Category Archives: Scottish history

Scotland’s Tapestry: Launch 2 September

What a treat to join hundreds of other stitchers today. We gathered at the Scottish Parliament to view the tapestry in all its splendour: 164 panels, 300 miles of wools, 60,000 hours of sewing, not to mention the extraordinary input … Continue reading

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Mary’s Wardrobe

No spoilers, but just a quick insight of the talk I’m giving tomorrow about Mary Queen of Scots’ Wardrobe. Sometime late last year, Loura Brooks of Edinburgh University’s Open Studies launched the idea of a combined course on Mary Queen … Continue reading

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The Lairds of Cromarty

This is a review that was published recently in February issue of The Historical Novels Review. I’ve included it here because it was such an unusual book, as well as a great translation. THE LAIRDS OF CROMARTY Jean-Pierre Ohl, translated … Continue reading

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The Ghaists ‘i the Air: more on the Tapestry Panel

Part of the enjoyment of this tapestry project has been the time spent researching the so-called badges that will be added to along the top of each panel.  Our panel – which I’ve written about before – is on the … Continue reading

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