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The Dardanelles, Greenock

One of the earliest memories I have of my Grandfather is walking with him through the small lane in the West-end of Greenock known as ‘the Dardanelles’. I can still … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Frederick Douglass in Greenock

Frederick Douglass is a towering figure of American History. Escaping slavery in 1838, he became one of the great social reformers, passionately advocating for the end of slavery and the … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Loch Indaal Tragedy of 1879

Over the centuries nearly every coastal town and island community in Scotland has experienced a loss of life as a result of a maritime tragedy. We can read about Scottish … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Outlander and the Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre

The launch of the hit series Outlander has introduced a whole new generation of people to Scotland. It has also undoubtedly contributed to the enormous revival of interest that we have seen … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 21 Comments

Demolished Heritage

One of the things I enjoy most about genealogy is being able to visit places associated with my family and to know that I am standing on the very spot that they once stood. … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

Alasdair MacColla and Scotland’s Forgotten Gaelic History

As a nation, Scotland projects a particular image of itself out into the world. It’s an image that tells of a nation steeped in history, of a ‘proud people’ who … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 23 Comments

Stirling John Rogerson and the 59th Battalion AIF

My Step-Dad’s family are about as quintessentially Australian as you can get – they play cricket, love their footy and speak with the rhyming slang of the Aussie accent. During the process … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment