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Male and Female Pictish- Warriors

STORY OF SCOTLAND: FOUR PEOPLES – ONE NATION?

There is a curious misconception among some, that Scotland is entirely a Celtic nation. In fact, until the writings of W. F Skene in his work “Celtic Scotland”, published in the 19th century, the opposite was the case. Until “Celtic Scotland”…
Highland Cattle at Glenloin by William Watson

DONACH DUBH NA DUNACH – BLACK DUCAN OF THE MISCHIEF

During the time that the Clan MacFarlane resided around Inveruglas, the MacFarlane Clan Territory was in a wild and lawless state. Cattle lifting was a favorite occupation of the northern clans, and as their route passed through the MacFarlane…
Hogmanay Fireworks Scotland

Origins of Hogmanay

What does Hogmanay actually mean and what is the derivation of the name? Why do the Scots more than any other nation celebrate the New Year with such a passion? Why should a tall dark stranger be a welcome first foot visitor after midnight,…
Scottish Unicorn Statue 1

THE UNICORN: SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL ANIMAL

The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. A fictitious creature may seem an odd choice for a country’s national animal, but perhaps not for a country famed for its love for and long history of myth and legend, and the unicorn…

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