Not-So "Ancient" Art of Haggis Hurling Debunked

Sunday Herald: The "sport" of haggis hurling has been revealed to have originated in the 1970s, according to reporter Liam McDougall.

Report from Board of Directors January Meeting

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has released the President's Report for the first quarter 2004 BoD meeting.

New Peers in Atlantia

On January 10,2004, at the Kingdom of Atlantia 12th Night celebration, two new peers were named: Rachel Wallace and Fritz Justus Fritz.

French Peat Bog Reveals Sobering Environmental Story

Nature: Excavations of a peat bog near Dijon, France have given researchers a look at the environmental history of a Celtic mining town.

SCA Chirurgeon-General Names Successor

Friar Galen of Ockham, the current Chirurgeon-General of the SCA, has announced that the successor to his office has been chosen.

"Divine Right" of SCA Kings Survey to Wrap Up

The "Divine Right" of SCA Kings Survey Response Phase ends Feb. 4th, 2004.

Fires Banned from Lochac's Canterbury Faire

Due to an extreme risk of wildfires in the area of Lochac's Canterbury Faire, the building of campfire and the use of candle lanterns have been banned. Canterbury Faire will be held February 4-9, 2004 in the Barony of Southron Gaard near Christchurch, NZ.

Iron Age House?

Vacationers have been given the chance to live in an Iron Age village for

River Cetina Dig Yields 6,000 Years of Artifacts

Evening Mail: Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have struck gold with the discovery of artifacts dating from the Bronze-Roman ages in Croatia.

Love and Romance Online

This week, Dame Aoife takes the time to track down websites dealing with love, romance and Valentine's Day.

"Swords, Spinning and Medieval Times" at SCA Demo

Herald-Sun: Herald-Sun reporter Beth Velliquette reports on the activities at the "Medieval Festival" demo co-sponsored by the SCA and the Carolina Club at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Emrys Victorious in East Kingdom Squires Tourney

Emrys was victorious over Ceawlin Alredsonin in the final round of the recent East Kingdom Squires Tourney.

Fencing Magazine Seeking Contributions

Nick Evangelista, editor of "Fencers Quarterly Magazine," is looking for articles about fencing in the SCA.

Arctic Lake Pollution Dates to the Middle Ages

The Toronto Star: Slimy pollution in a shallow Arctic lake is the result of Thule Inuit hunters who dumped sewage and fertilizer into the water between the 13th and 17th centuries.

Roman Building Techniques Brought to Light

Discovery Channel: A perfectly-preserved store of slake lime has shed new light on Roman building techniques.

University of Atlantia to Present Wealth of Classes

The University of Atlantia, which will take place February 7, 2004 in the Shire of Berley Cort (Courtland, Virginia), will provide 30 tracks of programming.

New Shire created in the Kingdom of Lochac

The former Canton of Krae Glas is now the newest Shire in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Evan da Collaureo Served with Writ of Summons

Lord Evan da Collaureo, Kraken Herald and operator of the Squid-pak mailing service, was served with a Writ of Summons. He is to consider becoming a companion of the Order of the Pelican.

Patrick Stewart to Star in "Lion in Winter" Remake

In 2003, Showtime filmed a remake of the classic film "A Lion in Winter" which stars Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close.

Waterbearers Challenge at Gulf Wars

The Meridian Waterbearers Guild has issued a Waterbearers' Challenge aimed at households for this year's Gulf Wars.

Black Sheep's Holy Grail Ale Pays Tribute to Monty Python

Post-Crescent: The Appleton Post-Crescent says, "Holy Grail Ale is effervescent, copper-colored ale with a floral nose and a wonderful fruity hop finish."

SCAdian Brings One-Woman Show to the National Theatre

Singer and SCA member Ellen McDaniel will present a Broadway review/trivia contest at the National Theatre in Washinton, DC February 2, 2004. Admission is free.

Michigan Groups Invited to Join Medieval Archery League

Roaring Wastes: Geoffrey Hawken of Huntingdon, a member of Scarlet Company, a 14th century free company of archers, has announced that he is forming a Medieval Archery League in southern Michigan.

A Murder in Carlisle!

No, it's not an Agatha Christie mystery but a 3rd century Roman murder victim discovered buried in a well.

Are You a Barbarian?

History Channel: Find out by taking the Barbarian Quiz on the History Channel's website.

Carolina Club Opens Doors to SCA

Chapel Hill News: The wood-paneled walls of the Carolina Club in Chapel Hill, NC, rang with the sounds of armored combat when the SCA spun its magic at a recent festival.

Controversial Film Portrays Knights Templars as Villains

News Telegraph: A controversial new film by director Ridley Scott is being criticized for portraying Arabs in a favorable light while Knights Templars are cast as the villains.

Archaeologists Rescue 14th Century Salt Ship

British archaeologists are preparing to rescue a ship found buried under mud in Cheshire, which had been originally used to store brine as part of a medieval saltworks.

Chivalry Auction Collects Funds for the Canadian Cancer Society

The second annual 12th Knight Auction in AnTir was a success with over $1000 raised for the Canadian Cancer Society.

New Exhibit on the Trevelyon Miscellany at the Folger

"Word and Image: The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608" is on display in the main exhibition hall at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through May 22, 2004.