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Dance or Die? Dundee, 1892

Glengarry News, 9 Jun 1892, page 4

Some Scotchmen think that the person who cannot dance ought to die.  The public schools of Dundee will hereafter teach their pupils to dance the Highland fling, the Strathspey, and other national dances.


How the bagpipes came to Scotland, 1868

Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser, 24 Oct 1868, page 6

How the bagpipes came into Scotland – The abominable characteristics of the bagpipes are not really Scotch, but French. 100 more words


St Andrew's Day in Canada, St John, NB, 1920

Aberdeen Press and Journal, 23 December 1920, page 6

St Andrew’s Day in Canada

The “Daily Telegraph” of St John, New Brunswick, for December 1, contains a four-column report of the celebration of St Andrew’s Day by the St John Society.  104 more words


Shinty, Blackheath, London, 1845

Perthshire Advertiser, 9 Jan 1845, p2

The Game of “Shinty” – this favourite Highland game was played at Blackheath, on the afternoon of Christmas-day, by Highlanders resident in London and its vicinity.  183 more words


St Andrew's Day, Montreal, 1822

The Scribbler, Montreal – 26 Dec 1822 pgs 4-6

Laprairie, 10th Dec

Mr LL MacCulloch

Saint Andrew, with his wintery robes, has been so ill received by his Mount Royal children that he has deigned to honour this place with a visit on his natal day.  1,000 more words


'Identities are not like hats. Human beings can and do put on several at a time'

We’re delighted to publish a series of blog posts written by MLitt students at the Centre for History, University of the Highlands as part of their coursework for the module ‘British Identities’. 932 more words

Gaelic Old Smuggler Scotch, 1914

Montreal Daily Star, 27 November 1914, page 7

Ask for Gaelic Old Smuggler Scotch and insist upon getting it!