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Say "Hee Haw" to Waste, Alba

HEE HAW. AS IN ZERO.

ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND issued a little something called the Carrier Bag Commitment today to all retailers across the country. And to the people who are shopping, of course. 74 more words

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Swindon full of drunken Scottish soldiers

Drunken soldiers swamped Swindon, according to the diary of our friend Wlliam Hallam:

27th February 1915
After tea to Bath Rd Reading Room. Saw two girls when they came in tonight said the town was full of drunken Scots who were in from Draycott camp. 6 more words

Behind The Lines

Fair Fur Ye's

Well hullo ther ma wee tumshies!  It’s a’ well an guid haen ma ain Twitter an a’ but fur tae git the Caleban message across richt, thought ah’d tak pit oot ma ain blog tae ‘git doon’ wi the weans. 201 more words

Blog

Writing 201: Poetry Potluck

As I mentioned, the weekend assignment for this course is to post a favourite piece of poetry.  I tend to have favourite poets/authors/directors/whatever rather than favourite pieces, which turned this into a challenge of selecting something that I felt best represented that person and why I enjoy their work (in this case Robert Burns), and that would be a good introduction for anyone not too familiar with them (outside of pieces like Auld Lang Syne or Address to a Haggis that many have heard of if not read or heard recited). 815 more words

Writing

Druim Alban: the Spine of Alba

During the late ninth and early tenth centuries, the Picts and Scots united to become a single, Gaelic-speaking people whose principal rulers were the descendants of Cináed mac Ailpín. 1,299 more words

Historic Sites

Alan MacDonal FitzRoland MacFergus, Constable of Scotland, Lord Galloway

My 21st great-grandfather was the last of the independent Lords of Galloway, in Scotland.  He married three or four times and is buried at Dundrennan Abbey in Galloway.   2,434 more words

History

A Scottish Love Story

A young Scottish lad and lass were sitting on a low stone wall, holding hands, gazing out over the loch.

For several minutes they sat silently. 259 more words

Humour