Posts for history

Interview: Ghost Walks – The Happy Hangman

Tuesday 14th Apr 2015

Scotland is rich in history and folklore and there are many ways to discover the history of a town or city. For a different perspective, we tracked down ‘The Happy Hangman’, to find out how his audiences are simultaneously educated and entertained in an entirely eerie experience. Firstly, please introduce yourself…  My name is David Kinnaird, […]

Craignethan Castle: A Hidden Gem on Glasgow’s Doorstep

Monday 30th Jun 2014

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we love to highlight hidden gems and give you tips for exploring the ‘real Scotland’.  One of the highly commended winners in our Real Scotland Photography Competition, Nick Gallacher, told us about a hidden gem he recently discovered near Glasgow – Craignethan Castle. Guest […]

In Southern Comfort: Part 1

Tuesday 29th Oct 2013

I made a pact with myself a few years ago that I would explore more of this country I call home.  So this October holidays, my little family went on our first self-catering holiday.  As well as spending some quality time away together, we wanted to explore the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway – undiscovered territory for […]

Places to Embrace Scotland’s History: Part 3

Thursday 22nd Dec 2011

Follow the footprints of the past and take a journey back in time.  Our final post in the Places to Embrace Scotland’s History series is focussed on the north of Scotland: the historic Highlands, the ancient islands and castle-rich Moray and Aberdeenshire. The first in this blog series, Places to Embrace Scotland’s History: Part 1, […]

Places to Embrace Scotland’s History: Part 2

Tuesday 20th Dec 2011

Whether you want to explore your family history or simply learn more about historical sites in Scotland, why not explore the past from your own home from home and really feel the history of an area?  This is the second in our three part series on historical places to visit in Scotland – Places to Embrace Scotland’s History: […]

Places to Embrace Scotland’s History: Part 1

Saturday 17th Dec 2011

Scotland is steeped so completely in history that you can find it all around you – interwoven in the landscapes, echoing in the halls, etched into the buildings.  Scotland truly is a fantastic place to see history come to life – explore the castles and battle fields, the distilleries and ancient standing stones, and you […]

Scotland’s Festival of History

Thursday 11th Aug 2011

If you’re staying in Lanarkshire this weekend, why not take a trip back in time at Scotland’s Festival of History. Held at Lanark Racecourse, 20th – 21st August, it’s a great day out for all the family. The festival covers a range of historical periods over 2000 years, including: Roman Viking Medieval 17th century Jacobite […]