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Scotland Council Quiz - South Lanarkshire

Can you guess these facts about the Scottish council area of South Lanarkshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 22, 2021
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Largest town in South Lanarkshire which was the first designated 'new town' in Scotland
East Kilbride
Mark McManus from South Lanarkshire was best known for playing a tough Glaswegian
detective in this long running TV series
Taggart
Large town and administrative centre of the South Lanarkshire council area
Hamilton
Rutherglen born Robbie Coltrane went on to play this character in the Harry Potter films
Hagrid
Large restored cotton mill and village complex which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
New Lanark
Royal Navy Admiral Thomas Cochrane from Annsfield also commanded the navies of these
two South American countries during their battles for independence in the 19th century
Chile and Brazil
The town of Biggar traditionally holds a large bonfire for this annual celebration
Hogmanay
Town in South Lanarkshire with the same name as a large city in Malawi
Blantyre
Victorian physician from South Lanarkshire who became famous as an explorer in Africa
David
Livingstone
The Lowther Hills in the southern part South Lanarkshire is the source of this major river
Clyde
County town of the historical county of Lanarkshire
Lanark
Sucessful rally driver from Lanark who in 1995 became the World Rally Championship
Drivers' title. He died in a helicopter crash in 2007
Colin McRae
Isolated hill near Thankerton in the Southern Uplands which is popular for hanggliding
Tinto Hill
Village best known for its railway station, a major junction on the West Coast Main Line
Carstairs
The son of South Lanarkshire born priest, Charles Dodgson, found fame writing about the
adventures of this young girl
Alice (in
Wonderland)
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