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Saltwater 25 – More Relevant Than Ever

In 1991, Julian Lennon had success with the song Saltwater, from his fourth studio album, Help Yourself. This year marks the 25th anniversary of...

Tayside Maritime History: Lighthouses

From "The Story of our Lighthouses and Lightships" by W.H. Davenport Adams, 1891. This content is part of the preservation of the TAMH Project. When...

Filmmaker John Duncan Captures Beautiful Scotland

THIS FOOTAGE MUST NOT BE USED WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION Over the past eight or so months I've traveled around Scotland, usually getting up at offensively...

Archaeology in South Uist

This is an overview written by Kate Macdonald from the Kildonan Museum. Please visit the museum's website for more information here. South Uist has been the...

Drone Over Queensferry Crossing

The deck fan of the Queensferry Crossing Centre Tower has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest freestanding balanced cantilever structure...

Stuart Sutcliffe: The Scottish Beatle

"I looked up to Stu, I depended on him to tell me the truth. Stu would tell me if something was good and I'd...

A Brief History of the Scottish Ballad Bessie Bell and Mary...

The Scottish ballad of Bessie Bell and Mary Gray tells the story of two young women, both daughters of Perthshire lairds, who retreated to...

Pringle of Scotland

In 2009, Pringle of Scotland commissioned artist David Shrigley to create a humorous short animated film about life behind-the-scenes at Pringle to celebrate its...

The History of Alexanders of Scotland

Courtesy of Alexanders of Scotland Alexanders (Kirkburn Mills) Ltd was first establish many decades ago by the Smith family of Thomas Smith & Co., to...

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...

104 Year Old Greyhound Enthusiast Recommends a Daily Bowl Of Porridge

by Alicia Simpson The family of a care home resident from Paisley has revealed his secret for reaching his 104th birthday – a regular dose...

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...

A Very Scottish Way to Deal with Hate Preachers

Open-air preaching, also known as street preaching or public preaching, is one of the oldest acts of public communication. It's a method historically and...

An Introduction to Scottish Slang

We recently stumbled upon this lovely video uploaded by Scottish YouTuber MorayMakeup in 2011. It was her response to another YouTuber named Jim Chapman,...

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...