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Six ancient myths from the Scottish islands - The Scotsman

Six ancient myths from the Scottish islands - The Scotsman

If you have Scottish and/or Irish ancestry AND red hair, you probably also have VIKING ancestry, according to a new study. The director for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands says red hair is modern evidence of the influence of the ancient Vikings in Celtic lands.

If you have Scottish and/or Irish ancestry AND red hair, you probably also have VIKING ancestry, according to a new study. The director for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands says red hair is modern evidence of the influence of the ancient Vikings in Celtic lands.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.    A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

Circle of life: the ring of brodgar (on what is now Scotland)– a stone circle, or henge – is a World Heritage Site. Photograph: Adam Stanford. The heartland of the Neolithic North The exact purpose of the complex is a mystery, though it is clearly ancient, manmade and over 6acres. Some parts were constructed more than 5,000 years ago and believed to be a ceremonial centre.

Neolithic discovery: why Orkney is the centre of ancient Britain

Circle of life: the ring of brodgar (on what is now Scotland)– a stone circle, or henge – is a World Heritage Site. Photograph: Adam Stanford. The heartland of the Neolithic North The exact purpose of the complex is a mystery, though it is clearly ancient, manmade and over 6acres. Some parts were constructed more than 5,000 years ago and believed to be a ceremonial centre.

Wow... love to see this in person... Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles".[1] It contains remains dating from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD.  A must see...

Wow... love to see this in person... Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles".[1] It contains remains dating from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD. A must see...

The long read: When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig proved when it crashed on to the rocks of a remote Scottish island, this is always a risky business

Where oil rigs go to die

The long read: When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig proved when it crashed on to the rocks of a remote Scottish island, this is always a risky business

The Republic of Love: I bought this book while I was living on a small Scottish island, living the experience which would become my memoir of being a dementia-carer (Keeper). I was having trouble writing the manuscript which would become my first novel (The White Lie), and then I read this. It was a revelation to me. The lightness of touch, the simplicity of the story, were made rich and satisfying by the presence of the mind of the writer in the narrative, the guiding voice. It was an…

The Republic of Love: I bought this book while I was living on a small Scottish island, living the experience which would become my memoir of being a dementia-carer (Keeper). I was having trouble writing the manuscript which would become my first novel (The White Lie), and then I read this. It was a revelation to me. The lightness of touch, the simplicity of the story, were made rich and satisfying by the presence of the mind of the writer in the narrative, the guiding voice. It was an…

A new genetic map of Britain shows that there has been little movement between   areas of Britain which were former tribal kingoms in Anglo-Saxon England

Britons still live in Anglo-Saxon tribal kingdoms, Oxford University finds

A new genetic map of Britain shows that there has been little movement between areas of Britain which were former tribal kingoms in Anglo-Saxon England

Fictional Outlander Series Has Real Links to Scotland’s Newly Unearthed Neolithic Ruins

nationalgeo: “ Standing Guard Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic The Stones of Stenness may be Britain’s most ancient stone circle. Erected during the Stone Age on the Orkney Islands at the northern tip of modern-day Scotland, the...

The memorial to those lost at the Battle of Culloden, the bloody finale of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. PIC: TSPL.

The memorial to those lost at the Battle of Culloden, the bloody finale of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. PIC: TSPL.

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