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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

Today is St Patrick’s Day, I must be Irish: Reflections of a multi-ethnic Canadian, 2015

I will admit to spending an inordinate amount of time thinking about identity. My academic interest, since my Master’s has been about how people of British origin Canada saw themselves, and expressed their identity through the public and religious lives. 490 more words

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From the Archives – Scottish Affairs – What factors influence the decision to support Scottish Independence?

Throughout 2014 we published a number of articles about the then impeding referendum on Scottish Independence in our journal Scottish Affairs. As we move towards a general election, the research and data contained within these articles hold as true now as they did then. 288 more words


Duke to Attend the Ball, St Andrew's Society, Montreal, 1911

Montreal Standard, 4 November 1911, page 18

Duke to Attend the Ball

The seventy-sixth annual meeting of St Andrew’s Society of Montreal was held on Thursday, with Lieut-Colonel Gardner in the chair. 214 more words


S - Being Scottish; the Stones of Callanish

What’s it like to be Scottish?

Fraser smiled. ‘Easy seen you haven’t lived in Edinburgh for very long. When you’ve been here a few years you find it’s a case of just trying to get through the whole sorry farce of Hogmanay with as little involvement as possible. 325 more words

Oats ad, Montreal, 1912

Montreal Daily Star, 8 May 1912, page 7

“Eh! Man, but I’d like a dish o’ they Oats.”