Category Archives: History

Nature’s Bounty in a Brùchd

Piles of seaweed thrown up by winter storms can add new elements to the forager’s basket Continue reading

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Mathas na Mara à Brùchdan

Faodaidh brùchdan a’ gheamhraidh air a’ chladach feamainn bhlasta a chur ri daithead an rùrachair Continue reading

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The Surly Animal of the Yellow Moon

Roddy Maclean reveals aspects of the badger’s appearance in folklore and literature, and on Scotland’s Gaelic landscape Continue reading

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Kings and Queens in the Gaelic Landscape

Roddy Maclean looks at Gaelic ‘royal’ names in Scotland’s landscape Continue reading

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Rìghrean is Banrighrean air Aghaidh na Tìre

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ toirt sùil air faclan ‘rìoghail’ a tha co-cheangailte ri ainmean-àite Gàidhlig Continue reading

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CORROUR BOTHY: A REFUGE IN THE WILDERNESS

Last year saw the centenary of Corrour Bothy – perhaps the most famous bothy in the world and the oldest still in use. Today’s blog comes from author and passionate Scottish hillwalker, Ralph Storer, who tracked down and united the … Continue reading

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Clachan Inbhir Nis

Tha clachan le ainmean agus dualchas sònraichte – ann an agus timcheall prìomh bhaile na Gàidhealtachd – am measg nan neamhnaidhean ann an leabhar ùr a chaidh fhoillseachadh le NatureScot. Read in English Mar ùghdar an leabhair ‘Place-Names of Inverness … Continue reading

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An Ceòl a bu Bhinne Chualas / The Sweetest Music Ever Heard

Sgrìobh an sàr-bhàrd Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir mu a ghràdh do nàdar. ’S dòcha gu bheil a bhàrdachd fhèin a cheart cho airidh air moladh ’s a tha òran nan cearcan monaidh … The master wordsmith Duncan Bàn MacIntyre … Continue reading

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Archaeology revealed the Hebridean way

Seven archaeological sites along the Hebridean Way are set to feature in digital reconstructions created by the Uist Virtual Archaeology Project. Viewers’ experiences will be revolutionised in a project which will harness emerging technologies to better explain the tremendous archaeological assets … Continue reading

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Eilrigean – far an do shealgadh fèidh / Elricks – where deer were hunted

Tha na h-uibhir de dh’ainmean-àite le ‘Eilrig’ a’ dearbhadh far an robhar a’ sealg nam fiadh / The Scottish landscape abounds in ‘Eilrig/Elrick’ place-names, commemorating great hunts of the past. Eilrigean – Comharraidhean de Shealg nam Fiadh Ann am pàipear … Continue reading

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