January 2018

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Ardvreck Castle

2020-10-16T23:10:41+00:00

Betrayals and Besiege at Ardvreck Castle! Nestled between the shores of Loch Assynt and the looming peaks of the Quinag, Ardvreck Castle (Caisteal Àrd Bhric in Gaelic) in the Scottish Highlands was once home to the MacLeods of Assynt. It is an achingly beautiful part of Scotland with mountain faces of sheer rock and bleak [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Ardvreck Castle2020-10-16T23:10:41+00:00

Robert Burns and the Da Vinci Code of Paintings

2020-10-17T18:50:11+00:00

Mystery! Intrigue! It began when I was researching out some information about Tam O’ Shanter. What I discovered was something which could have come straight out of a Dan Brown novel. First there was a ‘lost’ Robert Burns painting, thought once to have belonged to Sir James Shaw, one-time Lord Mayor of London. Then mysterious [...]

Robert Burns and the Da Vinci Code of Paintings2020-10-17T18:50:11+00:00

Scottish Graveyards: From a Multi-purpose Commodity to a Dying World

2020-10-17T19:22:12+00:00

Down through the ages, Scottish graveyards or kirkyards have had a variety of uses other than laying our dear departed to rest. This includes the following: being used as market places, being used as prisons, wapinschaw, weapons practice, feeding grounds for animals and inspiration for writers such as Charles Dickens and J K Rowling. [...]

Scottish Graveyards: From a Multi-purpose Commodity to a Dying World2020-10-17T19:22:12+00:00

Cluny Hill in Forres: From the Witches Stone to the Colours of Cluny

2020-10-17T19:23:49+00:00

The Colours of Cluny is a recently established outdoor sound and light show held on Cluny Hill in Grant Park in the picturesque town of Forres in Moray during the late autumn. This event is organised by the Forres Features Community Interest Group and produced by the same producers as the famous Enchanted Forest in [...]

Cluny Hill in Forres: From the Witches Stone to the Colours of Cluny2020-10-17T19:23:49+00:00
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