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Category: History

*New Year the Scottish way: A history of Hogmanay

The origin of the word ‘Hogmanay’ isn’t clear. Some suggest it may have come from...

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*Clan Campbell: Feuds, Tartan, History & Castle

  Clan Campbell, politically (and in every other way), was the most successful clan in Scottish...

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*Celtic Scotland Civilised the English!

In the Early Middle (used to be called ‘Dark’) Ages, that period of time between the departure a...

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*Scots Baronial Architecture: how to spot it

Some of the most astounding 16th and later 19th century Castles in Scotland were built in a style as...

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*Clan MacGregor: The History of the Tartan, Crest & Myths

  MacGregor Name: Origin & Survival The MacGregor story is one of dogged survival and in of...

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*Ballachulish railway: The Slow Train

In a more innocent age there was once a single track railway line that ran from Oban to a terminus a...

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*Wild Food in our Woodlands

Today, in honour of Scottish Year of Food 2015, we are exploring the wild food of our forefathers,...

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*Clan Armstrong: History, Crest, Tartan & History

  Armstrong Clan History & Violent Reputation On the marches, the border between England at...

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*Glencoe Massacre: Truth or Spin?

  323 Years ago this month a soldier sat in a tavern in Edinburgh trying to drink himself to an...

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