A Question of Independence

October 23, 2014

Conference Scotland’s Place in the World 8.30am, 23rd October, The Scotsman Head Office, Edinburgh LAST CHANCE TO BOOK! A deal on the referendum has now been agreed. It is crucial that everyone with an interest in the future ofScotlandand the future of theUKask themselves: what would independence mean forScotland’s place in the world – for […]

National Acadian Day

February 2, 2013

FREDERICTON(GNB) – The following statement was issued by Randy Dickinson, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, on the occasion of National Acadian Day: On Aug. 15, New Brunswickers will be celebrating National Acadian Day. This day was named at the First Acadian Congress held in 1881. and It was officially recognized by federal […]

Golf Galore

July 6, 2011

 On the west coast of Ayrshire there are golf courses with continuous links which stretch for fifteen miles with 270 holes and a par of over 1,000. These links contain some world famous holes where you can walk the same fairways and find yourself trapped in the same bunkers as giants such as Gary Player, […]

Hats off to new Gaelic guides at castle

June 27, 2011

 By Benjamin Zand Date: 15 June 2011 Schoolchildren have finished their training to become Historic Scotland’s first Gaelic-speaking Junior Guides at Edinburgh Castle. The pupils from the city’s Tollcross Primary School performed a 16th century royal banquet scene in Gaelic in front of an invited audience in the Great Hall on Monday. Afterwards, they were […]

A bird’s eye view of Scotland’s history

September 2, 2009

The Celtic Scots from whom the name Scotland is derived immigrated to Scotland from Ireland. There they introduced the Gaelic language and the clan system. May 20th, 685 – the battle at Dunnichen In 843 Scottish prince Kenneth Macalpine he formed an alliance with the Picts against the Vikings and became the first Scottish king […]

NOVA SCOTIA

September 2, 2009

Halifax, Nova Scotia was founded in 1749. At the time land grants were given out to discharge military men based on their rank. A discharged soldier or seaman received: Private – 50 acres Noncommissioned officer – 80 acres Ensign – 200 acres Lieutenant – 300 acres Captain – 400 acres Anyone above Captain was given […]

Scotland’s Birthplace?

August 31, 2009

Angus Council is considering a new promotional campaign which would brand the county as the “Birthplace of Scotland” – a title based initially on the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. Angus was also one of the heartlands of the Picts and the birth of Scottish nationhood can be traced back to the […]

History of the World War by Francis A. March

August 31, 2009

The First World War Lasting 4 years, 3 months and fifteen days – a total of 1,567 days The World War beginning in 1914 was fought for the right of small nations to self-government and for the right of every country to the free use of the high seas. 28 nations took part – For […]

Advantages of the Scots over the British

August 31, 2009

The Scots lack of class consciousness allowed them to treat Indians, Metes, and French, whom they dealt with, with respect and good will. The Scots were use to harsh living conditions. The Scots were better educated than the British. The Auld Alliance between the Scots and French against their mutual enemy the British. Many Scots […]

A popular game called Robin Hood

August 31, 2009

A popular game played in honor of pagan gods around the time of the Reformation in 1560 was “Robin Hood’. The origin of the game is not known. However, it has been played in Edinburgh for many centuries. The more modern hero Robin Hood became the principal character during the Middle Ages. In 1561 a […]

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