“The Scottish Parliament which adjourned on the 25th of March in the year 1707 is hereby reconvened.”
St Kessog was Scotland’s patron saint before St Andrew. On the 10th of March 560, St Kessog (MacKessog) was killed by paid brigands.
“In a week during which Scotland celebrated the 260th birthday of Robert Burns, it lost another Ayrshire writing colossus in the shape of the peerless sportswriter Hugh McIlvanney.”
Perhaps the greatest love song ever written A Red Red Rose by Robert Burns has been translated into many languages. Here are just a few of them.
“My story begins in November 1769 when a Bank was started under the name Douglas,Heron & Co. “
“Robert Burns is Scotland’s poet but he belongs to the world….I make no apologies for beginning my story about Burns not in Ayrshire, but in America.”
January takes its name from the Roman god Janus – he was a 2 faced guy – one to the past, one to the future
Not one but two poems today, both about Robert The Bruce and both incredibly different.
There’s nothing quite like a piece of Burns to set you up for the day, especially a Halloween Poem…..
On this day 14th of October in 1788 the first steamboat experiment was held on Dalswinton Loch, Dumfries and Galloway.