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Be brave and take Historic Scotland’s new quiz!

8 August 2012

                                       Stirling Castle

If you have taken the children to see the film ‘Brave’ and are wondering what to do to entertain them now that the summer holidays are drawing to a close, why not take them to one of Historic Scotland’s attractions, which inspired the film?

Historic Scotland has compiled a special quiz celebrating the release of the Disney Pixar’s film, Brave, so you and the children can find out fascinating and unusual facts about Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle and three sites in Lewis – Calanais Standing Stones, Blackhouse Arnol and Dun Carloway.

The quiz will be available at each site from Friday 3rd August to coincide with the opening of the film in Scotland.

Laura Cheyne, Marketing Manager at Historic Scotland said: “If you’ve seen ‘Brave, bring the children and explore one of the real castles which inspired the film.

“Come along on a fun, fact-filled mission around the castle by taking part in our quiz inspired by the themes in Brave and seek the answers to lots of interesting questions.

“Find out what was fired from Urquhart’s towers before the invention of gunpowder, which red haired queen, who practised archery not far from Edinburgh castle, gave birth to her only son in the Royal Palace, what people once believed the stones at Calanais symbolised and which remarkable ball was found at Stirling Palace.’

The quiz can also be downloaded from the website:

Visit the website to find out additional information about the film and Historic Scotland attractions.

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  • The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at:

  • The Year of Creative Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL. More information and resources to help businesses engage with Year of Creative Scotland are available at

                                                       Year of Creative Scotland 2012

For further information

Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866