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Historic Edinburgh & The Royal Mile – 1943

From the British Council Film Department Catalogue Three overseas servicemen take a tour of the Royal Mile - visiting the sights between Edinburgh Castle and...

The History of Caledonian MacBrayne

Courtesy Caledonian MacBrayne CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of David MacBrayne Ltd, which is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers. Previously operating as Caledonian...

Scottish Poor Houses Were Considered Superior by Political Economists of the...

The Scottish poorhouse, occasionally referred to as a workhouse, provided accommodation for the destitute and poor in Scotland. The first steps taken by the...

The Scottish Roots of Sixth Largest Trade Book Publisher in the...

by Michael Hyatt, The Thomas Neilson Way Our company has a long and fascinating history. The story begins in Scotland with the birth of Thomas...

Documents Show Scots Petitioned Against Slavery in Early America

The petition and the report of the minister are in the Hargrett Rare Book Collection. You can download the full document here: Hargrett_Manuscripts Many accounts...

Highland Cottages: The Taigh Dubh or Black House

by Douglas MacKenzie | The Clearances Thatched houses were common throughout the Highlands at the time of the Clearances. A few have been preserved, or...

End of Life for Cockenzie’s Iconic Chimneys

Cockenzie's iconic chimneys were demolished by Controlled explosion on Saturday 26th September, changing the skyline around East Lothian and the Forth forever. Scottish Power captured...

Scotland’s Ghost Stations – Disused Railway Stations

SOURCE: YouTube.com - Ghost stations is the usual English translation for the German word Geisterbahnhöfe. This term was used to describe certain stations on...