Category: Features

The Independent Spirit o’ Rabbie Burns Lives On

“The man o’ independent mind, He looks an’ laughs at a’ that.” It’s that glorious time o’ year again when Scots...

Siege, Military Occupation, and Dundee’s Last Witch Execution, 1650-70 – Part 1

“The most deadly conflict in the Scottish nation’s long history” In previous articles we have looked at the history of Dundee during...

This World is Now Phuhl o’ Dundee Schemers

                  “Where the f**k is Dundee?” The quote above,...

The Origins of the Picts – Final Part – Pictavia Becomes Alba

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

Dundee and ‘the Great Plague’ of 1644-8

‘Between Sidlaw and the Sea, Pest or plague shall never be.’[1] The last great plague epidemic to hit Scotland erupted during the...

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

“This is racism by any other name…” By the dawn of the nineteenth century, the future looked bleak for Scots – it had lost its...

Monck’s Siege of Dundee 1651

“English soldiers were given leave to plunder the town…” The execution of Charles I, in January 1649, sent shock waves...

The Patron Saint of Schemers – Saint Andrew

                  “Do eh look like eh’m wi’ Iron Maiden?” Schemers...

Dundee’s Window to the World with Kengo Kuma

“Dundee people love their city and this is very important…” Last September the international spotlight was focused on the launch of...

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...