A Cannonball, a Sheepskin and a Loch Village

A Cannonball, a Sheepskin and a Loch Village

From a cannonball found lodged in the wall of a castle, to a Bronze Age body wrapped in a sheepskin – it’s been a thrilling week in the field of archaeology. Here’s the lowdown on the latest uncovered artifacts found in Scotland: What – Cannonball Era – Most likely 1644 Found – Wedged in the […]

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That’s a Wrap! Scotland on Screen

That’s a Wrap! Scotland on Screen

With an overabundance of stunning landscapes and picturesque castles, it’s no wonder Scotland is a favourite calling card for film and television location scouts. Here are my top five Scottish locations featured on the silver screen: Inveraray Castle – Downton Abbey Featured in the nail-biting finale to the third season of Downton Abbey, the stunning […]

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How the Clans Inspired Game of Thrones

How the Clans Inspired Game of Thrones

If you still haven’t seen Episode 9 ‘The Rains of Castamere‘ in the latest season of Game of Thrones, you should probably stop reading this post right about now. It’s a well-known and begrudgingly accepted fact that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin loves to kill off central characters. In episode nine of the […]

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Clan Campbell Mausoleum Restoration Begins

Clan Campbell Mausoleum Restoration Begins

Work has begun on restoring the final resting place of twenty generations of Campbell chiefs. Built in 1798, the current mausoleum is on the site of an earlier chapel where Campbells have been buried since the 15th century. The mausoleum is located within the grounds of Kilmun Parish Church on the banks of the Holy […]

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The Massacre of Glencoe

The Massacre of Glencoe

Today marks the 321st anniversary of the Massacre of Glencoe, in which 38 MacDonald of Glencoe clansmen were murdered on direct orders from the crown. The death warrant signed by King William III provided flames to fuel the Jacobite’s cause and subsequent rebellions, and contributed to generations of unease between the MacDonald and Campbell Clans. […]

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