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Scotland History

A Critical Inquiry into the Scottish Language

by Francisque-Michel, 1882 The Scotch language is acknowledged to be a dialect of the Saxon or old English, with some trifling variations; indeed the two languages originally were so nearly the same, that the principal differences at present between them are owing to the Scotch having retained many words and...

Clan Bruce

Our Patriot monarch, King Robert the Bruce, belonged to the Norman family De Bruis, which, in the person of Robert De Bruis, came to England with the Conqueror in 1066. This knight received the lands of Skelton in Yorkshire, and his son, Robert, who was an associate of the...

History of the Plague in Scotland

(This has not been edited from its original print, including spelling and format). Up to the middle of the fourteenth century, Scotland, owing, it may be assumed, to the temperate habits of the people as well as to the salubrity of its climate, was free from the plague, that awful...

The Old Scottish Wine Trade

This has not been edited from its original print. In such documents as we have concerning the mediaeval trade of Scotland, wine figures at an early date and appears to have constituted one of the principal articles of importation. In the Acts of the Scots Parliament there is an “Assize...

The Old Scottish Fisheries

This has not been edited from its original print.The writers to whom we owe the earliest descriptions of Scotland, are all in agreement as to the abundance of fish to be found both in the inland waters and in those by which the coasts were washed. “This region”, wrote...

A Comparative View of the Lengths of the Principal Rivers of Scotland

A comparative view of the lengths of the principal rivers of Scotland with a comparative view of the height of the falls of Foyers and Corba Linn. Drawn by W.H. Lizars. Published by John Thomson of Edinburgh in 1831. SEE FULL SIZED IMAGE  

Historical Scotland Map by L.G. Bullock

Printed and published by John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. in Edinburgh, Scotland, estimated date 1962. The map is decorated with the coat of arms of the main cities and towns, as well as principal Scottish family and clan chiefs. Places and events in Scotland's history are illustrated on this map....

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Scottish Words: A Fairy Tale Glossary

A body: a person Airt: direction Ahint: behind Bairn: child Baudrons: Scotch name for a cat Ben: in towards an inner room Ben: a mountain...

A Critical Inquiry into the Scottish Language

by Francisque-Michel, 1882 The Scotch language is acknowledged to be a dialect of the Saxon or old English, with some...

Saving Marytown

Though I set the windshield wipers on the fastest interval, they can not keep up with the rain. With...

Old Houses

It is a humid Tuesday in July, and I am standing on the shoulder of a dirt road in...

The Places We Come From

I was born and raised in Kodiak. For those who aren’t familiar, it is an island in the gulf...

Sometimes Island

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When You Return

When you return, your hair will be longer and your Koniag skin darkened from the sun’s reflection shining off...

Beautiful Scotland

Pennan, Scotland

About 40 miles north of Aberdeen you'll find the remains...

Catterline, Scotland

Catterline is a coastal village on the North Sea...

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