If you’re anything like us, chances are you’ve been dying to bring a little Outlander style to your everyday life. And why not? Being instantly transported back to the 1700s may be tricky to manage in physical terms, but we can help you bring a little Scottish magic to your 21st-century existence. We are an[…]
Some Haggis Stuffing Recipes for the Holidays With Thanksgiving coming up, and Christmas right around the corner, we thought we would give you some haggis stuffing recipe ideas. You might not think off-hand that haggis has a place on your holiday dinner table — but you would be wrong! Haggis can be a wonderful addition[…]
Originally published June 2015. Updated October 2019. There’s a (Celtic) App for That Something a little different this month. A little look at some of the mobile applications for smart phones and tablets that are related to Celtic culture and history. Book of Kells All 680 surviving pages of the manuscript as well as other[…]
Happy Solstice! Jethro Tull’s “Solstice Bells”
Originally Published December 2009. Isle of Lewis “Chessmen” Revisited (This one leans more toward an opinion piece than most articles.) One of my first articles since taking over the Celtic History Newsletter was about the Isle of Lewis Chessmen. These have long been considered one of the more important early Chess sets found in Europe.[…]
Originally published October 2007. Scottish Gaming Folklore and History Some fun tidbits and miscellaneous notes and folklore about games played in Scotland. Playing Cards With the Devil In the 15th century the 2nd Lord of Glamis (known as Earl Beardie) was said to be avid card player. Earl Beardie and the Earl of Crawford were[…]
Rare Map Discovered In Scottish House and Restored The 17th-century Dutch map was discovered scrunched up in a ball and stuffed up a chimney, in Aberdeen Scotland. The restored map is now on show at the National Library of Scotland. Original article link.