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    19 Fucking Odd Facts About Scotland That'll Make You Say "Hmm, Random"

    Bill Murray once showed up at a student party in Scotland and did their washing up.

    1. A Scottish penguin called Sir Nils Olav is officially a Colonel-In-Chief of the Norwegian army.

    2. Ygritte in Game of Thrones grew up in Aberdeen's Lickleyhead Castle, and is a descendant of Charles II.

    Rose Leslie is a Scottish aristocrat whose childhood home was Clan Leslie's 15th century ancestral seat in Aberdeen. It's now available for rent on Airbnb.

    3. And the Red Wedding from Game of Thrones was inspired by a real-life event that happened in Edinburgh.

    4. Bill Murray once showed up at a student party, drank vodka out of a mug, then did their washing up.

    5. Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in Glasgow.

    6. The Perthshire town of Dull is paired with the town of Boring in Oregon, USA.

    7. One of the gargoyles on Paisley Abbey is an alien.

    8. Scottish ferry workers once let Germans travel for free because Germany beat England in football.

    9. In 1896 a group of boys discovered a bunch of miniature coffins in an Edinburgh cave.

    10. People lived in caves as recently as 100 years ago.

    11. Scottish deer kill and eat baby birds.

    12. There's a mountain called The Demon's Penis.

    13. And volunteers once found a piano on Ben Nevis.

    In 2006, a group of volunteers doing a clean-up at the top of Britain's highest mountain found the remains of a piano. Turns out someone carried it up on their back 35 years before for charity.

    14. The Scottish national animal is the unicorn because it was the enemy of the lion, the symbol of England.

    15. There's a Canadian town called Cape Breton where the descendants of Scottish settlers still speak Gaelic.

    16. Scotland has a national elephant polo team.

    17. David Tennant played a transvestite called Davina in Glasgow sitcom Rab C. Nesbitt.

    18. King David I suggested giving tax rebates to subjects with good table manners.

    19. And there's a fine of two cans of beer for any Scotsman caught wearing underwear under his kilt.