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Scottish Stats and Facts

Posted by susanclark on January 17, 2021

Scotland is rich with history, culture, beautiful scenery and fantastic people.  It’s a country that people love to visit time and time again and we are very lucky to live there.

We’re looking forward to being able to show you all around our amazing Country again soon but in the meantime,  how many of these facts about Scotland do you know…..?

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  • There are 5.4 million living in of Scotland.
  • The Royal Tennis Court at Falkland Palace is claimed to be the oldest tennis court in the world.
  • Loch Lomond is the largest lake by surface area in Great Britain
     
  • There are 14 Scottish universities some of which are the oldest universities in the world.
  • The unicorn is the official national animal of Scotland
  • Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland
  • The thistle the national symbol of Scotland.
  • Scotland has almost 800 islands - less than 100 of these are permanently inhabited.
  • The bagpipe is Scotlands national instrument
  • Glencoe features in the James Bond film Skyfall when Daniel Craig and Judi Dench escaped north in his Aston Martin DB5.
  • There are around 3000 castles in Scotland
  • The first recorded sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was in 565AD!
  • 39 bottles of Scotch Whisky are shipped overseas from Scotland every second 
  • The Old Course at St Andrews Links is the oldest golf course in the world.
  • Elvis Presley landed at Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire for 2 hours, after completing his national service. It was his only visit to the UK.

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