Follow in Mary’s footsteps

Mary Queen of Scots hit the theatres in December. Mary continues to intrigue so Historic Environment Scotland has created a trail for you to discover the sites that tell Mary’s real stories. Discover more about Historic Environment Scotland’s castles, abbeys and palaces that touched the famous monarch’s life.

Burns Night Approaches … Wild Haggis? A Haggis Song?

Thanks to John MacAulay Court for putting together some interesting factoids about Robbie Burns and the mysteries that surround his legacy. Great examples of our widely-shared Scots sense of humour! As always, we encourage MacAulays to send pics of you celebrating Robbie Burns Day (see Contact Us to send pics with a caption to Secretary for inclusion in the March MacAulay Matters newsletter). Continue reading

Kilt Skates … Coming to a Rink Near You! (Well, if you’re in North America)

To read the full history of the Kilt Skate in Canada click here.

From The idea for a kilt skate to celebrate Scottish heritage began in Ottawa in 2014 when the Scottish Society of Ottawa sought a way to commemorate the upcoming bicentennial of the birth of Sir John A. Macdonald, the architect of Confederation and Canada’s first Prime Minister. They approached Don Cummer, who for many years had been skating the Rideau Canal in his kilt each January to celebrate Sir John A’s birthday. Dates and locations follow!

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