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Scottish Lochs and Glens Quiz

Here are 20 questions to test your general knowledge of the beautiful lochs and glens of Scotland. 20 Questions.

 
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1

Which song about a Scottish loch opens with the line, ‘By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes?’

  • Loch Maree
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Ness
  • Loch Awe

2

In which county is Loch Inver located?

  • Stirlingshire
  • Ross & Cromarty
  • Perthshire
  • Sutherland

3

In which loch would you take a trip on the small ship, ‘Lady of the Lake?’

  • Loch Long
  • Loch Garten
  • Loch Katrine
  • Loch Fyne

4

What is unusual about Loch Faskally in Perth & Kinross?

  • It's man-made
  • It requires constant replenishing
  • No fish exists in its waters
  • It has a constant temperature of 21 degrees C

5

Which loch sits in the Cairngorm National Park and is enclosed by mountains on three sides?

  • Loch Fyne
  • Loch Ewe
  • Loch Einich
  • Loch Etive

6

Which famous castle is situated in Loch Duich with Lochs Long and Alsh close by?

  • Glamis Castle
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Crathes Castle

7

Loch Coruisk is located on which Scottish island?

  • Skye
  • Mull
  • Rum
  • Islay

8

Loch Ard is famous for being the location of what?

  • Birthplace of Sir Walter Scott
  • Military base of the Black Watch regiment
  • Rob Roy’s cave
  • The oldest tree in the world

9

Which famous theosophist and occultist had a cottage on the banks of Loch Ness?

  • Henry Steel Olcott
  • Madame Helena Blavatsky
  • Annie Besant
  • Alistair Crowley

10

The eastern shore of which loch houses the Faslane Naval Base?

  • Loch Goil
  • Loch Dochart
  • Loch Rannoch
  • Gare Loch

11

Which glen appears in Sir Walter Scott’s ‘The Lady of the Lake?’

  • Glen Fruin
  • Glen Garry
  • Glen Artney
  • Glen Clova

12

Glen Nevis was used to film several scenes from which famous Scottish movie?

  • Gregory’s Girl
  • Braveheart
  • Local Hero
  • Rob Roy

13

Glenshee is a magical piece of Scotland. Up until the 1800s, its inhabitants were called what?

  • The Devils of Glenshee
  • The Witches of Glenshee
  • The Elves of Glenshee
  • The Ghosts of Glenshee

14

Which clan occupied the countryside of Glencoe during the 1600s?

  • McDonalds
  • Campbells
  • Drummonds
  • MacMillans

15

The castle on the island of Loch Leven was built around when?

  • 1650
  • 1415
  • 1720
  • 1300

16

Glen Devon runs east through which set of Scottish hills?

  • Lammermuir Hills
  • Ochil Hills
  • Campsie Fells
  • Pentland Hills

17

The valley of Glenfarclas contains a distillery which produces some of Scotland’s finest malt whiskies. But what is the literal translation of the name?

  • Valley of the Spey
  • Valley of the Glens
  • Valley of the Ancients
  • Valley of the Green Grass

18

The ‘Great Glen’, running from Inverness to Fort William, is also called by what alternative name?

  • Glen Stuart
  • Glen Caledon
  • Glen Albyn
  • Glen Buich

19

The BBC Scotland programme drama, ‘Monarch of the Glen’, is filmed in which ficticious village?

  • Glengoil
  • Glenbuckle
  • Glenbogle
  • Glenshugle

20

According to legend, Glen Lyon, located in Perth & Kinross, was the birthplace of who?

  • Admiral Horatio Nelson
  • Pontius Pilate
  • Howard Hughes
  • Charles Darwin

 

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