A History of Scottish Highland Dancing

A History of Scottish Highland Dancing

The origins of Highland dancing like most of our Scottish traditions are swathed in the mists of time. Our proud history and traditions were orally told and passed through the generations.   It is said that the old kings and clan chiefs would hold Highland games as a means to select the best men at […]

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Clans to take part in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August

Clans to take part in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August

Clan chiefs have been sending out rallying calls to their Clansmen and Clanswomen all over the world to come and join them at the Edinburgh Tattoo this August.  Rather than setting a fire on-top of a hill – this time they’re using the internet. Back in 2009 many of us remember the epic Clan March […]

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The Luckenbooth Brooch!

The Luckenbooth Brooch!

The Royal Mile, one of the most famous streets in Edinburgh, runs from the castle all the way down to Holyrood Palace. When Edinburgh castle was first established this was the only accessible route, a natural ramp formed thousands of years ago gave access to a castle otherwise impregnable from the east. With the establishment […]

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Francis Alexander Mackinnon, 35th Chief — A Hat-Trick Victim in his Only Test

Francis Alexander Mackinnon, 35th Chief — A Hat-Trick Victim in his Only Test

Francis Alexander Mackinnon, born April 9, 1848, was the 35th chieftain of the Mackinnon Clan and a Test cricketer for England. Arunabha Sengupta remembers the life and career of the man who was the second batsman to be dismissed during Test cricket’s first hat-trick. This article was originally written for The Cricket Country, and has […]

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