Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-20 15:14
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 12:41
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 17:56
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 13:10
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 19:26
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 17:44
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 18:36
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 18:00
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-20 16:31
A team of archaeologists from St. Andrews University are battling against time to study Iron Age roundhouses on the Scottish island of North Uist. The structures were first exposed in 2005, and are now in danger of washing away in a storm.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-18 14:08
Archaeologists working on the grounds Scone Palace in Scotland hope to learn more about the site where the famous Scottish Stone of Destiny was mined, and more about the country's early history.
Submitted by margaretc on Tue, 2007-07-17 07:28
"Almost 9,000 people" gathered to watch Knights of Royal England demonstrate their jousting skill at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland recently.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-15 02:45
Street musicians carry their craft to the edge with a performance caught on YouTube of some drummers and a piper who can really play!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-30 19:00
The discovery of an ancient map may show that the English and the Scots fought side by side at the 16th century Siege of Leith, the battle which brought about the end of the Auld Alliance.
Submitted by margaretc on Mon, 2007-05-28 12:19
A team of archaeologists working at Edinburgh Castle believe they have discovered traces of the sites original castle.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-19 11:42
OK, you'll see anything on YouTube. This time it's "copinated" offering his rendition of "Star Wars"... on the bagpipe...
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-02 21:18
Archaeologists are preparing to begin a major dig at the site of the 2002 Old Town fire in Edinburgh's Cowgate district. They hope to find the remains of buildings dating as far back as the 12th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-18 16:08
Dust off your pavilions and air out your bedclothes, the camping season is once again upon us. And what better way to start the year off than with Highland Games! So Lads and Lassies, gather around the field and watch as those who are brave enough compete in Scottish wrestling, tug o'war, the axe hold, the weight walk and our own version of caber tossing!
For those who choose not to compete in the more physical part of the
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-12 17:18
Tartan Week was celebrated in style recently in New York with runway models, Miss Scotland, and Sean Connery in a custom-made tartan Mercedes!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-06 08:21
On March 9, 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 41 recognizing National Tartan Day! This year (2007) it will be observed on April 6, so dust off your plaids, pull on your kilts and do a jig in celebration!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-04 18:16
Join us for a day of Highland mirth and merriment! “Road to the Isle: Scotland the Ba’a,” is coming on Saturday, April 21! Site opens at 9 am and closes at midnight.
Martial activities include:
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-09 16:11
The website timeref.com is designed to help understand the Middle Ages in Britain (800-1499 C.E.) by way of a timeline, maps and links to related subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-31 13:06
The School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland has created a website to share historical songs and traditions about the country. The downloadable contents are categorized by subject.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 22:25
The failure to finalize a contract with garment-makers has left more than 5,000 Scottish soldiers out of uniform. As many as fifteen soldiers have been forced to share each ceremonial kilt.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-25 18:15
Scotland's place in world mythology is explored in an article by Diane MacLean for the Scotsman. Was King Arthur a Scot? Is the blood of Jesus in Scotland, and is Scotland really the lost city of Atlantis?
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 13:18
University College London has created an online project to share research on the distribution of surnames throughout Great Britain. The project traces the history of family names as well as their geography.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2006-10-27 14:24
Baroness Signy Dimmridaela, OL (Tracie Brown) won the 2006 U.S. National Scottish Harp Championship, held October 21, 2006 at the Stone Mountain Highland Games in Atlanta, Georgia. She also won the championship in 1987 in Alexandria, Virginia, and placed third in the 1985 All-Ireland harp competition in Listowel, County Kerry.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-10-26 16:43
Swordmaker Paul Macdonald is fighting City Hall - or more appropriately the Scottish Parliament - who recently passed a law strictly regulating the sale of swords in the country. Macdonald crafts historically-accurate weapons for re-enactors which he sells to museums, theatres and collectors.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-10-12 14:30
The National Library of Scotland has posted an online version of the Murthly Hours, a richly decorated manuscript written in Paris in the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-09 14:28
In honor of Their Excellencies Colyn and Muiriath, who are celebrating their first Anniversary as our Baron and Baroness, our theme is Scottish: In 1322, Robert the Bruce of Scotland won a decisive victory over King Edward of England at the Battle of Byland. This defeat spurred England to finally accept Scotland ’s independence. (In the words of our Baron: “ Scotland was always free; it just took a while to convince England of that.”) So get out your tartans and kilts and join us in the spirit of Scotland ! Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Quartz Hill, California)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-01 19:30
According to a recent study of the genetic makeup of Britain's population, nearly all residents are descended from the Celts. "If one thinks that the English are genetically different from the Scots, Irish and Welsh, that's entirely wrong," said Professor Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford University.