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Susan Boyle - Scottish Singing Sensation
Susan Boyle shot to fame with her audition on Britain's Got Talent. Her performance of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Misearbles gained worldwide acclaim.
The Skye Boat Song
The Skye Boat Song is a music that stays with you – eminently singable and hummable. It tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey from the Uist to Skye. The song carries the optimism and hope of the Jacobites – men who believed in an independent Scotland.
The Antonine Wall
The Antonine Wall, built by the Romans, stretched from the River Clyde in west Scotland to the River Forth in east Scotland. This was the final frontier for the Romans in Britain, a huge piece of builidng work which they abandoned within a generation. The Antonine Wall is a World Heritage site.
The Battle of Pinkie
The Battle of Pinkie, in 1547, was a turning point in the histories of Scotland and England. The political battleground was the English desire for Mary Queen of Scots, aged four, to marry Edward VI, Henry VIII's heir, aged nine.
The Battle of Stirling Bridge
Wiilam Wallace had a short time in the eye of history. The Battle of Stirling Bridge was his crowning achievement on 11 September 1297.
The Black Isle
The Black Isle, in the Scottish Highlands, lies north of Inverness. An area that in the past was self sufficient now boasts bridges to north and south offering links to the mainland.
The Clootie Well
The Clootie Well - a site on the Black Isle renowned for healling
The Eagle of the Ninth - Book Review
The Eagle of the Ninth, a book published in 1954 by Rosemary Sutcliffe, has been the inspiration for the 2011 film The Eagle starring Channing Tatum. Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland. This article reviews the book.
The Haggis A Little History - Book Review
Want to find out about haggis? The Haggis A Little History is written by a woman who loves food, enjoys cooking and discusses haggis in a fun, informal way.
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