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Glasgow Getting Ready for the Commonwealth Games

On the way home from work this evening I went up to George Square in Glasgow to see the activities in the main square in the City. 251 more words


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #14 mtDNA lineup of my Scottish Roots

My mtDNA includes this lineup of females:

Margaret Laidlaw 1870-1963 Cambusnethan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Catherine Smith 1844-1938 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Margaret Hepburn 1813-1893 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland… 108 more words

Elusive Ancestor Hunter

Let's write history or rewrite history.

Warning: I had a bad day when I wrote this :)

I watched a couple of T.V. documentaries on the independence referendum. The BBC’s for richer or poorer was exactly what you would expect. 1,194 more words


Independent what? Yawn...

It might be the beer or early mornings but the independence thing has me yawning. I am really passionate about there being a Scotland, but even I am getting bored with the rehashing of the same old nonsense. 1,149 more words



The assassination of the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand on June 28th 1914 in Sarajevo was the catalyst that brought about The Great War. Exactly one year later on the… 1,094 more words


Queen's Baton Relay at South Lanarkshire

The Queen’s Baton Relay for the XX Commonwealth Games arrived in South Lanarkshire on Sunday 22nd June. It was launched on 9th October, 2013 at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty The Queen placed Her message to the Commonwealth into the baton. 160 more words


Vintage Leyland Titan 484 Bus

On the way home from the golf on Saturday I passed a display of vintage vehicles in the street. A great attraction was a Leyland Titan 484 bus. 445 more words