Q-Aye! – The Scottish Facts You Need To Know | Part 11

Put yourself to the test with our list of 30 essential weird and wonderful Scotland facts. How many do you know?

Scottish bats provide the Queen with an interesting form of entertainment…

 

51 Ebenezer Place in Wick is the world’s shortest street. It measures 6ft.9 inches (2.06 metres). It has only one address, the front door of No 1 Bistro.

 

52 Golf legend and four time Open champion Old Tom Morris died in 1908 by falling into a coal bin at the back of the clubhouse in St Andrews.

 

53 When in Balmoral, the Queen likes to catch the bats that live in the upper reaches of the great hall. She does this with the aid of a footman, and a large net on a long pole. The bats are then released.

 

54 In south-east Scotland 40% of the population carry one of the three common red hair genes.

 

55  In 1997, Hollywood actor, Gerard Butler broke off from a picnic with his mum at Taymouth Castle in Kenmore to save a young boy from drowning in the River Tay.

 

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