Concerning Nonsense: the sequel

Every so often I stumble upon a forum or blog post regarding Scottishness and identity of which quite frankly exasperates, but also infuriates me to the extent that I both need to lie down and weep, but also petulantly assault the nearest wall. Now, of course, anyone familiar with this blog will have a sneaking …

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Scotland’s shame: Holyrood, when a bare hill would have been better

The Scottish Parliament building (Holyrood) is ugly. Horrendous, an eye-sore, laughable, undignified, disgraceful and quite frankly embarrassing; there, I said it. But don't just take my word for it, after all Holyrood did come fourth in a top ten list from 2005 of buildings people would like to see burned to the ground, and was …

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Interesting and Miscellaneous occurrences concerning Scotland

From Abbey's and old cottages, boulders associated with Hags and faeries, to prophecy and the Picts, here is a selection of random, but interesting facts, myths and legends from Scottish history and folklore. Kilwinning Abbey Robin Cummel tells a story of the old abbey wherein no females were said to be able to enter. However, the Abbot …

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The Strategic Placement, and defensibility of, Pictish Brochs In Southern Scotland

When you look at the placement of Pictish Brochs in Southern Scotland, the purely defensive placements of such structures is clearer to see, than at any other Broch site in Scotland. As without the surrounding defensibility of countless mountains, Lochs, straits and Islands, the Brochs of Southern Scotland, and their strategic placement, stand out even …

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