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    Irving of Bonshaw

    Was told of the Lyon Court issuing arms to Irving of Bonshaw...

    http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/htol/irvingofbonshaw.pdf

    Alastair
  2. Robert Burns: The Man And His Legend (Documentary)

    If you didn't manage to get to a Burns Supper this documentary will provide good entertainment...





    http://youtu.be/e6yGVYhVM1g


    Alastair
  3. Christopher North, A Memoir of John Wilson

    By His Daughter Mrs Gordon (1863)


    PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION

    John Wilson was, confessedly, the greatest magazine writer of his time. From the establishment of Blackwood's Magazine, to...
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    Re: Newsletter 23rd January 2015

    Just to say that I've emailed Lochcarron to see if they can provide me with an article on their Tartan Trews product along with advice on how to wear them for black tie and other events along with...
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    Newsletter 23rd January 2015

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

    Electric Scotland News

    I've actually been reading rather than publishing this week. I got hooked on...
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    Re: Enigma Machine #96

    Hey Ranald... hope you get better soon. A wee hot toddy might do you good.

    Alastair
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    Kincardinshire

    By George H. Kinnear, F.E.I.S. (1921)

    Mr Kinnearís death when he had written the text of this volume, but had not finally revised it, left the work to be completed by the general editor....
  8. Thread: Niagara Falls

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    Niagara Falls

    Got this link sent to me of an aerial view of the Falls.



    http://youtu.be/cfoLYTKObiU

    Alastair
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    Newsletter 16th January 2015

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

    Electric Scotland News

    The present Earl of Mar and Kellie is a boatbuilder and social worker. He...
  10. Thread: Biographies

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    Biographies

    I personally enjoy reading biographies and over the years I've read hundreds of them. I'm often amazed at what some people have achieved despite being physically challenged and in poor health. Over...
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    Scottish Reminincenses

    By Sir Archibald Geikie (1904).



    PREFACE


    One who has sojourned in every part of a country and for sixty years has mingled with all classes of its inhabitants; who has watched the decay and...
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    Newsletter 9th January 2015

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

    Electric Scotland News
    I confess to having a wee holiday this week so took it easy for a while. I...
  13. Thread: The Seafire

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    Re: The Seafire

    No its not Ranald. I have a contact that sends me in the odd email when he comes across something that he thinks will interest me. As we have an Armed Forces forum here I thought it would be of...
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    Rev. Jeremiah Eames Rankin

    I just published an article about this person. He is an American of Scots descent and had a great love of Robert Burns poetry. He also produced a lot of his own poetry in the same style as Robert...
  15. Thread: The Seafire

    by Alastair
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    The Seafire

    "While Sarah Hill and I were taping the first Central Missouri Honor Flight special in the Ozark Hangar at Columbia Regional Airport in January 2009, I noticed Jim Cooper working on a plane in the...
  16. Re: Let talk about your favorite region of the world!

    Well Elliot Lake is an outdoor place but see my profile on the place at http://www.electriccanadian.com/canada/elliotndx.htm

    I'd never gone on an ATV or done any canoeing before so I enjoyed that...
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    Newsletter 2nd January 2015

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

    Electric Scotland News
    While sending this issue out on New Years Eve I'd like to wish all of you a...
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    Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

    And a Happy New Year to you all. This weeks newsletter will go up shortly and I have the words in it for Auld Lang Syne.

    Alastair
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    Re: Weir's Scotland - Tom's Favourites

    Tom Weir At 70

    A special interview with one of Scotland's leading TV personalities, Tom Weir, to celebrate 10 years of Weir's Way and his 70th birthday. Now a leading author, President of the...
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    Weir's Scotland - Tom's Favourites

    Ranald sent me in a link to this video on YouTube and thought I'd share it with you.

    With over 50 years of travel around Scotland, Weir shows us some of his favourite parts of the country looking...
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    Re: Newsletter 26th December 2014

    I haver a visual of that toast which can be seen at http://www.electricscotland.com/lifestyle/scottish_toast.htm

    As to the cleaning out of the ashes. That I'm not sure of but at home in Scotland...
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Harry at 30 Documentary


    Published on Sep 3, 2014


    In celebration of Prince Harry's 30th birthday, ITV have released a new documentary celebrating the past three decades of his life.

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    Re: Merry Christmas

    World War I The Christmas Truce History Channel documentary



    http://youtu.be/StL2F_Y91mk


    Alastair
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    The Queen's Christmas Message


    Queen Elizabeth has used her traditional Christmas broadcast to call for reconciliation, citing the Scottish referendum and Northern Ireland.


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    Newsletter 26th December 2014

    To see what we've added to the Electric Scotland site view our What's New page at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/whatsnew.htm

    To see what we've added to the Electric Canadian site view our...
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