March 2021

The Sack of Berwick

2021-03-30T13:04:01+00:00

The Sack of Berwick must surely be one of the bloodiest atrocities of the Scottish Wars of Independence.  Today a ghostly piper is said to play his pipes while pacing the ramparts of Berwick Castle. We do not know who this spectre is, but could he be a victim of Edward I of England’s rage? [...]

The Sack of Berwick2021-03-30T13:04:01+00:00

Alexander III: A ghostly visitor at his wedding was a portent of his impending death

2021-03-29T21:31:18+00:00

Alexander III, King of Scots' wedding to Yolande de Dreux was unforgettable. Wine flowed freely in the Great Hall of Jedburgh Castle. This was a grand affair and a masked ball had been organised by the king. Thousands of candles lit the hall and the numerous guests danced to the music. Suddenly the doors burst [...]

Alexander III: A ghostly visitor at his wedding was a portent of his impending death2021-03-29T21:31:18+00:00

Was Saint Kessog Scotland’s Original Patron Saint?

2021-03-10T13:44:29+00:00

Saint Kessog (also known as MacKessog) is an obscure figure in Scottish history who appears out of the mists of time. However, he was once venerated by Robert the Bruce and there are those who argue that he was once the Patron Saint of Scotland, before Saint Andrew was given that iconic role.  Saint Kessog [...]

Was Saint Kessog Scotland’s Original Patron Saint?2021-03-10T13:44:29+00:00
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