Regimental Tradition continues in Canada
It is heartening to know that on the eve of the year when our old Scottish
Regiments are to
disappear into the pages of history,
that The Black Watch (The Royal Highland Regiment) continues to be celebrated in
Canada. Lieutenant Colonel Ian McCulloch's new 2 volume history of the
Highland Regiment's first 250 years is being published in May 2006.
The Alford Bull and Argentina
Alford, Aberdeenshire stands the statue of an Aberdeen Angus
Bull, commemorating the establishment of the breed there.
Istanbul/Constantinople Norse Connection
Istanbul, is still Constantinople (“Constantinoupoli”:
Constantine’s City)or "Oi Polloi", “The City” to the Greeks.
The Turkish name derives from the old Greek name . Here too we
can find traces of our Norse Ancestors...
ANZAC Day and the 90th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings.
To mark the Anniversary I have launched a special
with photographs that
I took in 1989. The page is dedicated to the memory of the late
Captain Emre Omur who made the visit possible for me. The
pictures of Anzac Cove are particularly important as recent road
improvement has removed the distinctive features that made the
landing there so difficult, and the movement inland.
The British legacy in
and its presence today.
British Invasions of Buenos Aires
A little known aspect of Britain's activity in
Buenos Aires during the Napoleonic Wars.
Santiago de Compostela
focus of pilgrimage for medieval Scots.
Echoes of Rosslyn Chapel in Seville with its own
New World connections.
thought to be Templar turns out not to be, may be more closely
connected to Moorish Architecture in Seville.
What Islam did
for Us and The Alhambra, Granada
Wallace-Murphy's book and the genius of the Alhambra
Garway Templar Church,
Photographs © Iain Laird 2006-2014
Photos © Iain