Category: History

Scotland’s Mither Tongues: Past, Present and Future: Part I

And their judges spoke with one dialect, but the condemned spoke with many voices. And the prisons were full of many voices, but never the...

James Graham

Covenant, War and the 1645 Siege of Dundee

Over the next three issues we will look at Dundee during the 1640s and 1650s, a time of turbulence when Scottish independence appeared...

The Tattooed Women of Juteopolis

The public house, or pub, and the drink that it provided, was a major medium through which the distinctive working class culture of...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 5 – Pictland Becomes Alba

The Viking Age in these islands opened with the bloody looting of Lindisfarne monastery in 793. Two years later, the island of Iona, the...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 4

‘Seven of Cruithne’s children divided Alba into seven divisions, the portion of Cat, of Ce, of Cirech, children with hundreds of...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 3

The Picts entered written history in 297AD when Eumenius, a Roman panygerist, referred to ‘Caledonians and the other Picts’ in...

Calgacus speaking to the Caledonians

The Origins of the Picts – Part 2

In AD81, Agricola, the recently appointed governor of Roman Britannia, led an army of 15,000-20,000 Roman legionairies and Batavian (Dutch...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 1

In 1955 the archaeologist and historian, Francis Wainwright, published his ground-breaking study, The Problem of the Picts. He described...