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‘It’s only a fitba match after all’. A short commentary on national identity

This week’s post comes from Magda Szymborska-Bishop, one of the students on our MLitt British Studies course.

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend a football game at Hampden Park where Scotland played Poland in the qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championship. 964 more words

Grand Annual Gathering of the Caledonian Society, Montreal, 1857

Montreal Gazette, 6 September 1857, page 3

The Grand Annual Gathering of the Caledonian Society came off with great success yesterday. The ground of Guilbault’s Gardens at as early hour became crowded. 391 more words


'The Re-forming of a Scattered Scottishness' Part 2: The Isles of Opportunity

Dr 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. 1,040 more words

Who do we think we are?

This week’s blog comes from Dr Graham Watson, Head of Resources at High Life Highland, the body responsible for cultural and leisure services in the Highland region. 1,192 more words

Halloween - Montreal, 1880

Montreal Gazette, 30 October 1880, page 5.


Twenty-fifth annual concert of the Caledonian Society

The beautiful new Queen’s Hall contained a goodly audience last night, the occasion being that annual event which never fails to excite interest not only among the descendants of Auld Scotia, but amongst our citizens generally, the Halloween Concert of the Caledonian society. 3,618 more words


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