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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 · 21 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

Marshal Étienne Jacques MacDonald of France – Tour of Scotland in 1825

Étienne Jacques MacDonald was one of France’s foremost military commanders and he was present at many of the most important military and political moments of the Revolutionary, Napoleonic and Restoration periods of French history. MacDonald … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 3 Comments