Burns Night

Scotland's national bard

Every 25th of January Scots from up and down the country celebrate the birth of their popular poet, Robert Burns. Born in the 18th Century, in his relatively short life, Burns captured people's hearts with songs and odes inspired by the ordinary lives of the  Scottish peasants and farmers he grew up with. In recent years, the holiday is marked by a more general nostalgia for all things Scottish. How much do you really know about Scotland?  Take this quiz to find out!

True or False?

1:  On Burns Night, people traditionally eat a dish called "Haggis", a kind of black pudding inside a sheep's stomach.

2:  Edinburgh is Scotland's largest city.

3:  Many famous inventors came from Scotland, including John Logie Baird, the inventor of the television.

4:  Loch Ness is a very popular body of water in Scotland. It's famous for a rare breed of pink dolphin.

5:  William Wallace was a real historical character, portrayed in the Hollywood movie by Clint Eastwood.

Answers: 1: True 2: False (It's Glasgow) 3: True 4: False (It's famous for a monster) 5: False (Mel Gibson plays this role).