Tag Archives: Scotland

First Footing at New Year

First Footing is still very much alive in modern Britain. A survey shows that nearly a third of people in Britain say that First Footing continues to play a part in their New Year celebrations. The greatest number of followers … Continue reading

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Up Helly Aa – The Modern Day Viking Festival

This coming Tuesday sees one of the most spectacular event of the British cultural calendar though it is a long from most people in the British Isles.  It is known as Up Helly Aa and takes place in the town … Continue reading

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The 2014 Commonwealth Games

Wednesday sees the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games. The Commonwealth Games has been running every 4 years since 1930 and has so far been held in 18 … Continue reading

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The Return of The Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster is one of if not the worlds most famous suspected and yet totally unscientifically proven creatures along with the Yeti in the Himalayas and its North American cousin, Big Foot. Though it has been seen for … Continue reading

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Bitten to death by a dead mans head: The unfortunate, deserving & true tale of Sigurd Eysteinsson

One of the slightly odd pleasures I had when I was studying at university was learning of various terrible ways people died or executed.  To some degree this is normal for many historians but as I majored in amongst others, … Continue reading

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