Category Archives: Scotland

Word Cloud: BARD

Updated – originally published on January 22, 2016  by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Saturday, January 25, will be the 261st anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759–1796), forever the National Bard of Scotland.  It is a widely celebrated event in … Continue reading

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In Scotland, This is Hogmanay

This is updated from the original posting in January 2016 ____________________________________________ A guid New Year to ane an` a` and mony may ye see! ____________________________________________ New Year’s Eve is celebrated around the world, but in Scotland, it’s called Hogmanay. For about … Continue reading

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Flowers of the Forest – A short history of an historical lament, and this time it is personal

by Chuck Stanley It was September 9, 1513. The place was, and still is, a meadowland on a low hill just south of the village of Branxton, Northumberland, UK.  If one looks at satellite images of the area, you can … Continue reading

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Cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe…

by Chuck Stanley This is the story of a mass murder. A story of politics, of deceit, of a fearful leader, murder, honor by soldiers in the middle of a massacre, dishonor by their commanding officer, and of a cover-up. … Continue reading

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Now watch these three consecutive birdies at the tomb of the unknown golfer

 By ann summers “Told entirely without narration, ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ captures the cultural chasm between the glamorous, jet-setting and media savvy Donald Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community. What begins as an often amusing clash of world views grows … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 3, 2016

July 3rd is: Disobedience Day Stay Out of the Sun Day Plastic Bag Free Day National Chocolate Wafer Day National Holidays Around the World Armenia – Vardavar Belarus – Independence Day Myanmar – Women’s Day U.S. Virgin Islands – Emancipation … Continue reading

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EU Disintegration and BREXIT: sanctimony & pseudoscience

“The EU’s disintegration is now running at full speed.” By ann summers Like Wile E. Coyote going off the Dover Cliffs, anti-immigrant discourse fervor and the MOE made the destruction of the UK Tory party inevitable but can Labour and … Continue reading

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