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this Week in Scottish History
Saturday, 23. August 2014
One of a million Centenary candles
lit at "Lights
Out" for the million British and Colonial fallen of the
Great War at 2200 hrs on 4th August 2014 and extinguished
at 2300 hrs, the hour war was declared in 1914.
Burn's Night 2014
New Page: "What Islam did for Us" and
the Alhambra, Granada
Tim Wallace-Murphy's book and the genius of the Alhambra
New Link: Scots
"Scots is spoken throughout Scotland from
Shetland to Galloway and Aberdeen to Glasgow.
Use this site to find out more about the history of Scots and to
meet the people that speak it today.
Explore, Scots song, poetry, read our blogs and find out more
about the origins of Scots."
New Aberdeenshire Pictures - September
Moni tis Choras -
Kariye Müzesi - Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora
outside the walls of Constantinople it is considered to be one
of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church
2013: The 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Flodden
The remains of
Richard III, the last English King to fall in Battle
Alex Orr of Edinburgh has written, would
it not be fitting in the year of the 500th Anniversary of the
Battle for the body of James IV, the last Scottish King
killed in battle, last seen in the lumber room of Sheen Priory
in the 16th Century, but which may now lie lie under the 14th
fairway of the the Outer Course of the Royal Mid Surrey Golf
Club in Old Deer Park, to be found and returned to Scotland
to lay in rest with dignity, and for his sword, dagger and ring
to be brought to Edinburgh Castle to accompany the Honours of
Heroes of St Valéry
The account of the Highland Division that fought
on in France after the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk
Added the experiences of
Pte. James (Pongo) Forbes Adams 4th Battalion Queens Own Cameron
Highlanders, as told by his son.
New Pages for Seville and Segovia
A Church thought to be Templar turns out not to
be, may be more closely connected to Moorish Architecture in
Seville and echoes of Rosslyn Chapel in Seville with its own New
Updated Battle of Flodden Page
New links and a new account.
400th Anniversary of the Battle of Kringen, 1612
Summary of events leading to and the Battle
itself and aftermath;
Books on Kringen;
Norwegian Castles and Sinclairs
Myths and Legends?
26th August 2012 marks the 400th Anniversary of the Battle of
Kringen. Norman Henderson has been translating material
which points to the historical reality of the girl now known as
Centenary of the Founding of The Royal Flying Corps 13th
April 1912 - 13th April 2012
King George V signed a Royal Warrant establishing
the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) on 13th April 1912. My Grandfather,
Great Uncle and my wife, Annabel's Grandfather, served in WWI
with the RFC which combined with the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS)
to become the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1918, in which my parents
were later to serve.
Tripod Lycos withdrew their Guestbook on 2nd April 2012.
Thank you very much for the many and interesting postings
received there, and please accept my apologies for their loss.
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Campaign for the Real Reel of the 51st
The dance based around the Saltire,
Scotland's Flag, and created by the Highland Division, whose
sacrifice in France in 1940 it commemorates, is being danced
incorrectly by many today, unaware of its significance.
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"Carpe Diem" - Seize the Day
10 Reasons to make the most of what we have, and do
something while we can. Who knows what tomorrow may bring ?
Photographs © Iain Laird 2013
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