SCOTS Heritage Magazine - - Questions And Answers -

1A gorda holds 700 litres of whisky. A huge cask, gor­das are most of­ten used for mar­ry­ing dif­fer­ent whiskies, but are oc­ca­sion­ally used to ma­ture whisky.

2The Devil’s Stair­case, which crosses the Aonach Ea­gach ridge, 6km east of Meall Dearg, is no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult to cross and has claimed many lives.

3The Ne­olithic vil­lage of Skara Brae, be­side the Bay of Skaill in Orkney, was dis­cov­ered in the win­ter of 1850. Wild storms ripped the grass away and ex­posed the rem­nants of an an­cient stone set­tle­ment. The dis­cov­ery proved to be the best-pre­served Ne­olithic vil­lage in north­ern Europe and re­mains so to­day.

4The Scott Mon­u­ment in Ed­in­burgh cel­e­brates Scot­tish au­thor Sir Wal­ter Scott. It stands 200ft and six inches tall, and the high­est plat­form is reached by 287 steps.

6160. The ta­pes­try, de­signed by artist An­drew Crummy and com­pleted in 2013, de­picts the his­tory of Scot­land from 8500 BC to the present day.

7Field Mar­shall Dou­glas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, com­manded the Bri­tish Ex­pe­di­tionary Force on the Western Front in WWI and came to be known as ‘Butcher Haig’ due to the 2 mil­lion Bri­tish ca­su­al­ties en­dured un­der his com­mand at the Bat­tle of the Somme.

8Sean Con­nery, fa­mous for play­ing James Bond, is the only ac­tor to win an Os­car for the spy role.

5A Clootie is a strip or piece of cloth – it was tra­di­tional to put the in­gre­di­ents into a cloth be­fore boil­ing it in wa­ter.

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