Archive for July, 2009

Scottish Clans’ War Cries and Their Tartans

Friday, July 31st, 2009
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Years ago when Scottish clans fought with each others they needed special elements that would recognizable on the battle field. Each clan had its war cry that would also have psychological effect on the enemy and help to find members of the clan on the battle field. Similar purpose sometimes was connected with tartans.

* Campbell – Cruachan!
* Stewart – Creag an Sgairbh! – (“Cormorants Rock”) – to commemorate first clan castle
* Bruce – Garg’n Uair Dhuisgear – (“Fierce when rosed”)
* MacLean – Fear eil’ air son Eachainn – (“Another for Hector”) –
to commemorate heroes of legend about seven brothers that fought in the Inverkething battle (1651) and died when defending Hector MacLean
* MacLean (2) – Bas no Beatha – (“Death or Life!”) – to commemorate part of prayer of saint Columba
* MacDonald – Creagan an fhithich – (“The Rock of the Raven”) – the place of clan’s tower
* Cameron – Sons of the Hounds Come Here and Get Flesh!

And tartans (historical movie):

Beautiful and Amazing Scotland

Friday, July 31st, 2009

We sometimes forget how beautiful Scotland might be. One look on those beautiful landscapes, amazing castles and clear water and there is no doubt that Scotland is the most mystic and amazing place in the world. Look how amazing it is!

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Scottish Sport: Golf and Unbelievable Hole in One

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Traditional Scottish sport and amazing golf tricks people can do!

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Kilt in Hidden Camera

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

These people already know what’s under the kilt… ;)

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Scotland’s Music Scene

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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Scotland is fast becoming one of the key places for producing musical talent. Not only is it shown in the new up and coming musical talent but through the history of this cosmopolitan country. There has always been a dedication to music with many music venues and festivals all taking place in this buzzing and growing place.

New talents that have emerged over the past few years are bands like Biffy Clyro, Texas, Travis, The Fratellis, Franz Ferdinand, that have all seen worldwide fame. (more…)

Golfing And Accommodation In Scotland

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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When looking into the origins of golf, the better questions are where did golf take root and how did it spread to other locations? The answer emphatically to these questions is Scotland. The game of golf evolved here in Scotland, and it is to Scotland that golf owes its legacy of continuity. A trip to the British Golf museum, appropriately placed in golf mecca St Andrews on the Fife coast, explains more on the history of not just Scottish golf but golf the game, now as internationally popular as football.

Scottish golf courses are all over (see the Scotland Golf weblink right for complete listings). Particular Scottish areas doing well for golf include Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway, the Scottish Borders, Perthshire and pockets of the Highlands.

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