~What's New? - Latest
Articles, Items of Interest, new pages, new entries in The Mag ~
"I'm all for labour-saving devices; I suppose it's because I'm just a
lazy laddie. So we've put together this section to save you having to look for What's New on
newest-at-the-top basis. So enjoy with minimum effort - Wullie"
* The Royal Regiment of Scotland Calendar
2011 is now available for order, for those interested in The Jocks. There will also be a range of
Xmas Cards and 2011 diaries available soon, with all proceeds going to
Regimental charities. A long-lasting Christmas gift for anyone with an
interest or Regimental connection.
If you're stuck for gift ideas, we've found a source of possible help. For an original
- personalised if you wish - gift with a scottish flavour, how about a wooden quaich made in
Perthshire. The details are all in the Arts and Crafts section of The Mag - or click HERE for immediate
The world is full of doom and gloom, so we've added yet more jokes to help us
Quite a few more jokes in the Scottish Jokes & Humour
section of The Mag - Click
* In his Travels
round Scotland, Wullie has been at The Falkirk Wheel - a unique and fascinating feat of engineering -
find it on page 2 of the "Travels round Scotland"
We have a new section on Scottish Genealogy, where our
new team member - Alec MacMillan - will help with general enquiries. Use this link to go to the page.
* The Kilt Sporran Company is a
Perthshire-based Kilt Accessory company. They make all the goods
themselves, and will offer off-the-peg, or specially made to your order. They offer original handmade
Scottish traditional items, ideal for gifts for ny occasion. See more about them in the Crafts of
Scotland section of FIND IT in
* A poignant and evocative NEW BOOK by
Scots author J P Glynn, about her childhood and upbringing in Bannockburn of the
1950's and '60'S. It's called "It Wasnae Me". There's an explanation of the book by the
author, and some excerpts to whet your appetite.
* There are links thoughout the website - so the new Links Summary Page is - just that. If YOU would like a link to a
Scottish-orientated website, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
panel, and from the button at the foot of each page.
was shut, for us. We've been looking at our aims & objectives, and the best ways we can implement these.
We've also had to examine the financial aspects and implications of running an ongoing site, with the
requirements of travel, research, compilation, editing, and a constant search for more items of interest.
Decisions have been made, and the site will continue, more or less as before, but we have made some decisions
which we hope will help us to give YOU a better site with a better range and spread across certain areas.
WATCH THESE SPACES...
March started like midwinter; heavy snows,
freezing conditions: no' nice. Luckily, these didn't last, and areas of high pressure brought sunshine,
warmth, generally good.
time of writing, however, the winds are picking up, and the skys are heavy with deep, pewter-hued,
fast-scudding messengers from above, ominous with the portents of things to
What will the weather do next, we wonder? It looks like interesting times
ahead. So to cheer us up, we have...
* More success for reader
Mimsi in her search for her family in Scotland; part three of her genealogical
digging has taken her to the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. Read on, in Readers' Contributions
display in Stirling Castle are wonderful Tapestry examples of the Hand-Weavers art and craftsmanship,
recreated from a series made late 15th/ early 16th centuries. Read all about them, and how they're
being woven NOW at the Castle, in Crafts of
* A 5,000-year-old figurine is on display at
Stirling Castle. We went to have a look, and the story of "The Orkney Venus" is in the Wee Bits section of The