LIVE STREAM 11-Jan-2020 -- March for Scottish Independence in Glasgow. Link to all live streams: livestream.com/independencelive
27 March to 26 April 2020 - the Declaration of Arbroath to go on public display for the first time in fifteen years. The document will be displayed within the Scotland galleries of the National Museum of Scotland. The document has not been on public display for 15 years, when it was last displayed at the Scottish Parliament. The 700-year-old document, which is cared for by National Records of Scotland, can only be occasionally displayed in order to ensure its long-term preservation, they explain. www.historyscotland.com/articles/scottish-history/declaration-of-arbroath-to-go-on-public-display-for-the-first-time-in
Central Florida Scottish Highland Games January 18, 2020 - January 19, 2020 Winter Springs, Florida USA A weekend of Scottish culture and fun presented by The Scottish-American Society of Central Florida, with pipes & drums, Celtic entertainment, athletics, Clans and more. www.FlaScot.com
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Happy New Year! Videos from New Year's Eve Hogmanay celebrations across Scotland: -- Shaun's video from Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party: youtu.be/dZyl6GHaCdE -- Tonight's fireworks show over Edinburgh Castle: youtu.be/xE0IaK8vrAc -- STV News: Torchlit parade brings ‘river of light’ to Edinburgh streets www.facebook.com/stvnews/videos/470453290570958/ -- Ceilidh Music And Dancing in Perthshire, Scotland youtu.be/al68tRktLPM -- BBC tonight: Julie Fowlis perform 'Auld Lang Syne' youtu.be/hfC0INyJB-s -- New Year's Day Street Music and Dancing in Perthshire Scotland youtu.be/YAdV_47HH7E -- About the Scottish Hogmanay Tradition: youtu.be/wpJE59tPsiM ARTICLES: -- What is Hogmanay? A guide to the Scottish celebrations. metro.co.uk/2014/12/31/what-is-hogmanay-a-guide-to-the-scottish-celebrations-5002648/ -- Wikipedia article on Hogmanay: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogmanay
Tonight as the clock strikes midnight, many across the world will sing the Scottish song: "Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns, famous poet of Scotland. The song explained: youtu.be/_xWxyxsVAsQ Dougie MacLean singing: youtu.be/sMFnqj6aFwY Rod Stewart singing: youtu.be/Al7ONqrdscY MORE INFO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auld_Lang_Syne
What is Hogmanay? A guide to the Scottish celebrations. metro.co.uk/2014/12/31/what-is-hogmanay-a-guide-to-the-scottish-celebrations-5002648/
ELECTION RESULTS CHARTS & MAPS from The National, Glasgow. www.thenational.scot/news/18081785.live-general-election-2019-results/
LIVE ELECTION COUNT RESULTS WEBSITE from The National, Glasgow. Live updated charts and maps. www.thenational.scot/news/18081785.live-general-election-2019-results/ LIVE ELECTION VIDEO FEEDS: www.facebook.com/Scottish-Politics-102194494592845/
We will be posting all the latest news and videos on today's UK General Election, including links to live video feeds, on our sister page: Scottish Politics. TO GET UPDATES: go to our page Scottish Politics, LIKE this post. www.facebook.com/Scottish-Politics-102194494592845/ [Posting Election News and Videos]
10 Dec 1868 - Artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in Glasgow. www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVdLg5JNjss LEARN MORE ABOUT MACKINTOSH: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh
9 DEC 1165 - King William I ("The Lion") became King of Scotland after the death of Malcolm IV. His story, from a personal viewpoint, and a lesson that nothing good can ever come from Scots submitting to the lordship or rule of the English. He is known for his Lion Rampant banner which was later developed into the Scottish Royal Flag known today. During his lifetime, William was known for building the Arbroath Abbey and his wars to keep Scottish the southern counties of Northumbria (Northeast England) which ultimately were unsuccessful. To make peace with the English, William chose to submit to the English crown setting a very bad precedent that would haunt Scotland in the coming centuries. William also married off (sold) his daughters to English Barons in an apparent attempt to make peace. One daughter being a great grandmother of mine and why I am part English (just a wee bit). Oh, the times have changed, thank goodness. WHAT IS OUR LESSON FOR TODAY? Never treat women like property and never place Scots in a position to have to yield to the ultimate lordship or rule of the English, because nothing good can ever come from it.…
8 DEC 1542 - Mary, Queen of Scots was born. VIDEO BIOGRAPHY: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgZan7L871U WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Queen_of_Scots
7 December 521 THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY Saint Columba of the Celtic Church was known as the Apostle to Scotland, is believed to have been born in Donegal, Ireland today. LEARN MORE, WATCH VIDEOS: www.scottishamerican.org/history/faith#celtic-christianity In the Dark Ages, Columba established a school on the Scottish Isle of Iona training missionaries and students in the Bible, arts, and sciences that was famous throughout Europe. He is credited with training a movement of missionaries which converted to Christianity the pagan Picts, Welsh, and Angles of England.
