Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-03 19:57
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 16:17
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 00:18
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 07:13
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 06:44
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 16:39
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 08:40
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 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.