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Some up-to-date news from ScotlandsPeople: “The University of Edinburgh is looking to create an online archive that contains stories told by Scots-Italians about Italian emigration to ‘Scozia’.  This exciting project will be organised by Professor Federica Pedriali, who is the director of the ‘Italo Scots Research Cluster’ at the university. Although Scots-Italians are one of the oldest […]

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Another useful and interesting free online resource comes to the web from Edinburgh Library and Information Services. It’s a great way to explore Scotland’s capital city’s past through stories, images and historical maps from the collections of libraries. This aggregate of resources is the largest collection of material about the Scottish capital city in the […]

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Early plans have been made public in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a new festival of Scottish history during the month of November of this year. The event is being organized by Ian Harrower and comedian Susan Morrison who plan a ten-day festival involving the city’s museums, libraries, archives, local cafes, bars and shopping centers. The festival […]

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Sandy on April 27th, 2011

The mid 18th century was a time when Scots led the world in every field.  It was an intellectual revolution that that included physicist Joseph Black, geologist James Hutton, and economist Adam Smith. In literature Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns were without peer and the subject of this article Sir Henry Raeburn, a portraitist, […]

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Elizabeth Roads of Edinburgh (pronounced Edinburra) is the first woman ever, after a 35-year career at the heraldry office forScotland, to be appointed herald at the Court of  the  Lord Lyon. The English equivalent, the College of Arms, has never had a female herald. The individual we call a “herald” today is not the trumpet-blowing […]

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