On the 4th July 1829 the first London bus “omnibus”, operated by George Shillibeer, began service
Poetry Corner: Otago Peninsula
“There, beneath a portcullis of rain/lie the bones of time-rent men and women. “
Poetry Corner: Dancing in Heaven
“There’ll be dancing in heaven/ On the night before the longest day”
Poetry Corner: A Toast to Iceland
On this day 17th of June 1944 Iceland declared independence from Denmark.
Poetry Corner: Thoughts about the drain, discovered at the Ness
It’s not just Sky-stones,/ Carved Balls,/Painted Walls.
Poetry Corner: The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
On this day, June 10th in 1858, Scottish botanist, Robert Brown, died.
Poetry Corner: The Recruiting Service Drum
On this day 3rd June 1774, Paisley poet, Robert Tannahill, was born.
Poetry Corner:Heather Ale
On this day 20th of May 685 the battle of Nechtansmere, in present-day Angus, was fought.
Poetry Corner: A Man’s A Man For A’ That
May 6th 1999 saw the election of the first Scottish Parliament since 1707.
Poetry Corner: Máj, May
Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha (1810 – 1836)