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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
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
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
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The Last Letter of Mary Queen of Scots
This is the last letter of Mary Queen of Scots - it makes very interesting reading. This is the translation: To the most Christian king, my brother and old ally Royal brother, having by God's wil...
Nadine Lee
Map Reveals Scots Modern-Day Surnames
A map of Great Britain’s most popular surnames shows the dominance that clan areas still hold in Scotland, while other areas show the effects of modern-day immigration. Created by experts from three...