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September 2013

Climbing Kilimanjaro Posted on the

Climbing Kilimanjaro

We’re very excited to hear our friends at local Edinburgh charity “It’s Good To Give” are just 2 days away from setting off on their trek to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

At an impressive 19,330ft (5,892m) high, Mt Kilimanjaro is considered one of the toughest treks out there, and on Wednesday 2nd October, 31 enthusiastic volunteers from It’s Good To Give will

Who are we Scots? - Part One Posted on the

Who are we Scots? - Part One

It's well known that Scotland was invaded by many different cultures which shaped the country to how it is today. In this series, Who are We Scots, our guest blogger John will be discovering who the Scottish nation really are, what we're made of, and what makes us tick.

We start with a timeline of Old Scotland...

From 10,000 BC...

No traces of

The Legends of a Lost King - James IV Posted on the

The Legends of a Lost King - James IV

On this month half a millenia ago, Flodden Field was not deserted. It was the scene of one of the the bloodiest battles in Scotland's history, taking place on 9th September 1513.

Responding to a call for aid from France, King James IV of Scotland invaded England, his larger, powerful neighbour. The resulting battle cost him his life and rid Scotland of much of its ruling class.

The Doomed Destiny of Mary, Queen of Scots - Part 2 Posted on the

The Doomed Destiny of Mary, Queen of Scots - Part 2

Mary Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587)

This week we will touch upon what happened to Mary after her husband’s death. Was she the one who orchestrated the murder, as revenge for Rizzio’s death? Or was it orchestrated by rebels? If you missed last week’s blog, catch up here!

The Doomed Destiny of Mary, Queen of Scots - Part 1 Posted on the

The Doomed Destiny of Mary, Queen of Scots - Part 1

The Doomed Destiny of Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots is arguably one of the most famous monarchs to have their head chopped off, but delve a little deeper and you’ll find murder, deception and death were all associated with her short life. Both the public and historians are divided on who really was Mary, Queen of Scots; a Catholic martyr, driven