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  1. Re: Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier

    That's an interesting document Ranald and thanks for sharing. It will be interesting to learn what aircraft will be onboard when it's fully commissioned.

    Alastair
  2. Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier

    Came across this video...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A84WcrypFX0

    Alastair
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    Mr & Mrs Cupples

    Both of them were authors and I came across his name in the book I did on James Stirling as they were the best of friends. I decided to do some research on him having read about him in the book an...
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    Re: Hand prints on Hubble

    I agree... amazing Ranald and thanks for sharing that.

    Alastair
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    Newsletter 26th June 2015

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/

    Electric Scotland News

    Call for Papers - Scots and the Americas through time
    The Society of...
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    Alexander Black HARLEY

    We've been adding Prose Pieces in various Scottish dialects selected by Alexander Black HARLEY that appear within three of his books. John Henderson has worked to bring us this collection of stories...
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    Re: Nature made trees, with a little help

    I saw this Ranald and the idea is certainly a good one.

    Alastair
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    Re: Enigma Machine 106

    Here's a wee video on Corner Brook...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awaO1xl3A1Q


    Alastair
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    Newsletter 19th June 2015

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/

    Electric Scotland News

    Got an email in from Malcolm MacGregor...
    This email is to let you know...
  10. Re: The Iranian Embassy Seige In London `1980

    I just added a link to a video that tells how the SAS were formed.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_u0zYPWhlI


    Alastair
  11. Re: The Iranian Embassy Seige In London `1980

    That's interesting Elda. I mind watching this live on BBC and then discovered after the event that ITV got better pictures from behind the embassy.

    Alastair
  12. The Iranian Embassy Seige In London `1980

    The Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980 was a siege of the Iranian embassy in London after it had been taken over by Iranian Arab separatists. The siege was ended when the Special Air Service (SAS), a...
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    Commando (Australian Documentary)

    While looking for videos on the UK Armed Forces I came across this 4 part series...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2sJ2yDJ06w

    Alastair
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    British Regimental Videos

    I came across a video telling the story of the Gordon Highlanders and then found a few more of other regiments so thought I'd gather together and place links to them on a page within our Scottish...
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    Re: Old Glasgow Street

    Well I seem to remember it went through Paisley into Glasgow as I think we caught the tram outside my Aunt's house in Yoker.

    My father said to keep the ticket as it might be worth something one...
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    Newsletter 12th June 2015

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
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    Electric Scotland News

    I thought it would be interesting to profile the column by Kenneth Roy of...
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    Re: Old Glasgow Street

    I road on the last tram ride in Glasgow with my father but don't know where the ticket went to.

    Alastair
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    Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    Canada’s TRC is unique from other commissions around the world in that its scope is primarily focussed on the experiences of children. Its focus of research spans more than 150 years, one of the...
  19. Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years

    An Autobiography by Samuel Thompson

    PREFACE

    It was in consequence of a suggestion by the late S. J. Watson, Librarian of the Ontario Legislature--who urged that one who had gone through so many...
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    Lucy Bethia Colquhoun

    A fascinating account of how ‘the other half’ lived in the 1800s in Scotland appears in Lucy Bethia Colquhoun’s autobiography ‘Recollections Of A Scottish Novelist’ (1915)

    Lucy Bethia Colquhoun...
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    Made a wee change to the layout

    I decided to reduce the width of the site and remove the left border so that the width would be 598 pixels and thus be better for mobile devices to view the site.

    Alastair
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    Re: Newsletter 5th June 2015

    Glad you enjoyed them Gail. I do keep my eye out for new videos appearing as some of them are really excellent.

    Alastair
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    Re: Newsletter 5th June 2015

    I really enjoyed that story Ranald and his account of his findings in Aberdeen were amazing.

    When we talked on the phone he got me to sing a wee bit of The Muckin' of Geordies Byre. He said he...
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    Newsletter 5th June 2015

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/

    Electric Scotland News

    The Charles Kennedy Story
    Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy led his party to...
  25. Re: Grand Priory of Canada or the Knights Templar (OSMTH) Newsletters

    Just got an email in Gordon to tell me that there is an Australian Preceptory and there web site is at http://www.osmth.com.au/

    Alastair
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