A ‘not so’ Brief History of the Kilt

A ‘not so’ Brief History of the Kilt

The Kilt. Just saying that conjures up images of HIghlanders walking through the Scottish Glens. it is one of the most recognisable national dress seen in the Western World. All over there are women, and men, swooning at the thought of a man in a kilt, c’mon readers I know you’re all thinking it and […]

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Charles Edward Stewart, King of America?

Charles Edward Stewart, King of America?

Now there’s a thought, King of America Charles Edward Stewart.  Actually it was more than a thought du du dahhhhhhhhhh In November 1782  4 gentlemen from America arrived at San Clemente Palazzo in Florence to put this offer to the exiled King Charles Edward Stewart, who we all know as the Bonnie Prince Charlie. When establishing […]

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The Haunted West Bow

The Haunted West Bow

Today West Bow is the sweet little-cobbled street in Edinburgh and though at first glance it seems almost picturesque with its beautiful shops and cafe’s you would never guess that it is hiding one of the Old Town’s darkest secrets. West Bow resident, Major Thomas Weir and he was a well-respected member of Edinburgh society. He held […]

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Black Agnes of Dunbar

Black Agnes of Dunbar

Agnes, Countess of Dunbar was also known as Black Agnes because of her black hair and eyes and also her sallow complexion. She was married to Patrick. 9th Earl of Dunbar and her parents were Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray and Isabel Stewart of Bonkyll. The main reason we remember Black Agnes is because of her […]

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Edinburgh’s Lost Loch

Edinburgh’s Lost Loch

It was 1460 when King James III gave the order to flood the ground between Old Town and Princess Street to strengthen the Castle’s defenses. To do so a dam was built where the North Bridge is today and natural spring water from the original St. Margaret’s Well was used for the flooding that created the Nor’ […]

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