Burns Night provides occasion to remember the life of the 18th Century bard and enjoy his poetry. Not to mention drink whisky and eat haggis (Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!). Burns Supper was first held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ closest friends gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of their friend’s death. Hosted […]
The Quaich, or Scotland’s ‘loving cup’ is a unique Scottish invention and has great symbolism behind it. In this article we’ll take a brief look at the history of the Quaich and what it is used for today.
The secret Roman silver under Scottish soil The Roman Empire may not have lasted long in the cold, unforgiving climate of ancient Caledonia, but it left behind a treasure that survived the ages. In 1909, archaeologists in East Lothian uncovered a massive hoard of Roman silver under Traprain Law, a large hill thought to have […]