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  • Obituary: Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Rose, army officer who served with The Black Watch . . .

    09/25/2016 8:39:58 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 6 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 20 September 2016 | Alasdair Steven
    "Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Rose, officer who saw service with both The Black Watch and the Gurkhas. Born 22 February 1926 in Glasgow. Died. 2 September 2016, aged 90 Lieutenant Alastair Rose saw service in the Far East and proved a fine ambassador for both The Black Watch and the Gurkhas – regiments which he admired throughout his life. He served them loyally and remained a great upholder of their traditions. This was evidenced when his coffin was carried from Birse and Feughside Church and it was accompanied by the pipes of the Gurkhas. Rose had done much to spread and...
  • VIDEO: Thousands enjoy 175th Lonach Gathering in glorious sunshine

    09/02/2016 4:45:42 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 10 replies
    The Press and Journal ^ | 26 August 2016 | Francesca Marshall
    Hundreds of Highlanders marched through the glens of Aberdeenshire at the weekend to mark the 175th anniversary of the Lonach Gathering. The Lonach Highlanders, the largest body of non-military men to carry ceremonial weapons in Britain, were joined on their marches by Europe’s only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Around 9,000 spectators turned out to celebrate the games, with organisers hailing the day’s events as the best attended in recorded history. The day featured six pipe bands from across Scotland including who were joined by the pipes and drums of the Royal Guard from the Royal Highland Fusiliers. Drum major...
  • Military spectacle draws thousands to Perth

    08/26/2016 1:43:01 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 18 replies
    The Courier.co.uk ^ | 21 August 2016 | Jamie Buchan
    Perth kept the City of Culture launch party going with its own military tattoo. Around 400 performers from across the globe took part in a scaled-down version of the Edinburgh Castle spectacular. Thousands lined the streets to watch a procession of colourful troupes including the world renowned King’s Guard of Norway. An arena was set up on the North Inch for an hour-long show. The event was organised by Perth and Kinross Council to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the Treaty of Perth. The historic document ended a bitter feud between Scotland and Norway. As well as performers from Scotland...
  • Scottish leader reaches out to Germany in bid to stay in EU

    08/20/2016 2:59:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 3:30 AM EDT
    The head of the Scottish government has reached out to Germany, the European Union’s most populous member, as she tries to keep Scotland in the bloc — and is arguing that Scotland should be able to remain part of the EU without leaving the United Kingdom. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told German broadcaster ARD that “because we are in unprecedented circumstances, we should be prepared to think about unprecedented solutions. And that’s the spirit that I will have in any discussions.” The U.K. as a whole — which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — voted narrowly to...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • Satellite tagged Aberdeenshire raptor missing in Highlands

    08/18/2016 7:29:09 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    Last week, RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Moorland Group, whose members include landowners and gamekeepers, clashed over the loss of the eight golden eagles between 2011 and July this year. The wildlife charity believes they were killed illegally around grouse moors, and their satellite tracking tags destroyed. The transmitters being fitted to these birds are exceedingly reliable, and illegal persecution is therefore the most likely explanation of the disappearance of these birds of prey.
  • 10 brilliant sights that sum up the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green

    08/13/2016 4:04:15 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 12 replies
    Glasgow Live ^ | 13 August 2016 | GILLIAN LONEY
    The pipes and drums have been calling all day - here's what you might have missed at Glasgow Green today. < There are lots of reasons to love Glasgow in August - but the return of the World Pipe Band Championships may just be the biggest. The Worlds took place at Glasgow Green yesterday and today, coinciding with Piping Live! and bringing bands from across Scotland, the UK and the rest of globe together.
  • Oil Rig Washes up on Scottish Beach

    08/10/2016 7:28:57 AM PDT · by Rio · 9 replies
    ChemInfo ^ | 8/10/2016 | AP Staff
    Police are warning people to stay away from an oil rig that was blown onto a remote Scottish beach in a storm. The Transocean Winner drilling rig was being towed when it broke free of its tug and ran aground on the Isle of Lewis off Scotland's west coast on Monday.
  • In pictures: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo opening night