Happy St Andrew’s Day November 30 Nationwide – USA Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!
GET THE LATEST ON THE 12 DEC GENERAL ELECTION: www.ScottishPolitics.info/elections
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opens Scotland's first ever university-style campus for disabled learners in Leith www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/education/first-minister-nicola-sturgeon-opens-scotlands-first-ever-university-style-campus-disabled-learners-leith-919908
BBC News | Glasgow has been listed as the top cultural and creative centre in the UK in a report from the European Commission. Following in the top five were London, Bristol, Brighton and Manchester, with Edinburgh just missing out in sixth place. Dundee was the next Scottish city to be ranked, coming in 12th. Glasgow came first for "openness, tolerance and trust" and "cultural participation and attractiveness". The study ranks 190 cities in 30 European countries on various factors. www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-50316325
12 Nov 1869 - THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY Edinburgh University first admitted women to the study of medicine. Sophia Jex-Blake, was the first practicing female doctor in Scotland and led the campaign as a student to secure women access to a University education for herself and six other women, collectively known as the Edinburgh Seven. Though Jex-Blake passed her exams, she was not allowed to graduate as regulations prevented women from actually serving on the wards. Petitions to the management failed to convince them to change the rules. Jex-Blake eventually managed to obtain her licence from the Dublin College of Physicians, and devoted her life to promoting the cause of female medicine, together with an active role in the women's suffrage movement. MORE ABOUT JEX-BLAKE: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Jex-Blake MORE ABOUT THE EDINBURGH SEVEN: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_Seven
Where is the Respect for Scotland? It does not exist. www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMQZUAmd93E
John Bercow, recently retired speaker of the House of Commons (UK Parliament), is speaking out. Bercow believes former Prime Minister David Cameron thinks he was born to rule. He also said the public was not demanding a Brexit referendum but Cameron did it just to quiet those in his party. www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/09/john-bercow-david-cameron-born-to-rule-brexit-referendum?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR0W6gKN9M6aZa_j2cxJOiyvkBzEm_4PIWRrWHV9gHwYixZgUO3MZe2Xp2Y
General Election: Nicola Sturgeon lists demands to Jeremy Corbyn. - The National. www.thenational.scot/news/18025489.general-election-nicola-sturgeon-lists-demands-jeremy-corbyn/
12 DEC - UK GENERAL ELECTION for the UK Parliament. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRxUhGetEPQ
The Balmoral Classic November 16 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA Pittsburgh, PA PA United States An annual event held In Pittsburgh each Fall, featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Drumming Championships, plus an Evening Concert with internationally recognized Celtic performance ensemble Eabhal. balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balmoral-classic/
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This is the best live feed we can find at the moment. Due to high internet traffic the feed is off and on. Also full rally videos on www.IndyRef2020.com after. youtu.be/SwdoHQ2FKoo
The people are gathering... LIVE VIDEO from George Square, Glasgow for IndyRef2020 Rally. YES for Scottish Independence!
A few minutes ago from George Square, Glasgow. It's early but people are starting to gather at the #IndyRef2020 Rally.
The Campaign for the Independence Referendum 2020 (IndyRef2020) kicks off Saturday. Watch for live broadcast posted here.
