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Posted on November 15, 2017 by | 5 views | comments
Looking back to the Medieval days, central Glasgow was fairly well established. Around the year 1119, Glasgow Cathedral was built. It is one of Scotland’s few medieval churches that remained after the Reformation. Glasgow was mostly based around the river Clyde, today’s Saltmarket, High Street and o...
Posted on January 27, 2014 by | 15 views | 1 comments
As dusk fell over Culloden Moor on the 16th April 1746 the last major land battle to be fought on British soil had drawn to a conclusion. With close to 2,000 dead and wounded Jacobites the campaign to restore the Stewart monarchy to the throne had been dealt a decisive final blow. In the days and...
Posted on August 29, 2013 by | 79 views | comments
This is taken from The Court of Lord Lyon's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LyonCourt "The Royal Standard of Scotland, (Scottish Gaelic: Bratach rìoghail na h-Alba, Scots: Royal banner o Scotland), also known as the Banner of the King of Scots, or more commonly the Lion Rampant of Scotland...
Posted on July 17, 2013 by | 90 views | 2 comments
Flodden was fought just after Henry VIII came to the throne, a long time before he became the chubby, wife murdering tyrant so loved by novelists. It's a battle that people tend to know very little about, but it's a battle that changed - well world history. In 1513 Henry was suprisingly - young, h...
Posted on July 16, 2013 by | 336 views | 2 comments
A list of some of the Clan and Scottish Surname DNA projects. Please let me know about others and I can update this list. Click below to visit the project's page. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | W | Y A Abernathy Agnew Allison A...
Posted on July 15, 2013 by | 20 views | 2 comments
This article - or more 3 articles was kindly sent to us by William Shaw Of-Easter Lair. It's three diary pieces; the first wrote from the point of view a tribal warrior during the time of the Roman incursion, the second from a young man living on the Tay circa 800 and finally the third from a Clan ...
Posted on May 12, 2013 by | 21 views | 2 comments
The stories that I have about him came from my mother, Mary MacLeod who, along with some others we are acquainted with, went to the same primary school in Skye as Iain Dubh, albeit at a later date. Although he came from a God-fearing people, Iain, due to his exploits, became known as “The Wizard of...
Posted on April 19, 2013 by | 10 views | comments
Tha sinn a cruinneachadh an seo an diugh airson cuimhne a chumail air na thachair bho chionn da cheud tri-fichead sa seachd bliadhna air ais nuair a chaill faisg air da mhile duine – Gaidheil anns a mhor chuid dhiubh – am beatha agus a chaidh na ceudan eile an droch-leon ann am blar a mhair nas lugh...
Posted on March 9, 2013 by | 18 views | comments
CalMac Master Map 2012.pdf This pdf shows the Caledonian MacBrayan Ferry route map http://www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/route-map.htm
Posted on March 7, 2013 by | 79 views | 1 comments
  tartan-footprint.pdf (2MB) We have put together a presentation about Tartan Footprint, it says a bit about our vision, the aim is that this will help promote Tartan Footprint to the wider Scottish communities.  Please ask me if you need it in a higher resolution.
Posted on March 2, 2013 by | 20 views | comments
On the 8th of July 1587, the Scottish Parliament meeting in Edinburgh enacted a General Band (or Bond) For the quieting and keping in obedience of the disorderit subjectis, inhabitantis of the bordouris, hielandis and ilis. This legislation was the first attempt by James VI as an adult to bring thes...
Posted on February 12, 2013 by | 17 views | comments
Donald Duff was born in Edinburgh in 1893. He graduated from Edinburgh University as a doctor in 1916 and within weeks was working as a surgeon in a field hospital at the Somme. Later as a captain in the R.A.M.C. he was awarded the Military Cross. He was appointed Surgeon Superindendant at the Belfo...