Answers to the games will appear in the next issue
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SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S CRYPTOGRAM:
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.
We fight not for glory nor for wealth nor honor but only and alone for freedom which no good man surrenders but with his life
Last month's quiz was really nasty so we are giving you an easy one this time!
1. What is the word usually used for a Scottish shield?
2. What is the word for the small knife usually worn in the top of the sock?
3. What is the word for the late medieval two handed "great sword". Gaelic helps here!
4. What are the brightly colored bits of small cloth which show under the top of the rolled socks called?
5. What is the word for the thick soled, tongueless shoe with long laces that wrap around the ankle and lower part of the leg? They are named for the word for an outdoorsman, game keeper or an attendant to someone pursuing game. They are now generally worn on formal Scottish occasions as part of formal highland dress.
ANSWERS TO LAST MONTH'S QUIZ:
ANSWERS TO THE MARCH QUIZ
1. One of the oldest sites in Scotland dates back about 12,000 years B.C. and contains flint tools. The place where the site is located in one of the unitary authorities of Scotland. Can you name the site or the authority?
Answer: Either "South Lanarkshire","Biggar","Elsrickle" or "Howburn Farm" would do.
2. Another site, which dates about 10,000 BC has Stone implements of the Ahrensburgian culture - a Paleolithic culture spreading across Northern Europe. Can you name the island on which the implements were found?
3. About 8500 BC Mesolithic people left a good deal of material behind - perhaps as much as 300 tools and several thousand other artifacts. Can you name the village (parish) where these were found?
4. A Mesolithic calendar, possibly the oldest known is located in Scotland. If you are really good you should be able to name the site. If not the shire will do.
5.What maybe the oldest preserved house in Europe is found in Scotland is found on an island. Can you name the island or at least the set of islands to which it belongs?
Hope you didn't spend too much time looking for the 6 differences - because, well, there aren't any. Ah, oops! Sorry folks - April Fools Day - or the Scottish equivalent Huntigowk Day.