Q-Aye Scotland facts

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


  • The motto of the Stuart dynasty and the Order of the Thistle was inspired by the thistle itself. Nemo me impune lacessit – no-one provokes me with impunity!

  • One of the gargoyles on the historic 13th Century Paisley Abbey is an alien. It was added during renovation work in the 1990s.


  • At the age of 15, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly left school with not one but two engineering qualifications – it turns out he had collected the second, which belonged to a classmate named Connell, by mistake.


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