Are there more Scottish Conservatives than Unicorns in Scotland?  Barely.

Are there more Scottish Conservatives than Unicorns in Scotland? Barely.

These days Scottish politics seems to be all about the left. Indeed there is a lot of energy and a smorgasbord of political choice left of Scotland’s “centre”. Meanwhile it can be hard to find signs of life over on the right. Yet there are living breathing “right of centre progressive conservatives” in Scotland. Many […]

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Flight Lieutenant Wallace McIntosh – RAF 207th Lancaster Bombers

Flight Lieutenant Wallace McIntosh – RAF 207th Lancaster Bombers

By Ray McHatton Clan Mackintosh of North America Flight Lieutenant Wallace McIntosh was considered the most successful WW2 air gunner in Bomber Command, having downed eight enemy aircraft during his career with the RAF. In a single mission the day after D-Day, he took down three German night fighters, which were radar-retrofitted, and much coveted […]

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Don’t Blink! Scottish politics is fast and furious these days.

Don’t Blink! Scottish politics is fast and furious these days.

A most amazing thing has been happening in Scotland in the year since the Scottish people rejected independence.  The Scottish National Party has emerged from its Independence Referendum defeat to dominate the Scottish political world and it is on a trend toward a practical exclusivity that has some Scots a wee bit concerned.  SNP membership is up by […]

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BBC on the lookout for Canadian/American descendants of the Marloch & Metagama

BBC on the lookout for Canadian/American descendants of the Marloch & Metagama

BBC Scotland is on the lookout for Scottish-Canadians descendant from two 1920s emigrant ships for a new documentary series looking at the aftermath of the First World War. Within two weeks in 1923, two ships carried approximately 600 people from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland to their new home in Canada. At the time most […]

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The Mystery of the Rhynie Man

The Mystery of the Rhynie Man

Back in 1978, Gavin Alston, an Aberdeenshire farmer was ploughing his field when he uncovered a 6 foot high Pictish stone. The stone was carved with a distinctive figure carrying an axe, it quickly earned the name the ‘Rhynie Man’, coined from the village in which it was found. It was ploughed up on Barflat Farm […]

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