The browser you are using is out of date and is no longer supported. To view and use this site correctly, please update your browser to the latest version.

We're changing

We have created a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.

Quirky Quiz for Kids at Edinburgh Castle

13 February 2012

If you are wondering what to do with the kids at half-term, why not bring them to Edinburgh Castle?

During February and March, there is a special Quirky Quiz to help younger visitors to discover the bizarre side of Edinburgh Castle.  The fun, fact-finding mission will turn your little explorers’ visit into an entertaining, interactive experience. They will even have the chance to win a uniquely quirky prize.

One lucky child, who gets all the answers right and whose name is picked from the hat, will win a giant Roary the lion, autographed by twin pop stars Jedward during their recent visit to the castle. Complete your contact details on the quiz and you might be the winner.

Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle said: “A day out at Edinburgh castle is good fun for all the family.  Take part in our Quirky Quiz and you will find out about some of the castle’s hidden history with tales from wealthy jesters and executed golfers to cycling musicians and morris dancers.”

For further information, please visit

Notes for editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Year of Creative Scotland begins 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.

                                                      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