Geography of Scotland

Can you answer these questions about the geography of Scotland?
Try also the England, Ireland and Wales versions
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Last updated: February 2, 2021
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What is the capital of Scotland?
Edinburgh
On what ocean inlet does the above lie?
Firth of Forth
What is the word for lake in Scotland?
Loch
What is Scotland's largest lake by surface area?
Loch Lomond
What is its largest lake by volume? (Hint: some people think there is a monster lurking there)
Loch Ness
On what northern archipelago would you find the town of Kirkwall?
Orkney
What island chain lies about 80 km northeast of the above?
Shetland
What is the most populous city in Scotland?
Glasgow
On what river does that city lie?
River Clyde
What is the tallest mountain in Scotland, and also Great Britain?
Ben Nevis
What sea lies between Scotland and Norway?
North Sea
What is known as the "Granite City"?
Aberdeen
What island chain off the northwest coast consists of "Inner" and "Outer" parts?
Hebrides
What is the largest island of the "Inner" part of the above, home to Clan MacLeod?
Skye
What is the largest island of the "Outer" part?
Lewis and Harris
What was the ancient Roman name for Scotland?
Caledonia
What city is considered the "capital" of the Scottish Highlands?
Inverness
What major Australian city takes its name from a city in Scotland?
Perth
On what river, Scotland's longest, is the above city located?
River Tay
What is the term for the language/dialect spoken in the Scottish lowlands which includes
words like "Aye", "Auld", and "Bonnie"?
Scots
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Level 92
Jan 8, 2021
Hiya, do you mean 'Clan MacLeod' as opposed to 'Cland MacLeord'?
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Level 79
Jan 8, 2021
Isn't it Clan MacLeod and not Cland MacLeord? I know they speak a bit funny up there, but ya dinnae spelt it rate.
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2021
Th' wee mistake haes noo bin fixed
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Level 82
Jan 8, 2021
I still see Cland.
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Level 92
Jan 8, 2021
'Mon Quizzmaster, yer Scots isnae up tae scritch!
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Level 76
Jan 8, 2021
Hoots - yer need tae accept lallans fer yon last bonnie answer yer cheeky wee besom.
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
That was my first thought as well...
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Level 74
Jan 8, 2021
Enjoyable quiz. In addition to the Australian question, you could also ask which major Malawian city takes it's name from a town in Scotland? Or which major Zambian city takes its name from a famous Scottish explorer (born in the above town)?
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Level 80
Jan 8, 2021
New Zealand as well.
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Level 31
Jan 25, 2021
still can't believe new zealand named one of their cities hamilton lol of all places
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Level 54
Feb 2, 2021
Livingston?
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Level 53
Jun 4, 2022
Blantyre
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2021
The spirit of the people from Scotland is far beyond the spirit of the Western Europe :)
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Level 76
Jan 8, 2021
I think you mean spirits
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Level 55
Feb 2, 2021
'Scots' is far too broad an answer for the last question, there are various types of Scots. I tried 'Lowland Scots' which you didn't accept (called 'lallands,' or 'lallans'). 'Scots' is an adjective that means much more than a dialect. Misleading.
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Level 70
Feb 2, 2021
I disagree personally. I think it's quite obviously scots and think most Scottish people would agree.

I personally have never heard anyone call it any other term

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Level 64
Feb 2, 2021
I couldn't think what they wanted for the last answer, so based on the three examples, answered Geordie!
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2021
I'm from lowland Scotland, and we just call it Scots, nothing else.
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2021
If you're ever seeking to add a question, you could ask for the name of Scotland in Gaelic (Alba)!
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Level 61
Feb 3, 2021
I kept typing that for the Roman name because I couldn't think of the Roman name :)
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2021
Tried Kamala and Harris. Did not work unfortunately D:
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Level 76
Feb 2, 2021
Mee tooo
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Level 86
Feb 2, 2021
Hmmm, so New Caledonia and Nova Scotia mean the same thing? ;)
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Level 76
Feb 2, 2021
Hmm, so it does! 🤔😮
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Level 76
Feb 2, 2021
The 70% of quiz takers who did not get Lewis should have listened to "Letter from America" by The Proclaimers more closely.
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Level 78
Aug 27, 2021
The answers for the largest lakes gives away Loch. Maybe just have the answers say "Lomond" and "Ness"
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Level 48
Apr 15, 2022
For some reason, I always thought that Loch Ness was in Norway.