Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-13 14:30
Start the new year in Scotland and Ireland! This year Caerthe’s premiere event will highlight both the Scottish and Irish people, but you will also be able to come and enjoy all the aspects of Caerthe’s 12th Night that you have come to love over the years including merchants, friends, entertainment, and good tidings on the new year.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-12 12:25
An archaeological team from the Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) project has proven the existance of trade between the Romans and the Picts with the discovery of an Iron Age broch containing trade items.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-07 10:07
In 12th century Scotland, the "tolbooth or praetorium was the office from which the provost and baillies organised the running of the newly-created burgh." Now archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the tolbooth in St. Andrews.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-21 19:19
Archaeologists at King's Knot in Stirling, Scotland have discovered a "circular feature" that some believe might be the fabled round table of King Arthur.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-01 11:17
The walls of Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries, Scotland rang with the sound of sword on shield recently when Historic Scotland presented Medieval Mayhem. A slideshow of photos by Gareth Easton is available from the BBC.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-08-31 06:28
During the Middle Ages, the Border Reivers rode the lands between England and Scotland, stealing livestock and wreaking havoc with ruthless abandon. Now, their modern versions are riding to raise money for wounded British soldiers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-08-28 19:22
Stirling, Scotland is gearing up to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, which saw Robert the Bruce's victory over the English on 24 June 1314.
Submitted by HeathenPict on Mon, 2011-08-22 14:41
Looking for any information on the Picts (who lived in northern Pre-Scottland) aside from Wikipedia. Theories on language are very welcome. :) Thank you.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-12 15:01
A new study of 12th century monastic and castle sites in southern Scotland shows that the country's pottery industry was larger than previosuly believed, and it was much less dependent on foreign imports. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-08-02 05:15
For the first time, the complete folklore collection of Alexander Carmichael has been published and is available to view online. Carmichael "spent 50 years collecting legends, songs, curses and oral history from Gaelic-speakers."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2011-07-14 06:46
The green salad goes back at least to the 14th century, when a complex mixture of herbs dressed with oil and vinegar is discussed in "The Forme of Cury". This article traces the history of rabbit food from that point forward in time.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-02 14:34
Actor Russell Crowe brought his star power with him on a recent visit to Duncarron Fort, a replica medieval village in the Carron Valley, Scotland where he found the project "very impressive" and said it would be a version of "living history".
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-06-29 22:06
The area near Stirling Castle in Scotland was a dangerous place in the 13th - 15th centuries. Evidence of this can be seen in the recent discovery of five skeletons buried at the castle which exhibit signs of having suffered "brutally violent" deaths.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-06-24 06:38
Those gentles making the journey to Scotland will want to include Stirling Castle on their itinerary. The castle is in the midst of being completely restored. BBC News has a slideshow of the results.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-06-15 09:47
In the 14th century, poet John Barbour placed the site of King Arthur's "tabilll round" south of Stirling Castle in Scotland, a site believed to be King's Knot, a unique “cup and saucer” shaped mound. A new survey may reveal its mysterious secrets.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-06-14 15:44
As she walked to the scaffold to be executed, Mary Queen of Scots carried an ornate crucifix and a Book of Hours. Now both artifacts, thought to have been carried by Mary, were reunited for a day at Loretto School in Musselburgh, East Lothian. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-06-05 15:31
Dr Reuben Davies, from Glasgow University recently made a "startling" discovery in the Exchequer rolls for 1304-1305 of King Edward I: Scotland's Protector, William Wallace, "falsely sought to call himself King of Scotland".
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-02 13:46
Long ago in the Barony of St. Swithin's Bog, upon a section of land once called the Western Border, a tradition began known as Spring Thing at which the Barony and all her family and friends gathered to dispel the winter's cobwebs and celebrate the return of Spring in a day of frivolous fun!
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-05-24 15:37
Archaeologists are investigating a 12th century Norse shipbuilding site on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. So far they have found boat timbers, a stone dock, and part of a man-made canal.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-05-18 16:40
HRM King Lucan calls forth the mighty fighters of our great Eastern Kingdom to show their prowess on the field.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-05-07 16:02
"The enigma of the Lewis Chessmen has intrigued and puzzled those who have viewed these inscrutable faces in the last 200 years or so," said Alex MacDonald, convener of Western Isles Council in Scotland about an exhibit of more than 30 of the game pieces.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-30 12:17
Planning a Celtic wedding? Want to honor your Scottish heritage? You will want to consider a truly appropriate topper for your wedding cake!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-04-27 11:11
More Norse than Scottish, the Shetlands are poised to become a new mecca for the study of things Viking, where scholars plan to begin a new project entitled Mapping Viking Age Shetland.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-23 13:46
Grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund charity, as well as public donations, will keep recent archaeological treasures in the United Kingdom. Funds of over UK£1 million will allow such items as a hoard of Roman coins and four gold Iron Age torcs to be acquired by local museums.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-21 09:16
A recent excavation at Bannockburn, Scotland has uncovered several green-glazed pot sherds near the site of the camp of Scottish king Robert the Bruce, leading experts to speculate that the pottery may have belonged to the army.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-04-18 09:45
In the 7th century, seventy lines of text were created to record the number of men in western Scotland for the purpose of military service and tax collection. The Senchus fer nAlban (History of the men of Scotland) includes resources for the population of Dál Riata, the Kingdom of the Gaels on the west coast of Scotland. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-04-08 15:40
In an article for the Guardian, culture reporter Charlotte Higgins explores mistakes made in the recent film, The Eagle, based on the book The Eagle of the Ninth, about the search for the lost legionary standard of the Roman Ninth Legion.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-03-30 09:57
Renovation work for the gift shop at Scotland's historic Stirling Castle has unearthed the castle's 16th century defenses, which were built using the latest techniques around 1540. The defences were demolished during modernization in the 18th century.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-03-25 19:17
Two elaborately carved altar stones have been unearthed in East Lothian, Scotland. The stones are dedicated to the Roman god Mithras and is the northernmost location that evidence of Mithraism has been found.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-10 20:05
Historic Scotland plans to use medieval techniques to stop rain damage to a 15th century Scottish tower between St Boswells and Kelso. The landmark will be capped with a turf and clay roof.