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 As part of a mini blog series, I am explaining some of the basic facts about Scotland in three blog posts; a Profile of Scotland, The Anthems of Scotland and the Flags of Scotland. Enjoy! There are many popular songs in Scotland, some dating back to the 1300’s or earlier! In this blog post I will […]

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Songs Of Scotland

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  It can be very hard to piece together from various websites and sources what are the actual basic facts about Scotland, so in these three blog posts I will be explaining the Songs of Scotland and the Flags of Scotland, along with this blog post: A Profile of Scotland;   Scotland:       […]

Research Tips, Scotland, Scottish History

A Profile of Scotland

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Before 1745, any form of Jacobite allegiance was immediately suppressed, or worse, so Jacobites had to do all their meetings and planning in secret. Since you could not talk about Jacobite affairs publicly, Jacobites  would wear or display certain symbols on their clothing and in their homes.   1.The White Cockade:     The White Cockade was […]

Jacobites, Scottish History

Jacobite Symbolism

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  Up until modern times, Scots had a strict naming tradition for their children, usually after the child’s grandparents, parents,   aunties and uncles, or after their clan chief. Here is a simple explanation:     1st Born Son Named for paternal grandfather   2nd Born Son Named for maternal grandfather   3rd Born Son […]

Research Tips, Scottish History

The Scottish Naming Tradition

Arundel Castle, former home of Adeliza of Louvain, the fairy maid of Brabant