Watching Scotland: Scottish Political Basics for Americanos

Watching Scotland: Scottish Political Basics for Americanos

Part One: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Scotland has been locked in union with England and Wales since 1707. In contrast, Scotia’s Gaelic neighbor Ireland arrived and departed the union in the span of little more than 100 years.  The Irish episode left behind too many dead and ruined lives and […]

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Introducing Susan McIntosh – Our latest member of team ScotClans!

Introducing Susan McIntosh – Our latest member of team ScotClans!

Its with no small amount of pride and pleasure that we welcome aboard our latest guest blogger and addition to the ScotClans family, Susan McIntosh. Those of you who move in clan circles may already know her as she is a ‘weel kent face’ to many who have connections with the clan diaspora. Susan has […]

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Edinburgh Zoo!

Edinburgh Zoo!

On Wednesday 22nd July Edinburgh Zoo celebrated the 102nd anniversary of the day it first opened to the public. Going from strength to strength through the years the zoo has become Scotland’s second largest paid for tourist attraction, only being beaten by Edinburgh castle, and attracting over 600,000 visitors every year. This week we will […]

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The Punishment of Lady Lindsay

The Punishment of Lady Lindsay

Around 1489 Alexander, Master of Lindsay, and his brother John, sons of the fifth Earl of Crawford, quarrelled and fought at Inverqueich Castle, in Lower Strathardle. Alexander was severely wounded, he should have recovered had his wife not helped him on his way by smothering him with a down pillow as he lay in bed […]

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Scotland’s World Heritage Sites!

Scotland’s World Heritage Sites!

With the Forth Bridge having recently joined five other areas of Scotland as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we thought this week we would take a look at what makes these sites so special and worth preserving for future generations. If you were not aware UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and […]

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Brave Little John MacAndrew

Brave Little John MacAndrew

John MacAndrew also known as Ian Beag Macandra was the most excellent archer that the Highlands or probably Scotland has ever produced. Though not tall in stature he was brave at heart, he was known as Little John MacAndrew.  There are many tales of heroic deeds, most of these about fighting off cattle thieves.  I […]

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