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Black Douglas Scotch Whiskey Australian Commercial featuring David Frost

Ad for Black Douglas Scotch Whiskey featuring sadly missed TV legend David Frost. This was taped from Channel 9 Melbourne in 1987

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Comment by William Douglas on July 22, 2018 at 10:05

In Scotland and Ireland, whisky is what we drink in Scotland and whiskey is what they drink in Ireland.

Comment by Mark Stephen Elliott on July 22, 2018 at 8:26
  • Audiences:

    Researchers, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    12 January 2018
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Statement of Significance
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  • Subjects:

    Archaeology, Scotland

Old Church of St Brides, Douglas

"The United Borderlands Project."
Towards a United Borderlands.

Old Church of St Brides, Douglas

In addition to the above, there is an unusual container resting on the floor of
the chancel, containing a pair of lead heart-shaped caskets sealed behind a
glass plate. The 19th-century plaques ascribe them to ‘the Good Sir James of
Douglas’ and Archibald, 5th Earl of Angus (’Bell the Cat’). These, and a third in
Melrose Abbey Museum, are the only heart caskets surviving in Scotland

Comment by J Ruaidri Douglas on June 17, 2018 at 10:12
Failte an te Dubh!

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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