Category Archives: History

The smallest part

The song was amazing. Clear, beautiful and varied…and very, very loud. I stopped what I was doing to stand and listen. I know that particular song well, though its singer is elusive. Not because wrens are particularly shy, but because … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of the Ballachulish Goddess

Reblogged from heritagelandscapecreativity: The Ballachulish Goddess was discovered in 1880 beneath about 10 feet of peat. When she was lifted from lying face down, her quartzite pebble eyes stared forward, unwavering. How remarkable it would have been, when she was … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Audrey Driscoll – Weird rabbits…

A while ago it occurred to me that when humans become extinct, unless aliens arrive on Earth to dig up and appreciate our music, art and writing, it will become meaningless. The animals that survive our presence on this planet … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Arse

Queen Victoria may not have been amused by the local name for the cavern, but it seems a perfect description of the place in many ways. The vast cave mouth is the largest of its kind in Britain and is … Continue reading

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The Henge Within a Housing Estate from Walking with a Smacked Pentax

During the late 1970’s, when excavations were being dug for a new housing estate just outside Stirling in Scotland, a prehistoric henge* was discovered. Work was stopped whilst the archaeologists examined the site – and the housing estate was eventually replanned and … Continue reading

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Guest Writer – The Birch Maiden by Paul Andruss – Illustrated by Donata Zawadzka

Reblogged from Smorgasbord: The Legend The Birch Maiden is a Scottish folktale about a beautiful fairy inhabiting a birch tree. One evening she is tempted by a basket of apples left on the ground by soldiers sleeping in the grove. … Continue reading

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Guest author: Paul Andruss – MOTHER OF GOD

The final post in the series by author Paul Andruss… for now… Last year the National Geographic Magazine ran a cover story about ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the World’. It was Mary, the mother of Jesus. A woman, who … Continue reading

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