A collection of historical and genalogical records
At the Clan Maclean Gathering, held on the Isle of Mull, I attended a ceremony which was part of the Sunday church service during which various members of the clan were invited to introduce the tartan that they were wearing, saying what it was and where it came from. Once all variations of Maclean tartan were presented, others were asked to introduce the tartan…Continue
Added by William Douglas on June 30, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
Oxford-born Douglas got injured in his first competition of the year in Hengelo, the Netherlands, last month.
The 29-year-old former European silver medallist will miss this weekend's trials and in all likelihood will not…Continue
Added by William Douglas on June 29, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
John spent the first seven years of his life in Brittany, France. A rich uncle paid for him to go to boarding school in England after his father ran off with the family maid. He never saw his father…Continue
Added by William Douglas on June 28, 2012 at 19:14 — No Comments
Congratulations to Dr Anne Regina Douglas, who was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to the Health of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Glasgow.
Dr Anne Douglas, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, leads a multi-disciplinary mental health team within Compass, a unit of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Compass is dedicated to building the capacity of mental health services to provide culturally-sensitive healthcare for asylum seekers and…Continue
Added by William Douglas on June 16, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments
On this day in 1329, Robert the Bruce died at Cardross, near Dumbarton, at the age of 54. Before his death, Bruce had requested that his heart be taken on Crusade after his death and his wish was fulfilled, with Sir James Douglas, the 'Black Douglas', taking the heart on an ill-fated trip to Spain to fight the Moors, during which he was killed.... "Onward braveheart, Douglas shall follow thee or die"
I have just received details of a Bannockburn Dinner, to be held on 23rd June in Brisbane, Australia.
Sadly, I will be working on the Isle of Mull that day - helping out the Macleans!
I hope those attending have fun.