An Englishman invented the Kilt! …… Ehhhh Naw ( as we would say in Scotland)

An Englishman invented the Kilt! …… Ehhhh Naw ( as we would say in Scotland)

Oh deary me, where on earth do I start. There is a story stating that, it was, in fact an Englishman who invented the small kilt, the forerunner of the kilt we wear today. This comes from a letter that was published in a popular pamphlet of the time ‘The Edinburgh Magazine’ in 1785 Now, […]

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Doing Something Good For Gaelic: The Scottish Gaelic Foundation of the U.S.A. is underway!

Doing Something Good For Gaelic: The Scottish Gaelic Foundation of the U.S.A. is underway!

Scottish Gaelic in the United States truly is a marginalized language and culture, and it has been largely subsumed and reinvented on a very different Anglo-Scottish model. Thus, much of the discussion necessary to set the stage for expanded efforts at Gaelic culture and language recovery and revitalization tends to be a bit dark and more than a little uncomfortable. Such […]

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A Commitment to Kisimul – Statement from Macneil of Barra

A Commitment to Kisimul – Statement from Macneil of Barra

Below you’ll find a statement from The Macniel – current chief of Clan Macniel of Barra – regarding today’s announcement of the major conservation , archaelogical and interpretation work at the seat of the clan. The Kisimul Castle agreement is part of a plan between Historic Scotland and Macneil of Barra, which will see an […]

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Conservation Work Begins on Drum Castle

Conservation Work Begins on Drum Castle

Drum Castle, ancient seat of Clan Irvine, has received a £700,000 conservation grant from Historic Scotland. The 700-year old castle boasts the oldest keep in Scotland and is the oldest intact building under the care of the trust. The castle is to undergo specialist works to remove cement pointing, replacing it with traditional, breathable lime […]

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New Battlefield Sites to be Protected for Future Generations

New Battlefield Sites to be Protected for Future Generations

Historic Scotland has recently opened a consultation with the public as it moves to increase the number of recognised historic battlefield sites around Scotland. Under plans drawn up areas such as the site of the battle of Loudon Hill, One of Robert the Bruce’s early victories, Mary Queen of Scots defeat at Langside and the […]

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