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  1. Thread: Yukon Men

    by Alastair
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    Yukon Men

    This is a series about people living in the Yukon, Canada and on the border of Alaska, USA. It shows people living in effect off the grid and surviving by haunting and trapping.

    We're now onto...
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    Newsletter 31st July 2015

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

    Electric Scotland News

    Film-maker turns her lens on the future of crofting in the Highlands
    A new...
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    Re: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

    Just found out that in 2005 Sunset Song was named the "Best Scottish Book of All Time" at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This is the book that you can read at the above url.

    Alastair
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    Lewis Grassic Gibbon

    I added a wee bio about this author and also added his first book in the Scots Quair trilogy.

    You can read about him and read the book at http://www.electricscotland.com/history/other/lgg.htm
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  5. Thread: In Canada

    by Alastair
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    In Canada

    Got an email in from Bill Upper in which he said...

    ‎Folks I have never sent out a mass email, however you must see this and preserve it for your records...in my humble opinion the best I have...
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    Newsletter 24th July 2015

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    Electric Scotland News

    The Spittal at Glenshee and the MacThomas Clan
    I learned this week that the...
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    Newsletter 17th July 2015

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    Electric Scotland News

    Homecoming fails to attract foreign tourists
    ONLY nine per cent of the...
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    Re: West Canadian Wildfires

    It was not so much the wild files Ranald as to the fact that folk from half way around the world came to help out that amazed me.

    See...
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    West Canadian Wildfires

    I note that there are nearly 500 wildfires in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. I also heard today that 50 Australian fire fighters have just arrived to help out.


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    Re: Newsletter 10th July 2015

    Glad you enjoyed the articles Rick. Mind if you have any knowledge on other Canadians or things Canadian feel free to contact me and I can see if I can't do a feature on them.

    Alastair
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    Re: Newsletter 10th July 2015

    I forgot to mention that I posted up an file on YouTube which contains a talk about photography by David Hunter of the Scottish Studies Foundation where he also gives us a large collection of his...
  12. Re: Converted a wmv file to make it a YouTube video

    I didn't convert it Ranald... just uploaded it to YouTube and they did the rest.

    Alastair
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    Newsletter 10th July 2015

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

    Electric Scotland News


    Decided to do a video this week to give some background on what's in this...
  14. Converted a wmv file to make it a YouTube video

    Thought you might enjoy this video...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGHQcQZ3nqs&feature=youtu.be


    Alastair
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    Re: Newsletter 3rd July 2015

    It's amazing what you find out Gordon. It's like I never heard anything about what Canada did in the two world wars but with Vimy Ridge in WWI and the Battle of the Atlantic in WWII Canada played a...
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    Re: Enigma Machine 108

    Ranald... I had the same problem with over easy when I first came to America. I found you cooked the fried eggs and then flipped them over in the frying pan to cook the top a little but still...
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    Newsletter 3rd July 2015

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

    Police Scotland criticise SNP Named Person plans
    I confess to being...
  18. Re: Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier

    USS Nimitz Largest Aircraft Carrier in The World-- HD Documentary. Just to compare...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bis-6HK0vSM


    Alastair
  19. Re: Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier

    I found out about the aircraft at http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/the-equipment/aircraft/future-aircraft/f35-joint-strike-fighter

    I didn't see how long the carrier can last without refuling. I seem to...
  20. 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
  21. 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:
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    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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