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.