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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.…

Highland Women: Clothing

Highland Women: Clothing

Martin Martin was a gentleman from the Isle of Skye who wrote a book called The Description of the Western Isles of Scotland about 1695. He was trying to persuade Lowland Scots…

The Scottish Highlands & Lowlands

The Scottish Highlands & Lowlands

What is a Scottish Highlander? You would assume that someone called a Scottish Highlander lives in mountainous or at least hilly terrain of Scotland. Right! However… When I was at…

What Good are the Fairies?

What Good are the Fairies?

The fairies can be useful and kind to human beings. They bring food when a family is poor, build houses or barns overnight, and reward favours with gold. However, if…