ScotlandScotland lost the greatest number of soldiers per head of population in WW1.

The name Scotland derives from the word “Scoti” a Celtic tribe who migrated from Ireland to Scotland in the 5th and 6th Centuries.

John Logie Baird inventor of the television transmitted the first pictures from a room in the Central Hotel in Glasgow.

Hamilton Mausoleum near Glasgow has the longest echo in Europe, it lasts 15 seconds.

Britain’s highest mountain is in Scotland, Ben Nevis (height 4406ft).

Scotland is the only country in Europe where Coca Cola is not the best selling soft Drink. The best selling soft drink is “Irn Bru” made by the Barr Company.

Edinburgh was the first city in the world to have its own fire service.

There are over 450 golf courses in Scotland.

The Gaelic word for Whisky is Uisge Beatha (pronounced oosh-ga beh-huh) and means Water of Life.

The only snake found in Scotland is the Adder.

Scotland has 857 offshore Islands mainly on the West Coast.

Bagpipes aren’t Scottish – they were invented in Iran.