    08/05/2016 5:31:24 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 29 replies
    STVNews ^ | 5 August 2016 | Laura Piper
    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has once again returned to the city with an explosive performance from the castle esplanade. The Tattoo, now in its 66th year, got under way last night for its first audience preview with a spectacular mix of dancers, drumming and no shortage of bagpipes. A world famous event, which hosts more than 220,000 spectators during its run, the Tattoo is watched by an estimated 100 million people on television each year. Performers from almost 50 countries have taken part in the show and this year is no different, with the King's Guard of Norway a...
  • More Globalist Fail – Scotland Poll Majority Wish To Stay in United Kingdom and Out of EU…

    07/30/2016 1:48:55 PM PDT · by orchestra · 6 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/30/2016 | Sundance
    After the Brexit vote, the immediate and continual cries from the failed globalists within the ‘Remain’ camp exploited a narrative of Scotland who had a majority vote to stay in the EU. However, the most current poll (full pdf below) now offering Scotland the option to leave the United Kingdom and align with the European Union, finds the majority of Scots want to stay in the UK even if it means they cannot access the single-market system of the European Union. scottish independence Additionally, there are many indications that Britain is on the cusp of a major economic boom as...
  • Syrian refugees settled on the remote Scottish island of Bute complain they are now depressed

    It was a scheme designed to offer Syrian refugees a new life in Scotland, away from the horrors of their war-ravaged homeland. But some of the first to be given sanctuary in Rothesay eight months ago have spoken of their unhappiness on Bute, saying it is ‘full of old people’ and a place ‘where people come to die’. Argyll and Bute Council was among 16 Scottish local authorities to sign up for the initiative, with the first 100 Syrian refugees flown to the UK and on to Scotland in November last year. But Abd, who had been making trips to...
  • Witch Prison Found in 15th Century Scottish Church: Medieval Chapel Was Used to Hold Suspects

    07/22/2016 11:51:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Richard Gray
    Witch prison found in 15th century Scottish church: Medieval chapel was used to hold suspects before they were killed and burnedIn the years before the Reformation, a small chapel in a church on the outskirts of Aberdeen had provided a quiet place for Catholic women to pray in peace. But within 30 years of the switch from Catholicism to the Protestant faith, St Mary's Chapel at the Kirk of St Nicholas in Aberdeen took on a far darker and sinister role. Historians have uncovered evidence that the chapel, built during the 15th century, served as a prison for suspected witches...
  • Heil to the Progressive Coming Utopia

    07/22/2016 2:19:48 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 07/22/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: “as a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here.” Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (1513–72), and of the young, deeply spiritual Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–43) who declared: “The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.” Now Scotland is a land...
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • Scottish youngsters squeezed out of university by SNP cap amid warnings of post-Brexit crisis

    07/07/2016 1:01:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7 July 2016 • 5:59AM | Simon Johnson
    Scottish school leavers are being squeezed out of university by SNP government policies and the situation will get worse for middle-class children, according to an official report published amid warnings of an impending Brexit funding crisis. Audit Scotland found that a cap on places for Scottish and EU students, imposed so that free tuition is affordable to the public purse, has not kept pace with the increasing number of applications. Its report said this meant it has become “more difficult” for Scottish youngsters to win a place and warned that implementing Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to “widen access” to more youngsters...
  • [Viking ship replica] Sea Stallion arrives in Inverie, Scotland

    07/31/2007 11:54:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies · 478+ views
    Sail World ^ | Saturday, July 28, 2007 | Tinna Damgard-Sorensen
    The Sea Stallion right before arrival to the Orkney Islands Pastime and cosy atmosphere. Sea Stallion taken from the support vessel 'Cable One' by the Viking ship And the further on, 4 hours of rowing in between the Orkney - Sea Stallion.
  • [Scottish PM] Nicola Sturgeon snubbed by EU member states including Germany

    06/29/2016 1:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 June 2016 • 10:41AM | Simon Johnson
    Nicola Sturgeon will now meet Jean-Claude Juncker during her visit to Brussels today to discuss Scotland keeping its EU status, but she suffered another major blow after receiving short shrift from Germany. […] It also emerged today that a series of member state governments have indicated they will not hold direct talks with the SNP about protecting Scotland’s status in the EU. The German government told the Glasgow Herald this was an “internal” British issue and declined to comment further when asked if it would engage directly with the Scottish Government. …
  • Exclusive-Farage Tells Breitbart:"Obama Visit Caused Brexit Bounce",Swayed Vote In(Shortened)

