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Jacobite tales, brought together by Paul McLean

Our thanks to Jacobite History, catch them on facebook, a huge source of excellent information. This just a wee collection of stories/truths I have found, I hope you read and take it further yourself! Dalrymple authorised the Glencoe massacre - the story of this man: John Dalrymple, the 1st Earl of Stair. The Dalrymples, [...]

Crowning of Ireland’s Last, Scottish High King

Trinity Public Affairs and Communications RE: Seán Duffy, Professor of Medieval History  Dear Paul, That is fine if you would please credit Trinity College Dublin as well as the author, thanks for your interest.Best regards, Katie Crowning of Ireland’s Last, Scottish High King By kind permission -  Seán Duffy, Professor of Medieval History and [...]

Robbie Burns

Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland (and the world) on January 25th. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759.  Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet and [...]

Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson, a famous Scotsman Robert Lewis (later: “Louis”) Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. His father Thomas, belonged to a family of engineers who had built many of the deep sea lighthouses around the rocky coast of Scotland. His mother, Margaret Isabella Balfour, came from a family of [...]