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The Orkney Islands
The Orkney Islands, off Scotland's north-east coast, are rich in history, from a Viking cathedral to a wealth of prehistoric sites.
The Oral Tradition
Scotland has had a shorter history of the written word than many cultures. The primary source of history and knowledge has been the human voice speaking and singing tales of the past, stories of the present and imaginings of futures yet to come.
The Oldest Girl In The World - Book Review
The Oldest Girl In The World is a poetry book by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Though billed as a book for children the book also appeals to adults -the poems are funny, inventive, thoughtful and charmingly illustrated.
The Murray Brothers
Andy and Jamie Murray - Scottish tennis players at the top of their game
The Isle of Lewis
The Isle of Lewis - one of Scotland's Western Isles - has a long history and ancient monuments.
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.
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 Clootie Well
The Clootie Well - a site on the Black Isle renowned for healling
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 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.
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