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Rick Raymond Schultz
Vacation in Scotland
Just returned from what I would consider a dream vacation in Scotland what a beautiful country didn't get to see everything I wanted to see but had a great time met some really good people very friend...
john thomson barn
ANOTHER MUSE (FOR MY AMERICAN FRIENDS TO GIVE THEIR VIE...
TWICE ON VISITS TO THE U.K PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS TOLD THE UK PUBLIC THEY SHOULD VOTE TOSTAY IN THE E.U. INTHE COMING REFERENDUM.JUST BEFORE THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE,HE ALSO TOLD US TO VOTE NO TO I...
john thomson barn
ANOTHER MUSE FROM A SIMPLE MAN (WHAT IF...................
IS OUR LIFE DECIDED BY FATE OR BY FREE-WILL? OR IS IT OUR FREE CHOICE BUT WHERE SOMETHING EFFECTS WORLD HISTORY THAT IS PRE-DESTINED AND CANNOT BE CHANGED. ISTARTED THINKING ABOUT THIS WHEN WALKING R...
john thomson barn
musings of a simple man
watching the news of all the conflicts in the world.made me think of a couple of incidents in my past. 1st. I was on holiday in Washington dc.last year and visited the Arlington cemetery .I was take...
Amanda Moffet
The Blue Men from The Sound of Shiants
I have just returned from a trip to Lewis and came across this wonderful story. It is from the Shiant islands (meaning the holy or enchanted islands). The Shiant Islands lie four miles or so off th...
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
Unloved boy's grave gets Guardian Angels
Today a lovely pink envelope dropped through our letter box at the ScotClans office, always like pink envelopes - bills don't tend to be in them. Inside was a thank you card, a newspaper cutting an...
Topics: MacNaughton
Amanda Moffet
The Red Wedding and the Dwarf Assassin. Not 'Game of Th...
With a new season of Game of Thrones on TV screens avid fans will be enthralled at the twists and turns of this epic tale. However as I recently discovered while staying on Islay, the inspiration behi...
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
Donald
James Taylor - “The Father of the Ceylon Tea Industry”
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Over the weekend of the 22nd to the 24th of August, Scotland's Tea Festival will be hosting a series of events in Laurencekirk and Auchenblae in Aberdeenshire celebrating tea and Scotland's contributi...
Amanda Moffet
The legacy of Margaret MacNab - over 100 years of fami...
James and Jane McNab lived in the coastal town of Girvan on the west coast of Scotland. It was a fishing port and agricultural region. The Isle of Arran could be seen across the sea and the Ailsa Crai...
Topics: MacBan, Mcnab, macnab
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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
Calling all Murrays
Blair Castle, one of Scotland’s biggest tourist destinations and the ancestral home of the Murray Clan, is marking Scotland’s Year of Homecoming with an open invitation to all Murrays across the glo...
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...