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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

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