On this day 14th of October in 1788 the first steamboat experiment was held on Dalswinton Loch, Dumfries and Galloway.
Poetry Corner: The Piping of the Haggis
Whilst staying in Stromness Richard Wallace from Canada attended a Burns Supper.
Poetry Corner: Here’s Health To Them That’s Awa
On this day 19th of August 1745 : Bonnie Prince Charlie, raises his standard at Glenfinnan, Scotland, igniting the second Jacobite uprising.
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: Election Ballad (Fragment)
On this day. April 22nd in 1908, Sir Henry Campbell–Bannerman, Scottish politician and Liberal Prime Minister from 1905-08, died.
Today is National Cereal Day so what a good reason to put up Burns, in this case, My Father was a Farmer.
Poetry Corner: Holy Willie’s Prayer
“On this day, 11th February in 1659 William Carstares, the radical Scottish Presbyterian cleric was born.”
Farming Matters: For English Gold
“Every action since 2014 has been designed to create the conditions whereby Scotland can never go for independence again.”
This week all over the world people shall celebrate Burns’s birthday by eating Haggis, here is Burns’s tribute.
Taylor’s Ultimate Haggis
Ever wanted to make your own haggis or just interested in what goes into one?