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Scottish Castles: The Best of Scotland’s Castles Scottish Castles: The Best of Scotland’s Castles

How many castles are there in Scotland? From fairytale castles and fascinating stately homes to eerie ruins and haunted rooms, ...

House Of Stewart – The Monarchs Of Scotland House Of Stewart – The Monarchs Of Scotland

Plagued by misfortune, spectacular deaths and infant rulers – the House of Stewart (later Stuart or Steuart by French influence) ...

6 Unusual Facts You Didn’t Know about Robert Burns 6 Unusual Facts You Didn’t Know about Robert Burns

January 25th sees the annual celebration of the birth of ‘The Bard’ – Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Marked by ...

Robert The Bruce: The Father of Scottish Independence Robert The Bruce: The Father of Scottish Independence

Robert The Bruce: Overview Life: 1274 – 1329 Reign: 1306 – 1329 Age at ascension: 31 Cause of death: Suspected ...

The History of Piping for Fallen Heroes in the US The History of Piping for Fallen Heroes in the US

Brought to the United States over one hundred and fifty years ago by the Scottish immigrants, the bagpipe has become ...

The Claymore – The Notorious Blade of Scotland The Claymore – The Notorious Blade of Scotland

The Claymore- The Blade of Scotland The claymore is perhaps one of the most recognisable blades from history. It was ...

James Graham – A Scottish Hero James Graham – A Scottish Hero

  James Graham, Scottish Hero Everyone has heard of William Wallace since his name was made famous all over the ...

Origin of Mother’s Day Origin of Mother’s Day

Once a year, a day is set aside in celebration of mothers. In the UK, this day is generally the ...

New Year the Scottish way: A history of Hogmanay 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 the French hoguinan which is ...