Thursday, February 24, 2011

Interesting Scottish Links

OK so I saw Karen's post on Outlandish Observations this AM which contains a really cool video of a redheided Scot putting on a kilt and demonstrating 18th century weaponry.... and realized I am SO BEHIND on posting links.

THIS is very cool... it's the Kinnaird Lighthouse and Castle that was built for the Fraser family in the 16th century. Thanks to Marci for the link!

THIS is a page on a Celtic Traditions website that talks about Inbolc - the Feast of Bride. Also sent in by Marci who reminded me that Jamie "always prays to Bride".

THIS is a fun post over at Blue Moon Magnolia that talks about casting for Jamie Fraser. Thanks to Carla for sending it in!

THIS is a wonderful article about Alexander McCall Smith who has joined the campaign for a visitor centre to commemorate the Battle of Prestonpans. Make SURE you view the gorgeous tapestry. You may just shed a tear.

And lastly - check out the Red Hot Chilli Pipers - sent in by Kathy (and Shannon has mentioned them too!)  They rock. Watch their video... it's verra cool because you can hear them talk. And lordddddd we love to hear them talk.

4 comments:

Marci said...

OMG! I was mentioned on your blog, what an honor! THANK YOU!!

Purgatory Carol said...

LOL Marci - you rock - I'm just sorry it took me so long!! :)

Karen Henry said...

Thanks for the mention of my blog post! I'll check out the other links as soon as I get a chance.

Karen

Anonymous said...

My eyes are weary. I viewed and read EVERY panel of the Prestonpans tapestry. Whew!

Medieval fan that I am, I still can say honestly--having viewed the original Bayeux Tapestry in situ during a month in Normandy--that this Scots one is far more engaging.

This project is quite wonderful!

Carla