    06/24/2016 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Breitbart London
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage told Breitbart that the visit by President Obama, where he threatened to send Britain to the “back of the queue” if the public voted to leave the European Union (EU), backfired and caused a “Brexit Bounce”, swaying Britons to vote for Brexit.
  • Poll puts support for Scottish independence at 59%

    06/26/2016 3:36:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies
    scotsman.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | scotsman
    NEARLY six out of 10 Scots say they’d vote Yes in a second independence referendum. In a clear reflection of the growing backlash north of the Border to Thursday’s Brexit result, a ScotPulse online survey of 1,600 Scottish adults on Friday (24 June) showed that 59% of Scots now back leaving the UK.
  • Scotland can have a second referendum, but it must decide on a currency first

    06/25/2016 9:20:37 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    I believe that the currency issue did more than anything to deliver the late swing to No in the last referendum. The question of the choice between the pound, euro or a currency of Scotland’s own was never clarified, and that was fatal to the cause of independence in 2014. Unless the issue is resolved before another referendum I strongly suspect that this issue might again be fatal to the cause of Scottish independence. There are only four options. They are the pound, the euro, the US dollar or Scotland’s own currency.
  • For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations

    06/26/2016 1:46:32 PM PDT · by orchestra · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 6/26/2016 | Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin
    MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) — At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again." "I love to see people take their country back. And that's really what's happening in the United States," Trump told reporters this weekend during a visit to his golf resort in western Scotland. The anxiety that drove the...
  • Trump dines with Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall at posh Scottish golf course

    06/25/2016 2:29:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 125 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/25/2016 | David Martosko
    Donald Trump welcomed Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall for dinner at his luxurious golf course in northeast Scotland on Saturday, the final event of a two-day tour of his properties there. Murdoch, 80, arrived at around 5:15 with wife Jerry Hall, 59, a former model who was previously married to Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger. The pair rode up the road to the clubhouse in an SUV with Trump himself. The MacLeod House, a restored 15th Century mansion on the grounds of the Trump International Golf Links Scotland, was the site of the meal. After a visit to...
  • Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon says second Scottish independence vote 'highly likely

    06/24/2016 2:43:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | BBC
    Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will. She said the Scottish government would begin preparing legislation to enable another independence vote.
  • Protester Interrupts Trump in Scotland, Hands Out Swastika Golf Balls

    06/24/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/24/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump stepped up to the podium at his press conference at Trump Turnberry in Scotland on Friday, a protester jumped up — interrupting the start of the press conference — to hand out golf balls with swastikas on them.
  • Trump: Scotland and Brexit, an advertorial for his golf course, and then goes full statesman

    06/24/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/24/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Old habits die hard for Donald Trump, apparently. Addressing the world’s media in a press conference at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, he used the first ten minutes or so to promote his property. To say the least, we have never seen a potential president mix his business interests with the political stage. As I write, he is responding to questions from the media and saying sensible things about Brexit, emphasizing that the British people are taking back control of their destiny. It is pretty impressive. I can only conclude that Donald Trump is a statesman in progress. And...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING BRITISH REFERENDUM ON E.U. MEMBERSHIP

    06/24/2016 3:03:44 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 244 replies
    Donald J. trump ^ | 6/24/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration. Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare...
  • After this vote the UK is diminished, our politics poisoned

    06/24/2016 9:19:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 24, 2016 | Gary Younge
    During the campaign the very worst impulses were given free rein and voice. Britain is not greater for this decision but smaller, weaker and more vulnerable In the end those who placed their faith in the “experts” were always going to be disappointed. The pollsters were wrong; the currency traders were wrong; the pundits were confounded. People who did not feel they had been heard have not just spoken. Given a one-off chance to tell the world what they think of how they are governed they have screamed a piercing cry of alienation and desperation. Given the choice between the...
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized — and energized — those movements.
  • Scotland votes to stay in EU as UK opts out of Europe

