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1881 Scottish Census Surname Hunter

1881 Scottish Census Surname Hunter

County Clackmannanshire

Population 24,127

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Remembering An Old Fashioned Christmas....

Keeping in line with ‘Humans of Clacks,’ a pet project I’ve been involved for the past year or so. I did an informal interview with a nice old lady I met in the waiting area at work, who decided to engage in conversation while she was waiting.    386 more words


The dark shadow of a branchy tree

William Alexander who wrote this poem is not William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling  and Viscount of Canada, who was born about 1567 in  Clackmannanshire;   Lord Alexander was a courtier and poet, and an adventurer involved in the Scottish colonisation in Nova Scotia and Long Island. 150 more words


improving reading from Clackmannanshire to West Dunbartonshire

In the 1990s, two different studies began tracking the outcomes of reading interventions in Scottish schools.   One, run by Joyce Watson and Rhona Johnston then from the University of St Andrews, started in 1992/3 in schools in Clackmannanshire, which hugs the River Forth, just to the east of Stirling. 1,638 more words

Synthetic Phonics

Where diverse religious beliefs and local superstitions grow, curses seem sure to follow – and Scotland is no different. Below is a variety of curses from throughout the country’s history – read on for stories of mummies, cursed fields, powerful stones and more… 1,980 more words


Exploring Scotland: King's Seat Hill

Dollar Glen

After finishing the series ‘Merlin’, on Netflix (RIP season 6), we decided to visit Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Whilst looking up information about Arthur’s Seat we also discovered a hill called ‘King’s Seat Hill’ in Dollar, and, in continuing the theme of hills and royalty, we decided to pay it a visit.  339 more words



From where I write I can see that every ten minutes or so a bus passes.  When I started writing this post I had no idea that on the front of each bus was an insignia that linked each one to this country house located hundreds of miles away. 3,126 more words