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Scottish Independence Myths and Their Facts

Scottish Independence Myths and Their Facts

Scottish independence is all many Scots are hearing at the moment, including the myths but not the facts. The vote is on September 18, and now is the time for the people to learn the truth about what it will mean. Here are some of the biggest myths people are being told, and the facts […]

Bannockburn Live Disappointing but Partially Customers’ Faults

Bannockburn Live Disappointing but Partially Customers’ Faults

Bannockburn Live was a disappointing event, but that was partially the fault of the customers. That is the opinion of someone who attended the day on Sunday June 29, 2014, and witnessed the queues for many of the different events. Those who attended first thing on the Sunday would have been able to do everything. […]

Bannockburn Live Ticket Refunds May Be Available

Bannockburn Live Ticket Refunds May Be Available

Bannockburn Live took place in the United Kingdom over the weekend, but ticket refunds may be available. It was not as enjoyable as expected, and customers have complained over the poor organization. People were forced to queue for three hours or more just to be able to see the re-enactment of the famous Scottish battle. […]

For Richer or for Poorer? The Costs of Scottish Independence

For Richer or for Poorer? The Costs of Scottish Independence

Scottish independence is being costed up. Never mind the supposed Scottish reluctance to part with money, any nation would wish to know whether they were going to be substantially richer or substantially poorer, as a result of independence. For voters in Scotland though, the options are as clear as mud. Both sides of the debate […]

Iconic Glasgow School of Art Rennie Mackintosh Building Goes up in Flames

Iconic Glasgow School of Art Rennie Mackintosh Building Goes up in Flames

One of Scotland’s most important architectural buildings, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed Glasgow School of Art has gone up in flames. The fire started in the basement on Friday lunchtime and quickly spread through all five floors. By the evening, the Scottish Fire Service were able to report they felt 90 percent of the listed […]

Controversy over Glasgow’s Demolition Plans for Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Controversy over Glasgow’s Demolition Plans for Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

One of the totemic landmarks of Glasgow, the towering cement blocks of the Red Road Flats, have been ear-marked for entertainment, as the organizers of the Commonwealth Games plan to blow them sky-high. The demolition will feature as part of the opening ceremony when the Commonwealth Games commence in July. Many are finding it in […]

Andy Murray Opens Luxury Hotel in Scotland

Andy Murray Opens Luxury Hotel in Scotland

Andy Murray now adds Hotelier to his list of achievements as the tennis ace opens Cromlix today, a luxury Five Star hotel near his home town of Dunblane in Scotland. Formerly a grand but rundown Victorian mansion, the property has been lovingly restored and refurbished. Amongst its many attractions are a beautiful loch, a private […]

‘Sláinte’ Is an Irish Term for Good Health

‘Sláinte’ Is an Irish Term for Good Health

Many people wonder what the word sláinte means, and why the word is used so often on St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte (SLAHN-chə) is a Gaelic-Irish term for “good health,” an expression in Ireland that stems from the word slan, which means “safe.” According to a reader survey on IrishCentral.com, sláinte is the most used Irish […]

Swordsmith Seeks Apprentices

Swordsmith Seeks Apprentices

Forget apprenticing for Donald Trump.  Two apprenticeships have opened in Scotland under a master swordsmith who seeks new minds to train in the art of weaponry—as in making actual, sharp swords out of metal using nothing but rudimentary tools. While they are not making swords for knights of old to wield in ancient battle, as […]

Lockerbie – the Pain Persists 25 Years On

Lockerbie – the Pain Persists 25 Years On

Twenty five years have passed. Twenty five years, but it still feels raw to the residents of the tiny Scottish town, which became known all over the world for the most horrible reason. The Lockerbie bombing. Twenty five years of grief too for the family and friends of those who were lost that day when […]

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