    06/23/2016 11:28:18 PM PDT · by Cronos · 75 replies
    The Times ^ | 24 June 2016 | lindsay mcintosh
    Scotland last night gave a resounding endorsement to the EU as the UK overall voted for Brexit, raising the prospect of a demand for a second independence referendum. ..In the early hours, Alex Salmond was.. announcing that, if Scotland voted to remain but the UK overall voted to leave, Nicola Sturgeon would “implement the SNP manifesto”. The SNP document for last month’s Scottish election states that Holyrood should have the right to hold a second independence vote if there is a “significant and material” change in circumstances from 2014, such as Scotland being taken out of the EU against its...
  • Corbyn's Anti-Trident Speech Angers Labour MPs (British nuclear submarines)

    02/27/2016 3:22:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 27, 2016 | Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent
    Jeremy Corbyn is on collision course with Labour MPs and trade unions for defiantly speaking at an anti-Trident rally and snubbing his party's pro-EU campaign. The Labour leader will address a CND rally in London alongside the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru, the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and veteran left-wing actress Vanessa Redgrave. His decision has infuriated many Labour MPs, who claim he is campaigning against the party's policy on Trident and ignoring its policy to campaign to remain in the EU. Although Mr Corbyn will also attend Labour's Yorkshire and the Humber regional conference, where...
  • Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote 'in' on EU

    06/13/2016 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2016 12:09 PM EDT | Jill Lawless
    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an impassioned call Monday for Labour Party supporters to vote to stay in the European Union, amid nervousness in the “remain” camp that it is losing momentum ahead of next week’s referendum. Brown, who governed from 2007 to 2010, said Britain should “lead in Europe” and not leave it. Polls suggest the June 23 vote on whether to leave the 28-nation bloc could go either way. The “remain” side has stressed the economic uncertainty that would be triggered by quitting, while the “leave” campaign has focused on unease about the large scale of...
  • An Independent Scotland? Please, God, Let it Happen!

    06/23/2016 10:32:21 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2014 | Milo
    In polite society, the correct opinion to hold about Scottish independence is that the Union must stay together. But I’ve been wondering: might not England thrive, freed from the yoke of those whining, kilted leeches? The more you think about it, the more persuasive the argument seems to be. I’ve been invited to debate this question – whether or not we long-suffering Sassenachs would be better off without our sponging Caledonian neighbours – in early September, at a debate held by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. How might I begin? Well, there are of course the immediate political consequences....
  • Scotland Seeks Independence Again After U.K. 'Brexit' Vote

    06/24/2016 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | June 24, 2016
    Scotland's government began moves Friday to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote, saying it faced being taken out of the European Union against its will. Scots voted by 62 percent to 38 percent to remain in the EU, according to Friday's results, in contrast to the overall U.K.-wide result of 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of quitting the bloc. A majority of voters in Northern Ireland also voted to remain in the EU, suggesting the U.K. faces internal constitutional upheaval as well as a contentious divorce from Brussels.
  • Live:Donald Trump POST Brexit EVENT from TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND (Trump Turnberry, Scotland) {6-24-16}

    06/24/2016 2:24:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 535 replies
    Friday, June 24, 2016 - This event is a press conference held at the Trump Turnberry Resort.@ 10:00am in Turnberry, Scotland @ Trump Turnberry, Scotland. A Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will follow at 11:00 AM. I'm not sure on the time for this. One live thread says 1pm EDT.
  • EU referendum: Scotland backs Remain as UK votes Leave

    06/23/2016 11:35:12 PM PDT · by Cronos · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 June 2016 | BBC
    Scotland has voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62% to 38% - with all 32 council areas backing Remain. But the UK as a whole has voted to Leave - raising the prospect of Scotland being taken out of the EU against its will.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland had delivered a "strong, unequivocal vote" to remain in the EU. ..Ms Sturgeon's predecessor, Alex Salmond, said the result could lead to a second independence referendum. Ms Sturgeon said the vote had made clear "that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the...
  • Trump Scotland visit dredges up U.K. controversies (vomitus maximus ALERT)

    06/23/2016 11:24:19 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump leaves for Scotland Thursday, briefly escaping his turbulent presidential campaign to attend the official opening of a remodeled golf resort bearing his name. The foreign trip, Trump's first as the presumptive Republican nominee, will bear none of the traditional marks of the ritualistic campaign voyage abroad that White House hopefuls have embarked on in recent years. Trump is not slated to meet with any foreign leaders or visit historical sites but instead attend to his multibillion-dollar business interests. The trip -- an unconventional venture emblematic of the real estate mogul's campaign -- comes on the heels of the...
  • Shotguns, second World War pistols and crossbows among haul of 13,000 weapons [tr]

