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Warriors of the Word –Scottish Highlands

Warriors of the Word –Scottish Highlands

Interesting title. Warriors of the Word is a book about Scottish Highlanders. Weren’t they more interested in swords than words or books? Who were these wordy warriors anyway? The most…

A Rousing Song of the  1745 Rebellion

A Rousing Song of the 1745 Rebellion

The Outlander Insider ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ had a public relations manager during the Rebellion of 1745. Alas he does not appear in the Outlander novels. To English-speaking people he was…

Galloglasses: Knights in Shining Armour?

Galloglasses: Knights in Shining Armour?

On the website Undiscovered Scotland there are two photos of West Highland tombstones. The captions say they are knights. Were there knights in shining armour in the Highlands? Immediately some…

Scottish Highlands: Weapons

Scottish Highlands: Weapons

The Highland Charge Alasdair MacColla MacDonald is credited with developing the Highland charge in Ulster in 1642 and introduced it to Scotland in 1644 during the Wars of the Three…

Highland Dress 17th Century

Highland Dress 17th Century

Highland Dress of the Seventeenth Century On a trip to Italy many years ago, a half dozen Canadian scouts wore kilts. They were amazed at the reaction to their uniform.…