Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 14:18
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 15:24
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 17:43
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 15:30
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 15:28
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 20:30
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-17 16:15
Experts from Channel 4's Time Team have discovered the foundation of an ancient monastery beneath the manicured lawn of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-13 15:07
Mystified by the process of wrapping a Scottish great kilt? Tartanweb.com can come to your aid with diagrams and photos to make the process easy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-10 16:50
A new study of burial cairns and brochs has led researchers to question whether animal remains found at the sites were offerings to the dead or merely "something the cat dragged in."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-05 11:19
Scottish Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has announced that the new ban on the sale of knives and swords in the United Kingdom will help stem knife violence in the country. So far, over 12,000 blades have been turned in to authorities.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-08-20 13:38
The excavation of a burial site in Aberdeen, Scotland has disclosed over 300 skeletons. The dig was part of the renovation of St. Nicholas Church, one of the oldest in Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-07-21 15:56
That's a right big sheep, laddie! Thieves in Rochester, Minnesota recently stole a 14-foot-tall inflatable sheep from a local mattress store. "I can't figure out what someone would do with a 14-foot sheep," store owner Sather said.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-03 14:21
Ay, tis time once again for the Gathering of the Clans and MY BIRTHDAY! A BALLOON Prize Tourney, a FENCING Prize Tourney, a Chefs of STEEL COOKING Tourney, an ARCHERY Prize Tourney, and if time allows HIGHLAND GAMES TOURNEY, BARDIC till you can't sing any longer!!!
WHEN: July 8 2006, starting at 10:00 AM until the bugs drive us off!
WHERE: at 2252 S. Lodge Dr. Big Lake AK, Rolynnda's and Ardrude's
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-03 08:08
The 25th annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Kapi'olani Park in Honolulu, Hawaii featured demonstrations by the local SCA group.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2006-07-02 16:41
The 17th fairway of a golf course under development in East Lothian has revealed the ruins of houses dating back from the 12th-15th centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-16 11:48
The 25-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in England on June 16, 1567, a few weeks before being forced to abdicate her throne.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-11 08:06
Dan Brown is not a popular name at Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. The fame — or notoriety — of Brown's Da Vinci Code has led some to try to breach the chapel's secret vaults.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-01 12:08
On June 1, 1494, Friar John Cor created the first written record of a batch of Scotch whiskey.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-05-31 09:41
The Compendium of Scottish Silver, an extensive resource for metalsmiths and others interested in Scottish silversmithing, is available online in a fully-searchable format, free of charge from Cornell University's DSpace project. Written by Rodney and Janice Dietert, the 551-page book is also available as a print-on-demand download for a fee.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 15:37
Metalsmiths and researchers of Scottish silver will be glad to know that the Compendium of Scottish Silver is now available online in a fully-searchable format.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-20 10:42
On May 20, 635, an invading Northumbrian army was soundly trounced by the Picts under the command of King Bridei.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-10 11:17
On May 10, 1291, Edward I of England met with the nobles of Scotland to select their king.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-06 15:25
A 16th century football (that's soccer to those of us in the States) will be on display in Hamburg, Germany during the summer of 2006 for the game's World Cup.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-16 15:10
After decades of searching, the ruins of the Bishop of Glasgow's palace have been discovered outside the city. The 13th century building stood for three centuries before being destroyed in the Reformation.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-16 09:30
For sale: Knights Templar Castle in Barnton, Edinburgh, Scotland. Great for studying the Da Vinci Code.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-10 12:55
King James V of Scotland was born on April 10, 1512. He was the son of James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, the sister of King Henry VIII.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 16:48
Bring ye Clan, Friends and Foes alike, and share in the fun with Rivermarch and the War of the Clans II. There's something for everyone with even a wee bit of Scottish in them. And we KNOW ye do.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 10:08
A 300-year-old recipe for malt whiskey may produce the world's strongest single malt at 92 per cent. The drink is being produced at the Bruichladdich distillery on the west coast of Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-15 13:09
Archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones looks at Scotland's 2,000-year-old stone towers known as brochs, which were built by master builders for the purpose of defense.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-10 12:42
A Welsh burial mound from the Bronze Age reveals links to northern Scotland. Clues show that burial customs were similar to those in the Orkneys and Perthshire in Scotland.