Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-10-25 08:18
Senchus: Notes on Early Medieval Scotland is a WordPress blog devoted to articles on early Scottish life and history. It is the ongoing project of Tim Clarkson, an “independent scholar” with a PhD in medieval history.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-01 18:43
For years, controversy has surrounded the Stone of Destiny, a relic on display in Edinburgh Castle, with skeptics insisting that the Stone was a fake. Now a "mystery man" claims to have found the real stone in a seaside cave.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-04 19:07
Long dismissed as savages who hindered the advancement of civilization in Scotland and the North of England, the Picts are now being seen as a sophisticated culture "capable of great art, learning and the use of complex architectural principles."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-31 14:24
A team of archaeologists have discovered the over 50 skeletons dating to the 13th century, of Carmelite friars and other later burials. The remains were found at the future site of retail units in Perth Scotland. The experts have also uncovered the site of the friary church.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 16:36
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of the remains of the 12th century Augustinian Abbey at Scone Palace in Scotland. While the palace stands, nothing of earlier history has survived above ground at the site. (Video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 16:44
In his book The Invention of Scotland, the late historian Hugh Trevor-Roper takes on established Scottish traditions such as the tartan and the kilt, calling them "about as authentic as Disneyland." Adam Kirsch of the New York Sun reviews the book.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2008-08-20 18:11
Nils Olav, a king penguin residing at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, was knighted by the King of Norway for his long service to the military.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-02 13:40
A fully-searchable database chronicling the proceedings of the Scottish Parliaments from 1235 up to 1707 is now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-27 08:35
Historians believe that Scotland was colonized by Irish tribes in the 3rd and 4th centuries C.E. Magnus Linklater of the Times Online offers a glimpse of early Scottish history.
Submitted by hldafydd on Fri, 2008-06-06 12:53
My Lords and Ladies, the Barony of Blatha an Oir and the Barony of Stromgard, being unable to settle their differences peacefully, have "regretfully" announced that they have no choice but to settle them on the battlefield.
This means WAR! That's right, Autumn War 2008 is here! That means 5 days packed full of activities with a couple thousand of your closest friends.
Now, of course, everyone loves a good war, and we also know that many members of the populace have other interests, as well. That's why there will also be Archery, Thrown Weapons, Games, Hattie Longtooth Memorial Woodworking Contest, Iron Needle, Single-Entry A&S Competition, a Mini-Ithra, Tabletop Trebuchet Contest, War Siege Engines, Pied Piper activities, and more….
Submitted by margaretc on Sun, 2008-05-18 17:27
An online archive of the proceedings of the original Scottish Parliament from its first surviving act of 1235 to its dissolution in 1707 has been launched.
Submitted by margaretc on Sun, 2008-04-27 08:14
A man posing as a student was caught stealing pages from archives in London. He admitted that he stole them from the Catholic Church in Edinburgh as well.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-24 15:10
Serious pipers will want to know that the University of California, Riverside is offering a degree program in Bagpipes and Scottish Drumming. The program is being chaired by Ian Whitelaw, considered one of the best pipers in the western hemisphere.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-23 22:08
A new study by modern gynaecologists paints a sordid picture of the life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, who, according to the study, was "a 'moral loose cannon', whose striking beauty and sex appeal gave Elizabeth other reasons to imprison and execute her."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-08 22:38
Archaeologists have discovered a 700-year-old chemists, an herb garden, which supplied the Soutra Hospital near Edinburgh, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-03 20:57
Publishers of a new book by Senator John McCain claim that the American presidential candidate is a descendant of Scotland's great hero, Robert the Bruce, a claim that historians call "baloney."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2008-03-17 17:17
A sewer line breakage in Perth, Scotland, has led to discovery of a copper alloy belt buckle that probably dates back to the 12th century.
Submitted by JiRobbi on Sun, 2008-03-16 01:18
I am new to this body but I would like to introduce myself and my Scottish connection.
I Descend from King Robert I, also known as Robert the Bruce.
I descend from Robert through his daughter, Marjorie who married Walter Stewart and their son became known as King Robert II Stewart. I also descend from King Robert II's son, known as King Robert III Stewart.
My ancestors are several of the children of both Robert II and Robert III who at various times beginning in 1426 married into the Agnew Family, Hereditary Sheriff's of Galloway from 1426 through the 1700's when the office was ended. The Agnew men were Knights at a time when a Knight had to fight for his position.
Submitted by Nevik on Tue, 2008-03-11 08:13
Teribus (featuring Midrealm drummer Nevik) will be performing their first concert within the borders of the Barony of Fenix in the Middle Kingdom on March 22, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-10 07:44
American millionaire businessman Donald Trump is being investigated for his plan to use the Trump heraldry to promote his golf resort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 17:39
Medieval texts have called the palace of Kenneth MacAlpine, the first king of a united Scotland, a stone building, but modern researchers believe it would have been wooden. Now recent discoveries lead the experts to think they may be close to zeroing in on the location.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 09:40
Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, has expressed a grievance over the continued absence of the Lewis Chessmen from Scotland. The chessmen, ivory pieces carved sometime during the 11th century, are housed in various museums in England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-20 16:14
Joanna Vallely of the Edinburgh Evening News takes a look at archaeological projects in the city, including excavations at the Grassmarket, Newbridge and the Scottish Parliament.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-29 13:41
Radiocarbon dating was used recently to help identify the remains of six bishops found buried in at Whithorn Priory in Galloway, Scotland. The skulls dated from between 1200-1360 CE. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-26 18:56
A team of archaeologists believes it has discovered the remains of the Quedagh Merchant, a ship captained by William Kidd, off Catalina Island, a small island near the Dominican Republic.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2007-12-14 14:10
The National Museums of Scotland are launching a new project to shed light on the so-called Dark Ages to educate people about the surprisingly sophisticated cultures of the Picts, Gaels, and Norse.
Submitted by margaretc on Tue, 2007-11-20 20:26
A red sandstone Roman Tombstone, the first Scottish example ever found, has been unearthed near Inveresk, Scotland proving "that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-12 18:44
London police have announced the recovery of Madonna with the Yarnwinder, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci stolen four years ago from Drumlanrig Castle in southern Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 19:36
Archaeologists working at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland have found what they believe to be remnants of the Constable's Tower, destroyed during the reign of Elizabeth I. The tower was thought to have been lost forever.
Submitted by Alaxandr on Mon, 2007-07-23 19:00
The location of the abbey at Moot Hill, the original home of the Stone of Destiny, was forgotten centuries ago, but it has now been identified by experts from Glasgow University who have been surveying the grounds of Scone Palace for the first time.