The first round was closely fought by teams from Dollar Academy, Larbert High School, Grove Academy, Perth Academy, Woodfarm High School , Stewart Melville School, Hawick High School Belmont Academy and Shawlands Academy. Rounds included (the old favourite) OS map trail, an observation round on National Parks and a volcanoes crossword and the standard was exceptionally high.
At the end of the first 6 rounds Stewart Melville and Hawick High School were in joint first place on 60 marks, with Woodfarm High following closely on their heels with 56. With 48 points there was a tie for 4th place, between Perth Academy and Larbert High School which meant a sudden death tie-break question. The nearest guess of Scotland’s current population saw Larbert through to the final stage.
The questions got tougher, and the atmosphere more intense as the final 4 rounds saw a mix of individual questions as well as a practical exercise. After a very close contest with the lead changing several times, it was to be Hawick High School who were the winners with Stewart Melville taking runner-up spot.
Many thanks go to Iain Aitken for his organisation of this year’s quiz and looking forward to more teams entering next year.