“In summer, quite the other way,/I have to go to bed by day.”
Review of ‘How Scotland Lost Her Parliament and what came of it’ by Charles Waddie, 1891, available now on the Random Scottish History website.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for established writers to gain some time away in a beautiful location to focus on their writing.”
On 2nd of June 2003 Europe launched its first voyage to another planet, Mars.
On February 24th 1923, the world famous steam train, the Flying Scotsman, went into service with LNER. It was the first train to run non-stop between London and Edinburgh, and also the first steam train to reach the speed of 100mph.
On this day 20th of May 685 the battle of Nechtansmere, in present-day Angus, was fought.
Robert Louis Stevenson died in Samoa on this day in 1894
On this day on 16th of July 1832 31 Shetland “sixerns” and a total of 105 crewmen were lost in a storm.
“Whenever the moon and stars are set,Whenever the wind is high,”