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Scotland Council Quiz - East Renfrewshire

Can you guess these facts about the Scottish council area of East Renfrewshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 23, 2021
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Affluent suburban town and administrative centre of East Renfrewshire
Giffnock
Former Prime Minister of the UK, born in the above town in 1951
Gordon Brown
Thornliebank born Jim McCormick went on to be a major league player in this sport
Baseball
The only motorway which passes through East Renfrewshire
M77
Production of yarn and cloth from this natural plant product provided much employment in
East Renfrewshire in the 18th and 19th centuries
Cotton
Suburban town and the largest settlement in East Renfrewshire
Newton Mearns
'Winnie' Drinkwater, from Waterfoot, became the first woman in the world to hold this type of commercial licence
Pilot
Rock guitarist from Clarkston, best known as a member of Thin Lizzy and Motorhead
Brian Robertson
In May 1941 this pilot, the Deputy Fuhrer of Germany, parachuted from his crashing aircraft and landed at Floors Farm near Eaglesham, where he was captured
Rudolf Hess
Located on Eaglesham Moor, Whitelee 'Farm' produces energy from this renewable source
Wind
Football player who grew up in East Renfrewshire. He went on to play 493 games for Aberdeen
and 77 times for Scotland and also managed the national team
Alex McLeish
Town in East Renfrewshire, around 8 miles south-west of Glasgow city centre
Barrhead
Shanks Holdings Limited, established in East Renfrewshire in 1878, merged with a competitor
in 1969 to create this famous brand name sanitary engineering company
Armitage Shanks
Eaglesham Moor is a large area of this material comprised of partially decayed organic matter
Peat
1350 acre country park shared between East Renfrewshire and Glasgow
Dams to Darnley
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