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May 2020

Cardinal Beaton: The Haunted Realm and Restless Spirits of Two Lovers Seperated in Death

2020-05-29T18:44:02+00:00

Cardinal Beaton was a man of many properties, during his lifetime. Many of these were acquired due to his position in the church. However, these were dangerous times to be lining your pocket with your parishioners’ silver. After all, the Reformation was a powder keg waiting to explode in Scotland. His own actions were to [...]

Cardinal Beaton: The Haunted Realm and Restless Spirits of Two Lovers Seperated in Death2020-05-29T18:44:02+00:00

The Battle of Dún Nechtain: The Beginninig of the Scottish Nation

2020-05-20T16:33:55+00:00

As the Battle of Dún Nechtain was taking place, a strange incident occurred in Carlisle.  Iurminburg, Queen of Bernicia, sought refuge in a Nunnery which her sister governed as Abbess. Where else was a woman supposed to find solace when their menfolk were at war? That day she had a visitor, the recently appointed Bishop [...]

The Battle of Dún Nechtain: The Beginninig of the Scottish Nation2020-05-20T16:33:55+00:00

April 2020

Beltane Brìde

2020-04-30T15:10:35+00:00

In Scotland, Beltane and May Day are almost synonymous. May Day is a Spring holiday celebrated across Europe on May the First. It has ancient origins, some which extend back into the pagan rituals of the Romans. For the Gaelic-speaking people it aligns with Beltane (or Beltainn), celebrated each year on the 30th of April. [...]

Beltane Brìde2020-04-30T15:10:35+00:00

The Battle of Culloden: Premonitions, Harbingers and the Second Sight

2020-04-16T11:21:45+00:00

The Battle of Culloden was the last battle to be fought upon British soil. The Battle would prove to be the death knell of the Jacobite cause. On the lead up to the Battle, there were who had premonitions that things would not go well for the Jacobites. Events at the Battle of Culloden The [...]

The Battle of Culloden: Premonitions, Harbingers and the Second Sight2020-04-16T11:21:45+00:00

The Stone of Destiny: The Holy Grail of Scotland?

2020-04-11T14:44:23+00:00

On the 11th April 1951, Scotland’s Stone of Destiny was found on the High Altar of Arbroath Abbey. The Stone had been missing for months. Some would argue that the Stone had not really been stolen for the Stone had been wrested from Scotland some seven hundred years before. But how can a simple block [...]

The Stone of Destiny: The Holy Grail of Scotland?2020-04-11T14:44:23+00:00

The Declaration of Arbroath and Historical Events at Arbroath Abbey

2020-04-06T11:54:07+00:00

The Declaration of Arbroath was signed on the 6th of April 1320. Robert the Bruce and a retinue of earls and knights met at Arbroath Abbey to sign the historic document. Not only was this most likely the most important document ever to be signed in Scotland but the ramifications of its ideals were to [...]

The Declaration of Arbroath and Historical Events at Arbroath Abbey2020-04-06T11:54:07+00:00

March 2020

Spooky Scotland’s Guide to the Scotland’s Haunted Highlands and Islands

2020-03-29T16:44:29+00:00

Perhaps nowhere in the world has as many tales of hauntings as Scotland's Haunted Highlands. The Landscape and Scotland's Haunted Highlands There is a haunting quality to the Highlands of Scotland which conjure up images of kilted clansmen appearing out of the mist. The ruins of abandoned cottages are remnants of a way of life [...]

Spooky Scotland’s Guide to the Scotland’s Haunted Highlands and Islands2020-03-29T16:44:29+00:00

The Deaths of George Wishart and Cardinal Beaton: Martyrdom and Murder at St Andrews Castle

2020-03-01T16:29:31+00:00

The martyrdom of George Wishart at St Andrews on the 1st of March 1546 has a déjà vu feel to it. Only eighteen years prior to this, Patrick Hamilton had a similar fate at the hands of a Catholic Beaton in the town, once said to hold the relics of Scotland’s Patron Saint. George Wishart [...]

The Deaths of George Wishart and Cardinal Beaton: Martyrdom and Murder at St Andrews Castle2020-03-01T16:29:31+00:00

February 2020

The Curse of Patrick Hamilton

2020-03-01T06:37:38+00:00

Patrick Hamilton was only 24 years old on that fateful day in 1528. A tempest was raging through the streets of St Andrews, home to Scotland’s oldest university and once the resting place of the bones of Scotland’s patron saint. Another storm was raging in the hearts of the Scottish people. The flames which consumed [...]

The Curse of Patrick Hamilton2020-03-01T06:37:38+00:00

Saint Valentine and the Glasgow Connection

2020-02-14T14:19:11+00:00

February the 14th is a time when all the romantics' hearts are set aflutter at the prospect of Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine.  People find themselves travelling around to globe to places renowned for their romantic moods. Paris, Rome and Venice all lay claim to being 'The City of Love' but did [...]

Saint Valentine and the Glasgow Connection2020-02-14T14:19:11+00:00