Scotland Council Quiz - City of Edinburgh

Can you guess these facts about the Scottish council area of City of Edinburgh?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 22, 2021
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Affectionate nickname for Edinburgh, so given because of how the smoke-covered
Old Town area appeared when viewed from the surrounding countryside
Auld Reekie
Official residence of the British monarch in Scotland
Holyrood Palace
Former Royal yacht which is now permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal in Leith
Rock duo from Leith, formed in 1983 by twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid
The Proclaimers
Major thoroughfare and shopping street, stretching from Lothian Road to Leith Street
Princes Street
Fountainbridge actor who became famous as the first person to play James Bond on film
Sean Connery
Edinburgh born scientist who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation
James Clerk Maxwell
Edinburgh's principal railway station which was first opened in 1846
Edinburgh has a statue of this US President to commemorate the Scots who fought on
behalf of the Union during the American Civil War
Abraham Lincoln
This sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, is now in the National Museum of Scotland
Annual military performance of music and theatrical displays held at Edinburgh Castle
Royal Edinburgh
Military Tattoo
Annual celebration of arts and culture, held as an alternative to the official festival
The Fringe
Edinburgh born track cyclist who was 11 times world and 6 times Olympic champion
Chris Hoy
Born in Merchiston Tower, this mathematician is best known for his work on logarithms
John Napier
Historic medieval cannon or 'bombard' which is located in Edinburgh Castle
Mons Meg
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