Test your knowledge of Scotland with our fascinating and fun facts!


  • The sand on the Oa Peninsula, Islay, sings when walked across – if the grains are rounded silica between 0.1 to 0.5 mm in diameter and have the right humidity.

  • A wapenshaw – literally “weapon show” – was a gathering and review of the troops in each district of Scotland by the local chieftain.




  • It is technically illegal to fly the Lion Rampant without royal permission, as Scotland’s unofficial flag belongs to the monarch.



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