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Scottish History

Amanda Moffet
A Beginner's Guide To The Jacobites
Let me start off this post with a caveat. If you are a serious scholar or indeed if you have ever read a book or even paid attention during a documentary about the Jacobite rebellionsthen best to move...
Topics: Jacobite
Amanda Moffet
Titanic's secret saviour - the Countess of Rothes
On the night that the Titanic sank, one woman, the Countess of Rothes, put the welfare of others before her own, working tirelessly to row them to safety. Angela Young tells her great-grandmother’s in...
Topics: Titanic
Nadine Lee
Francis Alexander Mackinnon, 35th Chief — A Hat-Trick V...
Francis Alexander Mackinnon, born April 9, 1848, was the 35th chieftain of the Mackinnon Clan and a Test cricketer for England. Arunabha Sengupta remembers the life and career of the man who was the s...
Nadine Lee
An Ode to Scotland - Meeting a Modern-Day Scots Poet
Intertwined and impenetrably linked to Scottish culture, poetry has a long and distinguished history in Scotland. And it's a history that's continuing to this day – Edinburgh was recently named the wo...
Nadine Lee
Tartan Day Celebrated Around the World
Celebrated annually around the world, April 6 is recognised as an international celebration of Scottish heritage and ancestry. Known as Tartan Day, the celebration marks the anniversary of the 1320 si...