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Scott-ish Identity and The Referendum

The passage of time often transforms our perspective of past events, places and people.

As the one year anniversary of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum comes hurtling closer and closer to us I have found myself revisiting the arguments that transformed me into a Yes evangelical. 657 more words

Montreal Caledonian Games, 1880

Montreal Daily Star, 23 September 1880, page 2

The Caledonians

Conclusion of the Games

Towards the conclusion of the games yesterday a very great number of spectators had gathered, and the events excited considerable enthusiasm. 388 more words


An ode to Scotland

Claire Gilligan from Airdrie Academy in North Lanarkshire got in touch to share this poem written collaboratively by her second year English class, 2EX5. It’s funny and warm and a cracking celebration of all things Scottish. 250 more words


The Halloween Festival - Montreal, 1869

Montreal Gazette 1 November 1869, page 2

The Halloween Festival

The Caledonian Society’s Festival was as great a success this Halloween as on any previous occasion. 1,924 more words


'The Re-forming of a scattered Scottishness' Part 1: The Claymore Boys’ Magazine

Elizabeth Ritchie is a Lecturer at the Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands. She blogs about the history of Easter Ross and the Northern Highlands, in a collaboration between Historylinks museum in Dornoch and the Centre for History. 916 more words


A brief historical and literary overview of the portrayal of Malcolm Canmore

My first blog post will place my PhD project—and King Malcolm III—in historical and literary context. Since the name “Malcolm III” might not be as recognisable as Malcolm Canmore, I will continually refer to the king as the latter. 1,006 more words


Jackie Kemp – Is the Southbank Centre right to exclude Scotland from its flagship exhibition on British history?

History is Now, the big new exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London, is meant to address British postwar history. It does not do so. As a Scot who voted ‘No’ in the referendum I found the experience of visiting this show profoundly depressing. 631 more words