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I love it when a good clan comes together

by May 21, 2014

In the heyday of the Scottish clan system, chieftains would often meet with their members to devise cattle raids, seize...

Tartan Day – 10 unbe-weave-able facts about tartan

by March 31, 2014

Look out your kilt or tartan trews – Sunday 6 April is Tartan Day, a chance for Scots both at...

Who Do You Think You Are? Live! comes to Scotland

by February 18, 2014

If you have ever seen Who Do You Think You Are? on the TV, then if you’re anything like me,...

Walk in the steps of your ancestors during Angus Heritage Week

by August 20, 2013

If your great-grandmother delivered babies during the First World War, worked in a café of a famous theme park, or...

Great Scott – Abbotsford enters a new era

by July 11, 2013

When thinking of Scottish writers, the name Robert Burns will probably spring to most people’s minds. But this month the spotlight has...

Blue bloods, barbarians and berbers

by May 2, 2012

Dundee United’s fans are known as The Arabs* but who would have thought that their nickname was maybe more accurate...

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