Scottish Quotations Quiz

Cat Ridgeway By Cat Ridgeway, 28th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Scottish Quotations Quiz

Test your knowledge of Scots and/or Scotland with this list of twelve quotations. Who said ….

1) We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.

2) O, wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!


The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley,

3) Kilt, n. – a costume sometimes worn by Scotsmen in America and Americans in Scotland.

4) There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.

5) When Donald Trump has finished his awful golf course, Scotland will look even more stupid than his hair.

6) It's not difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine.

7) Bonjourrr, yah cheese-eatin' surrender monkeys!

8) Anybody applying for the Scotland job should go get themselves checked out by about 15 psychiatrists.

9) There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter


Never trust a man, who, when left alone with a tea cosy .... doesn't try it on.

10) My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.

11) It's hell with that big beard and stuff. That's the one bit I don't like. Either you take out at lunch or you don't eat. So I opted not to eat, 'cause having to put it on twice is horrific.

12) And if I haver,
yeah I know I´m gonna be,
I´m gonna be the man
who´s havering to you ….


1) Voltaire, French philosopher

2) Robert Burns, Scottish poet

3) Ambrose Bierce, American writer

4) James M. Barrie, Scottish writer

5) Jeremy Clarkson, English television presenter (BBC ‘Top Gear’)

6) P.G. Wodehouse, English writer

7) Groundskeeper Willie, Scottish character from The Simpsons

8) Martin O'Neill, former (Glasgow) Celtic manager

9) Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian

10) Mike Myers, Canadian actor

11) Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Hagrid in the Harry Potter films)

12) Proclaimers, Scottish indie pop band


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