    06/22/2016 10:44:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/21/16 | Watson
    Shotguns, second World War pistols and crossbows among haul of 13,000 weapons handed in during three-week amnesty across Scotland Campaign to get airguns off the streets resulted in a massive response Thousands of rifles, pistols, crossbows and other weapons handed in From July 1 owners of air weapons can start applying for a licence More than 11,500 weapons were handed in to police following a three-week campaign to get airguns off the streets. Thousands of rifles and pistols along with crossbows and other unique weapons are among the haul, which has filled an entire police storage unit. During the three...
  • Roman Silver Hoard Discovered in Scotland

    06/18/2016 12:53:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | editors
    Researchers led by Gordon Noble of the University of Aberdeen returned to a farmer’s field in northeastern Scotland where a hand pin, chain, and spiral bangle all made of silver in the fourth or fifth centuries A.D. had been found more than 170 years ago. According to a report in Live Science, on the second day of the investigation, the team, which had the assistance of metal detectorists, found three Roman silver coins, a silver strap end, a piece of a silver bracelet, and pieces of hack silver. Over a period of 18 months, they gathered a total of 100...
  • Romans' Brutal Crackdown on Celts

    07/10/2005 12:04:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies · 3,990+ views
    EDP24 ^ | 09 July 2005 | BEN KENDALL
    Norfolk acted as a hub of resistance against Roman occupation, new analysis of archaeological finds has revealed. But the empire's military might eventually eclipsed native East Anglians in a brutal crackdown described as a "lost holocaust". A sprawling Celtic 'proto-city', as significant to its Iceni occupants as modern-day London, sprawled across eight square miles of West Norfolk, almost certainly providing a regular home to Boudicca. David Thorpe, from the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (Sharp), is excavations director for the site - the exact location of which is not being disclosed. Speaking yesterday, he explained the team have discovered...
  • Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops' Secret 'Terror Weapon'

    06/13/2016 11:55:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Metcalfe
    Some 1,800 years ago, Roman troops used "whistling" sling bullets as a "terror weapon" against their barbarian foes, according to archaeologists who found the cast lead bullets at a site in Scotland. Weighing about 1 ounce (30 grams), each of the bullets had been drilled with a 0.2-inch (5 millimeters) hole that the researchers think was designed to give the soaring bullets a sharp buzzing or whistling noise in flight. The bullets were found recently at Burnswark Hill in southwestern Scotland, where a massive Roman attack against native defenders in a hilltop fort took place in the second century A.D......
  • Royal Highland Fusiliers welcomed home from Kabul

    06/11/2016 5:18:38 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 7 replies
    Edinburgh Evening News ^ | 11 June 2016 | DIANE KING
    The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS), marched through Penicuik yesterday afternoon before attending a civic reception as guests of the Lord ­Lieutenant and the Provost of Midlothian. Proud relatives and locals turned out to wish them well as they marked their return from operational duties as part of the UK’s commitment to the Nato mission in Kabul. Troops have been providing protection for the Afghan security forces undergoing training, with some soldiers having been away from home for as long as nine months. The battalion took the opportunity to thank the wider community...
  • British [Scotland] Police Introduce Official Hijab, Will Do ‘Anything’ For ‘Diversity' [ed]

    06/08/2016 9:50:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Police Scotland have said they will do “anything” to be more “diverse” and will be introducing a special hijab to encourage more female Muslims to join the force. The Scottish Police authority released a detailed report on how they are working “to achieve a workforce that is more representative of our society,” and encourage “people from under-represented groups to consider policing as a career.”
  • A nation about to fall, North Korea(jeremiah 17:13)

    06/05/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 52 replies
    bible, HolySpirit | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Trump Plans to Attend Re-Opening of Scottish Golf Course

