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Do People In Scotland Value Scotland’s Heritage? Survey Says . . . ?????

Last month Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop announced the government’s recent conclusion that “Scots value heritage and culture”.  The claim is based upon the most recent Scottish Household Survey released in August of 2014.  The Secretary’s press release reports that nine in ten Scots agree heritage buildings and places should […]

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Scottish Clan Events Fund: A Chance for Scotland to Support Scottish Clans & Families.

The Scottish Government has, in recognition of the importance that it places on Clan Tourism to the Scottish economy (that’s their quote not ours), worked with Clan representatives to support the creation of the Scottish Clan Event Fund.  The fund is intended to provide legally constituted Clans and Clan Societies with financial support of up […]

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Adhamh O Broin: A real highland hero is coming to America on a wee tour this Spring!

Catch the Outlander Gaelic tutor as he tours the western United States and listen to his personal story of the real struggle of Scots Gaelic and traditional Scottish culture in today’s Scotland.  Adhamh has long been in the middle of that struggle and we look forward to hearing what he has to say. Check out […]

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If Your Kids Were Irish …

If your kids were interested in the ancient Irish language instead of their own Scots Gaelic, they could compete for scholarships to study in Ireland in an awesome immersion program offered through the Irish government’s partnership with the United States government and funded by the National Lottery in Ireland. Then when their scholarship was awarded, […]

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Highland Titles: Built On Deception & Stolen Heritage Hopefully Soon Gone And Easily Forgotten

For those who have followed the Highland Title saga over the years, you may finally be able to draw this issue to a close, if a pack of Scottish land lawyers have their way.    The entire scheme of selling wee plots of ground in Scotland to buyers who then entitle themselves with really offensive […]

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NEWS FLASH: Reports Of The Scottish Clan System’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This is the latest in a dialogue with Scottish blogger Phoenix45.org. Thank you Phoenix45.org, for your latest comments in our ongoing dialogue.  The beauty of this is we are actually dredging up areas of potential agreement.  If we can last long enough.  For instance, P45 says this: “I have no problem with the diaspora and their […]

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Edinburgh Airport To Receive Significant Upgrades To International Services

Great news for American travelers to Scotland. Edinburgh Airport will add a new and separate international immigration hall and baggage reclaim area as part of a multi million pound extension plan. The reason? Long haul traffic at the terminal increased almost 90% last year thanks to new routes to the Middle East and America. UK […]

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Dig It! 2015: A year long celebration of Scottish archaeology

Despite the fact that one might make some very snarky comments about two branches of the Scottish Government just having named two different years as Scotland’s Year of Archaeology – we will not be snarky.  Indeed, we are delighted although a bit late to the game for 2015. Some time ago, Visit Scotland announced 2017 […]

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Diaspora Strategy: Back To Our Image Problem

Apparently we have launched a dialogue! Outstanding because we love to talk!  From the looks of it, we have quite a bit of talking yet to do to convince some of our Scottish brothers and sisters that we are just people of Scottish ancestry who enjoy knowing where we came from and at least the […]

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Vikings To Invade North Carolina In April!

Scotland is full of dangerous natives who speak an incomprehensible language and the weather is rotten. So was the opinion of 13th Century Viking raiders and traders regarding their southern neighbor, ‘Skotland’.  “Icelanders who want to practice robbery are advised to go there,” reports recently interpreted norse saga.  “But it may cost them their life.” Well, […]

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