Facts

Situated within vibrant Europe, Scotland is a progressive nation built on innovation, creativity and the fabulous warmth of its people. Here you'll find a range of Scottish facts, from quirky and fun to historic and informative.

World’s First Private Eye

World’s First Private Eye

World’s First Private Eye
Irn Bru

Irn Bru

Irn Bru
Whisky

Whisky

Whisky
Britain’s oldest building

Britain’s oldest building

Britain’s oldest building
Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel
Scotland’s Population

Scotland’s Population

Scotland’s Population
World’s Shortest Flight

World’s Shortest Flight

World’s Shortest Flight
First Colour Photograph

First Colour Photograph

First Colour Photograph
Scotland’s languages

Scotland’s languages

Scotland’s languages
Scotland’s First Minister

Scotland’s First Minister

Scotland’s First Minister
Scotland’s Patron Saint

Scotland’s Patron Saint

Scotland’s Patron Saint
Redheads

Redheads

Redheads
Scotland’s oldest post office

Scotland’s oldest post office

Scotland’s oldest post office
The Queen

The Queen

The Queen
Scotland’s national animal

Scotland’s national animal

Scotland’s national animal
Scotland’s airports

Scotland’s airports

Scotland’s airports
Cutting greenhouse gases

Cutting greenhouse gases

Cutting greenhouse gases
Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament
Zero-emissions goals

Zero-emissions goals

Zero-emissions goals
Scotland’s geography

Scotland’s geography

Scotland’s geography
Scotland’s currency

Scotland’s currency

Scotland’s currency
Tennis in Scotland

Tennis in Scotland

Tennis in Scotland
Scotland’s renewable sources

Scotland’s renewable sources

Scotland’s renewable sources
World’s First Floating Windfarm

World’s First Floating Windfarm

World’s First Floating Windfarm
Glasgow’s Panopticon Music Hall

Glasgow’s Panopticon Music Hall

Glasgow’s Panopticon Music Hall
World’s First Municipal Fire Brigade

World’s First Municipal Fire Brigade

World’s First Municipal Fire Brigade
The Village of Dull

The Village of Dull

The Village of Dull
A visit from the ‘King’

A visit from the ‘King’

A visit from the ‘King’
The Foot-Ball Club

The Foot-Ball Club

The Foot-Ball Club
UK’s Tallest Mountains

UK’s Tallest Mountains

UK’s Tallest Mountains
World’s Oldest Transport Business

World’s Oldest Transport Business

World’s Oldest Transport Business
World’s First Comic Book

World’s First Comic Book

World’s First Comic Book
John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy
The Falkirk wheel

The Falkirk wheel

The Falkirk wheel
The Home of Golf

The Home of Golf

The Home of Golf
Glasgow - Scotland’s largest city

Glasgow - Scotland’s largest city

Glasgow - Scotland’s largest city
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