    06/01/2016 6:37:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Donald Trump is planning to attend the ceremonial opening of his Turnberry golf complex in Scotland following an extensive revamp. The Republican presidential contender said in a statement Wednesday that he's looking forward to attending the official opening on June 24 following the 200 million-pound ($290 million) renovation. He will be coming the day after British voters decide in a referendum whether to stay or leave the 28-country European Union.
  • Man arrested after teaching girlfriend’s pug to perform Nazi salute

    05/10/2016 7:48:51 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 42 replies
    RT ^ | 5/10/2016 | staff
    A Scottish man who filmed his girlfriend’s dog performing a Nazi salute has been arrested by the police and could face hate crime charges. Markus Meechan, 28, from North Lanarkshire, was remanded in custody on suspicion of publishing offensive material online. Meechan uploaded a video to Youtube which allegedly shows a pug making the Nazi salute and watching videos of Hitler. He has since apologized for causing offense and claims the video was a prank to annoy his girlfriend.
  • Saudi Arabia Approves Economic Reform Program

    04/25/2016 6:40:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2016 | Margherita Stancati and Dahlia Kholaif
    RIYADH—Saudi Arabia, crimped by low crude prices, approved Monday a long-term blueprint for the kingdom’s economic transformation aimed at reducing its dependence on oil. The multiyear plan, dubbed “Saudi Vision 2030,” was approved by the cabinet, according to Saudi Arabia’s monarch, King Salman. The Saudi cabinet, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, said the government’s economic council would be in charge of overseeing the vision’s implementation. Saudi officials later Monday were to present a broad overview of the country’s most extensive economic shake-up in decades. The steep drop in oil prices has given new urgency to...
  • The Total Collapse of Saudi Arabia is Fast Approaching

    03/07/2016 3:40:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 87 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 3/6/2016 | Joshua Krouse
    To the casual observer, Saudi Arabia might seem like an emboldened nation that is asserting itself. They’ve been challenging Iran, fighting rebels in Yemen, threatening to invade Syria, and if some rumors are to be believed, they are currently trying to attain nuclear missiles from Pakistan. However, these aren’t the actions of a stable nation that is asserting its dominance in the region. These are the flailing death throes of a nation that is struggling to hang on. Ever since global oil prices started to plummet, Saudi Arabia just hasn’t been the same. That’s no surprise. Since prices fell, other...
  • Saudi Arabia's oil 'maestro' exits as young prince flexes his muscles

    05/08/2016 2:37:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    CNBC ^ | 07 May 2016 | Tom DiChristopher | Patti Domm
    The end of Ali al-Naimi's more than two-decade tenure as Saudi Arabia's oil minister signals a new era for crude markets, analysts said on Saturday, and appeared to be a reaffirmation of Saudi policy to let oil set its own pricing. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree that replaced al-Naimi with Khalid al-Falih, chairman of Saudi Aramco, as part of a broad reshuffling of the cabinet. The move came as the world's largest oil producer continues to grapple with the fallout from the global bear market in crude oil. Al Naimi was the most watched figure in the...
  • Saudi shake-up rolls on with big reshuffle of economic posts

    05/08/2016 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08 May 2016 | Angus McDowall and Katie Paul
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday replaced his veteran oil minister and restructured some big ministries in a major reshuffle apparently intended to support a wide-ranging economic reform programme unveiled last week. The most eye-catching move was the creation of a new Energy, Industry and Natural Resources Ministry under Khaled al-Falih, chairman of the state oil company Aramco. He replaces the 80-year-old oil minister Ali al-Naimi, in charge of energy policy at the world's biggest oil exporter since 1995. But major changes were also made to the economic leadership, with Majed al-Qusaibi named head of the new Commerce and Investment...
  • Russia honours Canadian WW2 veteran with medal, vodka

    04/25/2016 9:42:29 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | Monday, April 25, 2016 10:05:18 EDT PM | Jonathan Sher
    Russia honours veteran with medal, vodka By Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press Monday, April 25, 2016 10:05:18 EDT PM When your life is the world of ­diplomacy and your boss is Vladimir Putin, you’re not easily surprised. But the head of the Russian delegation in Toronto was taken aback this month when a 95-year-old Londoner, to be honoured for heroism during the Second World War, not only walked himself into the reception area, but passed up coffee and tea for a vodka. “He was quite surprised I walked in instead of being carried,” Londoner Bob Kennedy said. Kennedy was...