This section of the site was mostly built
by Peter Wright working for the Scots Independent Newspaper.
Due to the paper deciding to focus purely on Political matters it
was decided to do away with the cultural section of "The Flag in the
Wind" which is their online presence on the web. Electric Scotland
volunteered to archive this material on our site as we believe much
of it is of importance for future generations to learn from.
A tremendous resource of Scots words,
poems, songs and stories most with Real Audio options so you can
listen and learn at the same time.
Sing A Sang At Least (300
Scotland has a wealth of song. Angus McGillveray's
"The Rebel Ceilidh Song Book" has served as an excellent introduction to that richness for visitors to "Flag in the Wind" as well as paying a small tribute to his memory. Angus liked nothing better than a song, a dram ( or two ) and a crack with his many friends. "Flag in the Wind" cannot supply a dram but we can continue delving into the wealth of Scottish song. Angus would have liked that.
Food, Traditions and Customs
Not only some great Scottish recipes but
some great wee stories to go along with them.
Notable Dates in
An excellent timeline of notable dates in
A collection of pictures featuring the Battlefield and the new
Culloden Visitor Centre
A variety of quotations in prose and verse reflecting all aspects of
Scottish life and outlook from both at home and abroad.
A Burns Collection
It is never to
early to plan ahead for your next, or indeed first, Burns Supper, and
the intention of this feature is to give you a ready accessible
collection of the National Bards material for the 25th of
January each year.
A selection of historical and nationalist books including
Scotland: A Concise History
The Working Life of an MSP
Read a weekly digest of the work of Linda Fabiani, MSP for Central
We add a Scottish joke each week and also record it in RealAudio for
you to listen to.
Flag in the Wind
Telling you how we arrived at our title.
Here we offer you over an hours listening
pleasure to a traditional Burns Supper.
Here we list significant people's obituaries in the cause of
Since 1983 the SI has honoured a Scot each year with an award named
after the late
W Oliver Brown who over many decades contributed a pithy
column which was the first item read by many SI devotees. The "Oliver"
was first awarded to the author and climber Tom Weir and is now
regarded as the Scottish equivalent the "Brits" so-called honours
Ceilidh Song Book
The first Bo'ness Rebels
Ceilidh Song Book came out in 1951 and after several editions of the
"Rebel" and "Patriot" song books the most recent one
appeared in 1965. These were exciting times and I daresay the wee books
helped in some measure to re-instate Folk-song in Scotland at that time.
This is where we hold our Tartan Day celebration pages and will
archive ones from previous years.
The Athelstaneford Saltire
Newsletter of the Scottish Flag Trust
Unveiling of the Men of Bute Memorial Stone
The long-awaited "Men of Bute"
memorial stone has been unveiled in Rothesay - in a colourful and
moving ceremony. A hundred people gathered at the Mercat Cross at the
High Street before marching round Rothesay Castle and then on to the
site of the Memorial Stone.
Golden Age Remembered
Annual gathering at the Alexander III Commemoration held at Pettycur,
Kinghorn, on 21 March 2004.
SI at the SNP Conference 2004
Pictures of the new editors and other SI staff