If you’re searching for kelpies in 2022, look no further than Falkirk. The two iconic sculptures, erected in 2013, are a sight to behold and well worth the daytrip. But what are kelpies? … More Tales from Scottish Mythology: What Are Kelpies?
Nestled along the banks of the Tiber river, in its early years Rome can be considered as nothing more than inconspicuous; tidily hidden away from the prying eyes of the world. Sharing the Italian peninsula with a host of other small tribes and peoples, with the Etruscans to their north, it would be a long … More Rome: Origins of the Empire
Much like the rest of Scotland, the Lothian region is steeped in history and renowned for its beauty. The area is also home to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. There are few who can say the focal point of their home town is a castle perched atop an extinct volcano – the ancient lava flow from which … More Fact or Fiction? The Murky History of Lothian
It was a warm July day as they clambered to plug gaps in the walls; flesh and bone replaced their bricks and mortar. They had endured much already, yet with every slaughtered horse they piled up, the grotesque stench grew in severity, permeating the humid air and lingering in their nostrils. Guy, Count of Namur … More The Battle of Boroughmuir : Desperation in Defeat