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The Glencoe Massacre

view westwards along the glen

The Glencoe Massacre After William III took the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland the government offered an indemnity In August 1691 to all Highland chiefs who would take an oath of allegiance before January 1, 1692. Many Scottish clans remained loyal to King James II  had been replaced by William III. Therefore, anticipating of[…]

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The Lost Barony of Culbin

The Lost Barony of Culbin Originally published January 2016 Legend has it that in the seventeenth century Laird Alexander Kinnard was playing cards on a Saturday night in his house on the southern coast of the Firth of Moray. At midnight he threw down his cards in frustration at a losing streak and vowed that[…]

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Celtic History In the News — November 2019

Celtic History and Archaeology In the News Apologies to any of you that have already read this one last month. We are just getting some content moved to the new location.  Pictish carved beasts ‘unlike anything found before A 1,200-year-old standing stone discovered in the Highlands has carvings never before seen on a Pictish stone,[…]

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Celtic History In the News — December 2019

Recent News in Celtic Archaeology and History Rare spindle whorl discovered in Pictish excavation in Perthshire Archaeologists delving into Perthshire’s hidden history are celebrating a successful five-year investigation at an ancient Pictish settlement. Celtic warrior from 2,000 years ago buried in chariot with weapons and ponies hailed as most important find of its kind in[…]

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Celtic History In the News – September 2019

Celtic History In the News – September 2019 ‘Spectacular’ monument aligned with the Winter Solstice found near Newgrange Archaeologists have identified about 40 previously unknown monuments near Newgrange in an “exceptionally successful” survey. Student reveals the face of Iron Age female druid A University of Dundee student has digitally revealed the face of one of[…]

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Celtic History In the News — July 2019

Celtic History In the News — July 2019 A new collection of links to interesting recent news items in Celtic history or archaeology this week. Isle of Man Round Mounds: ‘Spectacular’ 4,000-year-old jet necklace found A 4,000-year-old necklace has been uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Isle of Man. The Most Irish Town in[…]