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History Scotland quiz - Scottish travel

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Test your knowledge of Scottish travel with the History Scotland quiz.

Q1. What is the name of the canal that was built between 1818 and 1828 to link Edinburgh
with the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk?

Q2. What was the name of the station at the west end of Edinburgh’s city centre, beside the Caledonian Hotel, which closed in 1965?

Q3. How many locks are there on the Caledonian Canal?

Q4. In which year was the Forth Rail Bridge opened?

Q5. What is the nearest railway station to St Andrews in Fife?

Q6. When and where did the last tram run in Scotland last century?

Q7. Which road in Scotland is most frequently blocked by snow in winter?

Q8. Which road crosses the border into England at Gretna Green?

Q9. Where was the hairpin bend known as ‘the Devil’s Elbow’ (now replaced by a safer, straighter  road)?

Q10. Before the Forth Road Bridge was built, what was the most easterly road bridge across the Forth?

HOW WELL DID YOU DO? CLICK HERE FOR THE SCOTTISH TRAVEL QUIZ ANSWERS

Questions taken from The Scottish Quiz Book published by Waverley Publishing at £5.99 – a collection of 3,000 thematically arranged questions covering all aspects of Scotland’s life.

Find out more about Scottish travel on the following pages:

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Ten free of charge attractions in Glasgow

Alternative Edinburgh visitor attractions

An expert guide to walking in the Angus Glens

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