Scotland’s Most Haunted Castle Plays Down Ghost Stories

Scotland’s Most Haunted Castle Plays Down Ghost Stories

Glamis Castle near Forfar in Angus is Scotland’s, and one of Britain’s most haunted castles. However it is trying to distance itself from the paranormal stories that the place is famous for, and instead attempt to rebrand as a family-friendly visitor attraction. Glamis, a gift from Robert II to Sir John Lyon, is the ancestral […]

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The Beaton Doctors of Mull

The Beaton Doctors of Mull

The Beatons of Mull, the famous ‘Ollamnh Muileach’, were a family of doctors, whose origins can be traced back to Béthune in France, and are said to have been very talented with a rather unique medical ability. They family were hereditary physicians first to the Lords of the Isles, and then to the MacLeans of […]

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Donald Trump’s Nation-Wide Tour

Donald Trump’s Nation-Wide Tour

A stunt pulled by the Menie Liberation Front (MLF) has seen around twenty statues in four of Scotland’s cities given a Donald Trump mask and a plastic toy golf club in an attempt at a light hearted protest against the American tycoon’s £1bn golf resort plans for Menie in Aberdeenshire, which Trump claims will be […]

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The Wardens of the Marches

The Wardens of the Marches

The relationship between Scotland and England wasn’t always as amicable as it is today.  From the late 13th century to the 16th century, Scotland and England were constantly at war with each other.  This created a lawless environment where crime soared, people from both sides of the border would live more like outlaws, taking advantage […]

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The Death March to Durham

The Death March to Durham

The aftermath of the 1650 Battle of Dunbar saw the grave mistreatment of 5,000 Scottish prisoners-of-war at the hands of the English Parliamentarian army. These battle-weary prisoners were starved of food and sleep, whilst at the same time force-marched over 100 miles to a makeshift prison in hellish conditions. Yet this is one of the […]

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The Pharaoh’s daughter and Scotland

The Pharaoh’s daughter and Scotland

The story of how Scotland got it’s name is an interesting one.   Tradition has it that the legend starts back in ancient Egypt, where a pharaoh’s daughter, called Scota, and two Greek princes formed a group which was very troublesome and they were banished because traditionally, Scota and her group had a reputation everywhere […]

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Clan Cunningham societies to unite under one Chief.

Clan Cunningham societies to unite under one Chief.

  Clan Cunningham USA (CCUSA) society has changed it’s name to Clan Cunningham International (CCI) with the intention of uniting all of the various Cunningham societies under a new chieftain. CCUSA claimed that after their recent trip to Scotland, where they represented Clan Cunningham at The Gathering, it was made clear to them that Cunninghams […]

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