Why is the image of a lion so prevalent in Scottish Clan heraldry? Why would a beast that was never native to Scotland feature so heavily? The image of the lion in art and culture dates back to pre history and cave paintings. Our ancient ancestors who’s story began in Africa would have admired these [...]
The Scots are superstitious, and one of our most strongly held beliefs is that of the gift of second sight; the ability to predict events before they occur. Prophets, or seers, are well recorded in Scottish history and mythology from the Brahan Seer to Thomas the Rhymer; and this article looks at how their predictions cast a long shadow over the lives of people of Scotland
The Gaelic language, spoken still today in the Highland and Islands, has a very descriptive way of explaining the seasons and months of the year based on observations that take us back thousands of years to our ancient past. The months of the year reflect important annual milestones, natural cycles and religious ritual; and were an intregal part of farming life. The article takes you through the year, the seasons and the meaning behind the months and a chance to glimpse the world through our forefathers eyes.