Category: Scottish History

An Intro to Scots Gaelic

The Scots Gaelic language, or simply Scottish Gaelic, is a member of the Goidelic group of the Celtic Languages. These languages are spoken along the Northwest coast of Scotland and the Hebrides Island, you will also find many Gaelic speaking communities in Australia, United States, and Canada. Gaelic was introduced into Scotland around 500 AD, […]

5 of Scotland’s Famous Castles

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Glamis Castle, which can be found nestled close by the village of Glamis in Angus, Scotland is open to the public. It is known to be the home in which Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother spent her childhood. It is also said to be the birthplace of her second daughter, Princess Margaret. Glamis castle is […]

The Declaration of Arbroath

The Declaration of Arbroath, is without a doubt the most precious and treasured historical document in the National Archives of Scotland.Our own Declaration of independence was modeled after the Declaration of Arbroath.The document was written in 1320 as a request to the Pope for Scotland to be recognized as an independent nation. The signatories of […]