San Diego Scottish Highland Games

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

Back From the Grave

Back From the GraveMargaret Halcro married, 1674, in her 27th year, the Rev. Henry Erskine, and died, 14th January 1725, in the house of her son, Rev. Ebenezer Erskine. She was buried at Scotland Wells, where her tombstone is still to be seen. Those are the basic facts of Margaret Halcro Erskine’s life, but they […]

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Tam O-Shanter

By Marilyn McPhie Robert Burns, an icon of Scottish literature, who is celebrated annually on his late-January birthday, wrote a long narrative poem telling the old Scottish legend of Tam O’Shanter. Here’s how the story goes: It was a dark and stormy night in a cozy neighborhood pub. There at the bar sat Tam O’Shanter,

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Clan Bruce

Clan Bruce was one of the richest and most powerful clans in the 12th-14th centuries. It was a Royal House in the 14th century and produced two kings of Scotland. Clan history Bruce is one of the most famous of all Scottish clans. It produced two kings of Scotland, one of whom, Robert the Bruce,

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Vegetarian Haggis

Ingredients. 75g mushrooms finely chopped.- 75g brown lentils (SOAKED FOR 2-3HOURS) -50g pinhead oatmeal (soaked for one hour) – 50g red kidney beans (soaked, cooked and chopped) – 25g vegan spread (or butter).  150g grated carrot. – 2cloves of garlic peeled and chopped – 150g onions peeled and finely chopped – 1tbsp Scottish rapeseed oil

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Scottish sights to visit

Bruce’s Cave Lace up your walking boots and pack a lunch for a visit to Robert the Bruce’s cave, which is up a steep path above Kirtle Water, near Kirkpatrick Flemming. Legend says that Robert the Bruce hid from the English armies within these gloomy walls, and watched a spider repeatedly attempting to spin a

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