Only three in 100 women can name five warning signs of breast cancer, according to new research.
The survey also found that just over a third (37%) of women check their breasts regularly.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer has launched a new breast awareness guide to make sure women have a reminder of the signs and symptoms of the potentially fatal disease. It highlights the charity's Touch Look Check (TLC) awareness campaign, which advises women to touch their breasts, look for any changes and if they spot anything unusual, check it out with their GP.
Audrey Birt, Scotland director at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, says: "These statistics should be a wake up call for women everywhere. We already know that early diagnosis saves lives and that's why it's vital that every woman knows what to look for.
"Our free handy guide is something we can all keep in our bedside table or our handbag. Around 1,000 women in Scotland die every year from breast cancer. This is something that is just too important to forget."
The TLC guide is available by texting SIGNS to 84424.
The five most common signs of breast cancer are a lump, a change to skin texture, a rash or crusting, a change in the appearance of the nipple and nipple discharge.
Fiona MacKinnon, 45, from Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway, found a pucker on her left breast in 2011 while trying on a dress in a shop. She did not know that this was a symptom but decided to act on it and has since had a mastectomy.
She said: "I knew to look for lumps but what I saw wasn't a lump. I sensed this was not right so quickly went to see my GP. I feel quite lucky because had it not been for the big mirror and bright light in the fitting room I would not have found it. So I want to see more women be aware of all the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and not leave it to luck like I did."
The survey of 500 women in Scotland also found that fewer than one in 10 women (9%) check their breasts for possible signs and symptoms of breast cancer at least once a week.