By William Anderson Excerpt … Macrae, a minor clan of Ross-shire, which has from time immemorial been subordinate to the Seaforth branch of the Mackenzies. The badge of the Macraes was the fir-club moss, and they are generally considered of the pure Gaelic stock, although they have also been statedContinue Reading

The History of Scottish Gatherings and Games Long before colonists began to settle the New World, Scotland had a lengthy history and culture. In Scotland, Heavy Athletics Events were already being held at least 1,000 years ago! Historians believe that some of the Heavy Events originated during Druid times. HeavyContinue Reading

Faclair Gàidhlig – Beurla The School Gaelic Dictionary Prepared for the use of learners of the Gaelic language by Malcolm MacFarlane Eneas MacKay, Bookseller 43 Murray Place, Stirling. 1912. MacFarlane’s (Scottish-) Gaelic-English dictionary – Out of copyright. Keyed in and verified at Sabhal Mór Ostaig, the Gaelic college on theContinue Reading

“The Highlands have undergone considerable change during the last century and a half, and the alteration, in a social point of view, has been on the whole for the better. The Highlands are now generally as accessible as the lowlands; the manners, speech, and occupations of the inhabitants are becomingContinue Reading

Although many Scots have adopted The Flower of Scotland as the unofficial National Anthem of Scotland, the official National Anthem of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is God Save the Queen. The Flower of Scotland commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn (1314) when the Scottish Army underContinue Reading