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Peter Pan - The Boy Who Never Grew Up
You may have read the book, seen a film, stage play, musical or ballet about Peter Pan. This article explores the book, the author and the legacy Peter Pan has left.
Playing With Time
Proposals for changing time in the UK may be good for England, but will they benefit Scotland?
Queen Margaret of Scotland
Queen Margaret - Anglo-Saxon, born in Hungary in the eleventh century, brought up in the English court of her kinsman Edward the Confessor. She died in 1093 in Edinburgh Castle, where a chapel still bears her name. Her deep faith led to the church conferring sainthood on this medieval queen.
Ramsay MacDonald - First Labour Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald, first Labour Prime Minister, was born and brought up in Scotland. He presided over a troubled time in UK politics, and was in some ways a man ahead of his time.
Rob Roy is a Scottish folklore hero whose legendary exploits have been celebrated in music, film and print.
Robert Burns – poet, farmer, songwriter, lover - was born in in 1759. His birthday, January 25, is celebrated by Scots the world over as Burns Night. The Burns poem Address To A Haggis is a core feature of Burns Night celebrations.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson's father was an engineer who designed lighthouses; his mother's father was a minister. Stevenson always knew that all he wanted to do was write. His books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde.
Saint Columba, one of the oldest known characters in Scottish history, is famous for the monastery he set up on the island of Iona in the sixth century. His name has also been linked with the Loch Ness Monster...
Sawney Bean and his notorious family lived in a cave in Ayrshire on Scotland’s south west coast near Ballantrae. The clan at full strength was said to number 48, each and every one of them a cannibal who caught, murdered, pickled and ate unwary travellers.
Scotch whisky - origins and the art of whisky making.
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