Act against the
Parliament, in 1746 and 1747, passed various Acts, by which it was ordained that
the Highlanders should be disarmed, their peculiar dress laid aside, and the heritable
jurisdictions and wardholding abolished.
of Proscription 1747
An act for the more effectual disarming
the highlands in Scotland; and for the more effectual securing the peace
of the said highlands; and for restraining the use of the highland dress;
and for further indemnifying such persons as have acted in the defence of
His Majesty's person and government, during the unnatural rebellion; and
for indemnifying the judges and other officers of the court of judiciary
in Scotland, for not performing the northern circuit in May, one thousand
seven hundred and forty six; and for obliging the masters and teachers of
private schools in Scotland, and chaplains, tutors and governors of
children or youth, to take the oaths to his Majesty, his heirs and
successors, and to register the same.
Declaration of Arbroath
The Declaration of Arbroath was and has been unequalled in its eloquent plea for
the liberty of man. From the darkness of medieval minds it shone a torch upon future
struggles which its signatories could not have foreseen or understood.
Friends of Grampian
Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardinshire & Moray - four counties in Northeast
Scotland with boundaries created in Norman times based on earlier Pictish land divisions -
have the world's greatest configuration of prehistoric and early-historic stones, carved
art and clusters of ancient settlements, in an area roughly half the size of Switzerland.
A Scottish saga of the Lothians - a story for Scots
[and all those of Scottish intent] wherever they may be. The first novel of the West
Lothian shale field.
Battle of Pinkie Cleugh
Pinkie Cleugh was the first "modern" battle on British soil--featuring
combined arms, cooperation between infantry, artillery and cavalry and, most remarkably, a
naval bombardment in support of land forces. Such an interpretation places Britain in the
mainstream of military development 100 years earlier than is generally accepted.
Composed by one of the MacCrummens in the midst of the Battle of Inverlochy, 1427,
wherein Donald Balloch of the Isles was victorious over the Royal Force.
The North British Railway
Here is an account of the North British Railway written some time ago which shows
the part the railway played in Scotland.
As a testament to Bobby's devotion, the people of Edinburgh, erected a memorial to
Bobby. In most of the Encyclopedias, under famous dogs, Bobby's story can be found.
The dull thundering of hooves in the distance would send fear into the hearts of
families gathered around the fire. The firelight would reflect the fear in the eyes of
women and children as the galloping horses came closer.
Colin Campbell of Glenure
Colin Campbell of Glenure, also known as "Red Colin", was not present at
Culloden although he held a commission in Lord Loudens regiment during the uprising. After
resigning his commission, Glenure became one of these factors, having sway over the
Cameron lands of Lochaber and Stewart lands in Appin.
Fair and Impartial Testimony of the events that took place in the history of the Church of Scotland.
This is a large e-text book but relates happenings in the Church of
Scotland from around AD 200 onwards.
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
David Loch's Tour of Scotland in
1778 In 1778, that is, 119 years ago, David Loch wrote a book entitled— A Tour
through most of the Trading Towns and Villages of Scotland; containing
Notes and Observations concerning the Trade, Manufactures, Improvements,
&c., of these Towns and Villages.
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