are there in Scotland?
  9. How long is the royal mile in Edinburgh?
  10. What is the name of the wall between Scotland and England?

Round 5: Scotland History Quiz

Are you a history lover? You will enjoy this round then! Here is a selection of questions about the history of Scotland!

  1. What was the capital of Scotland before Edinburgh?
  2. Who was Scotland’s First Minister in 2020?
  3. What is the oldest university in Scotland?
  4. Who was Mary of Scots’ first husband?
  5. In which year were the crowns of Scotland and England united?
  6. Who was the longest reigning Scottish monarch?
  7. When did Christmas Day become a National Holiday in Scotland?
  8. What is the percentage of people who voted against Scottish Independence in the 2014 referendum?
  9. Did Scotland vote for or against Brexit?

Round 6: Scotland Picture Quiz

This Scotland Picture Round is all about famous landmarks. You will find a selection of both natural and man-made landmarks in Scotland. Name them for 1 point each. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also identify their location for a bonus point.

Landmarks in Scotland Picture Quiz

Scotland Quiz Answers

Round 1: Scotland General Knowledge Answers

  1. Unicorn
  2. St Andrew
  3. Golf
  4. White and blue
  5. Saltire
  6. Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  7. Highland Cow
  8. 5.5 million
  9. Bigger (twice as big actually)
  10. 33 counties

Round 2: Scottish culture Answers

  1. Iron Bru
  2. English, Scots and Scottish Gaelic
  3. Sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, and stomach (or sausage casing); onion, oatmeal, suet, spices
  4. Tartan
  5. Bagpipe
  6. 3 years
  7. Nessie
  8. Quilt

Round 3: Music, Books, Movies & TV Shows in Scotland Questions

  1. Jura
  2. Grey’s Anatomy
  3. The Jacobite
  4. Sean Connery
  5. Rose Leslie
  6. Lewis Capaldi
  7. Gordon Ramsay
  8. I’m gonna be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers

Round 4: Scotland Geography Answers

  1. Loch Lomond
  2. 790 islands
  3. Loch Morar (1,077ft (328m) deep)
  4. Ben Nevis
  5. River Tay (119 miles)
  6. Perth
  7. Glasgow
  8. Seven
  9. 1.8 km (1.11 mile)
  10. Hadrian’s wall

Round 5: Scotland History Answers

  1. Perth
  2. Nicola Sturgeon
  3. Saint Andrews University
  4. Francis II of France
  5. 1707
  6. King David II of Scotland (42 years on the throne)
  7. 1958
  8. 55.3 %
  9. Against. 62 % voted to remain within the European Union

Round 6: Scotland Picture Quiz Answers

  1. Edinburgh Castle
  2. Glenfinnan Viaduct
  3. Greyfriars Bobby
  4. Fingal’s Cave
  5. Stirling Castle
  6. The Standing Stones of Callanish
  7. The Old Man of Hoy
  8. Scott Monument
  9. The Kelpies
  10. Forth Bridge


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