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We offer our congratulations to the following on their appointments:
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE Member of the Order of the British Empire Mr Grant Jonathan DOUGLAS Founder and Chief Executive Officer, S'up Products Limited. For services to People with Disabilities. Edinburgh
Medallist of the Order of the British Empire BEM Medal of the Order of the British Empire Mrs Theresa Mary DOUGLAS Police Staff, Police Service of Northern Ireland. For services to…Continue
On 10th December 1679, 210 Covenanter prisoners in the Greyfriars Prison destined, with others from the tolbooths, were being transported on board the ill-fated "Crown", which sank off Deerness in the Orkney Isles. Over 200 were drowned.
In 1679, after the Scottish Covenanters' uprising was quashed at the Battle of Bothwell Brig, 1184 prisoners were captured after the…Continue
Experts are examining carvings on an old wooden chair that shows evidence of having been immersed in sea water for some time.
The seat is stored in the Am Fasgadh building at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in the Cairngorms.
Thought to date from the 17th or 18th Century, it was given to the museum by a donor from Edinburgh.
On the panel that forms the back of the seat are carved a lion and a unicorn on a crest with a crowned heart…Continue
There is a story circulating that while researching the Vatican archives for a book on the topography of Lowland Scotland, the author Nigel Tranter found a document which stated that John, son of William Lord of Douglas attended a royal council at Scone in 1056. This would be more than 100 years earlier than the previously accepted first Lord of Douglas. At that time, Macbeth would have been king.
There is the following tradition in regard to the origin of the name. In…Continue