NEW BREXIT DEADLINE: January 31, 2020 or Dec 1 or Jan 1 IF the UK Parliament passes Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal. Now discussions turn to holding a new General Election. BREXIT NEWS: www.scottishamerican.org/politics/brexit
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1740 October 29 Diarist and biographer James Boswell was born in Parliament Square, Edinburgh. He is best known for his account of the life of his friend Samuel Johnson - considered by many to be the best biography written in the English language. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Boswell
November 9 - 10 The Scottish American's HOMETOWN FESTIVAL: Mississippi Celtic Music Festival and Scottish Highland Games. On the Beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast (resort & beaches oh yeah!). Located between New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama. www.mshighlandsandislands.org
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1880 October 28 Dr Henry Faulds, a Scots medical missionary from Beith, Ayrshire, published a letter in “Nature” giving the first evidence of the uniqueness of fingerprinting and its forensic potential in police work. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Faulds
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1562 October 28 The Battle of Corrichie was fought near Meikle Tap, Aberdeenshire between the forces of George Gordon, 4th early of Huntly and Chief of Clan Gordon against the army of Mary Queen of Scots. The Gordons were defeated. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Corrichie
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1922 October 28 Novelist Cliff Hanley was born in Glasgow. He wrote the words to the tune Scotland the Brave and, using the pen-name Henry Calvin, he achieved success in the US and Canada for a series of thrillers. VIDEO: youtu.be/_96v_SFEz6E WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Hanley SCOTLAND THE BRAVE: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_the_Brave
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1794 October 28 Dr Robert Liston was born in West Lothian. He was a pioneering surgeon known as the ‘fastest knife in the West’ for his speed and skill at amputations at a time when time was a major factor in reducing pain and survival of patients. He was the first person to carry out a surgical operation in Britain with the aid of anaesthetic. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Liston
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1854 October 27 William Alexander Smith, founder of the Boys’ Brigade, was born in Thurso. The Boys Brigade is a world-wide Christian youth scouts organization. As of 2018, there were 750,000 Boys' Brigade members in 60 countries. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Alexander_Smith_(Boys%27_Brigade)
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1728 October 27 Captain James Cook, who made the first detailed maps of Newfoundland, was the first recorded European to make contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, as well as being the first European to circumnavigate New Zealand, was born in Yorkshire to Scottish parents. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook
Robert Burns - 1 hour BBC Radio Interview discussing the work of one of Scotland's greatest writer-poets. Round-table discussion with Murray Pittock of Univ of Glasgow, Robert Crawford of Univ of St Andrews, and Fiona Stafford of Univ of Oxford. www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0009kkn
Sat, Nov 2nd, Glasgow -- Nicola Sturgeon to speak at a IndyRef2020, kicking off the campaign for a new independence referendum, hosted by the pro-indy newspaper The National. This will mark the first time the SNP leader has addressed a public independence rally since 2014. The First Minister said: “I’m really looking forward to speaking at the #indyref2020 rally in George Square next Saturday afternoon – and I hope people from all over the country will come together and make Scotland’s voice heard.” www.thenational.scot/news/17992136.join-sturgeon-demand-indyref2-nationals-rally/
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1911 October 26 Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean, considered by many as one of the major Scottish poets of the modern era, was born on the island of Raasay. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorley_MacLean
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1796 October 24 Artist David Roberts, best known for his large oil paintings, depicting of Egypt and a favourite of Queen Victoria was born in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Roberts_(painter)
Ian Blackford states: "Boris Johnson’s own #BrexitBill says that he needs the consent of the Scottish Parliament."
TODAY A NEW AND INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT ON BREXIT was made by Ian Blackford, a Scottish MP in the UK Parliament (House of Commons) and leader of the Scottish National Party in the Commons. We shall be watching this closely to see how things develop.
THIS DAY IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - 1940 October 23 Poet, dramatist, jazz innovator and champion of the Scottish arts scene from the 1960s onwards, Tom McGrath was born in Rutherglen, Glasgow. WIKIPEDIA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_McGrath_(playwright)
November 1-3 Moab, Utah USA Scots on the Rocks Moab Celtic Festival www.ScotsOnTheRocksMoab.org
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