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Rob Roy MacGregor, spy, thief, brigand, or poor PR and injustice?

Sir Walter Scott, portrayed Rob Roy as a dashing and chivalrous outlaw.  Of course, the truth was a little less glamorous. Robert acquired the name of ‘Roy’ early in life due to his mop of red curly hair. In the early eighteenth century, Rob Roy MacGregor had established a protection racket, charging farmers an [...]

Whilst staying in Oban, this may be an idea for a day out. Head towards Ft William. Driving from Creagan, take the first roundabout to your left and along the old part of the A828 (Creagan Loop) keeping the water on your right. Before you go over the bridge at the head of Loch [...]

Maclean building brochs again in Scotland

Project 4. Build a broch and tourism centre  The reconstruction of a broch would have several benefits - in addition to providing an iconic tourist attraction, it would provide employment from the construction phase through to long after the building has been completed.  Drystone dyking workshops would be provided, allowing the public to come [...]

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 [...]