To Kilt Or Not To Kilt? A Guide For The Non-scot

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
GRETNA, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 29: Anothony...
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When I first became a wedding photographer in Edinburgh I was surprised at the number of people who did not live in Scotland that wanted to get married here. From people who moved away as children to those who simply fell in love with the country or city it was apparent that a large number of people who did not live here wanted to get married in Edinburgh.

This ranged from people just over the border in England to a couple who came from Australia that organised their whole wedding online and only arrived in Edinburgh a week before their wedding! (more…)

Scottish Swords – The Claymore, Scottish Dirk and Sgian Dubh

Friday, September 18th, 2009
Sgian dubh
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If you were preparing for battle and could only bring three weapons, which would they be? Ancient Scottish warriors would have brought a Claymore for their primary weapon and a Scottish Dirk with matching Sgian Dubh for their backup.

Claymore swords had blades that were notoriously large and double-edged. These swords were basically like customized Scottish Hand And A Half Swords if you take the time to examine both styles. (more…)

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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