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Scotland’s Lost Country Houses

Have you ever taken a drive through the Scottish countryside and come upon a dilapidated structure and wondered what led to its demise? Or have you heard tales about demolished historical estates and want to know where they once stood? There are many reasons Scottish estates have fallen to ruin...

Women in Scottish History

Women in Scottish History, or WISH, is a project funded and developed by the University of Guelph, and it's a fascinating effort that originally launched in 2000. The WISH database strives to collect and maintain four types of Scottish records, including: - Bibliographies of Scottish Women - Biographies of Scottish women - Documents...

Scots Words and Place-Names

Do you know the difference between a skellie and a skerrie or a smiddie and a souter? Or that wast is west and waster is wester? No? Then this website will help you out of the wuid and through the yett. Scots Words and Place-names (SWAP) is a simple but...

Aberdeen Gardening

I am simply delighted to have stumbled upon a website that not only offers detailed information about all of the beautiful plants and flowers we can grow in Aberdeen, but also tells us the life story of the gardener, and family, and his great love of gardening. "My interest in...

Mountain Bothies Association

Bothies are a great way for groups of 5 or less to seek shelter from the elements while visiting remote areas and enjoying the glorious Scottish outdoors. Bothies are a wonderful example of community teamwork and when everyone follows basic guidelines, visiting one is almost always a pleasant experience. Bothies...

Caledonian Maps

Tucked away in the Highlands, just off the A96 and a few miles in from the Moray Firth, you'll find Caledonian Maps - a business known globally as the foremost specialist in historical maps of Scotland. Its range of maps will take you on an adventure dating back to...

Ancient Scotland

Martin McCarthy has been taking photographs of Scotland's landscape since 1993 and selflessly documenting Scotland's ancient sites online since 1995. Based out of Glasgow, McCarthy left his computer business to become a full-time photographer in 2007. McCarthy's story is evidence that when people follow their passions, all of us benefit....

Scottish Brick History

The Roman occupation of Scotland in first century AD brought brick-making skills to the Scots. Before the industrial revolution all bricks in Scotland were moulded by hand, a long process which began with the excavation of clay in autumn and ended the following summer when the bricks were fired...

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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

(NOTE: Sometimes Island is part of Kodiak Island in Alaska, USA. The island is only reachable during low tide,...

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

Catterline, Scotland

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

South Queensferry, Scotland

Picturesque South Queensferry is a beautiful waterfront town about...

Pennan, Scotland

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

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