Set for another evening of Burns and Bordeaux…
A figure of Gaelic folklore, Alasdair the son of Colla the Left-handed MacDonald was born into Clan Donald around 1610 on the island of Colonsay in the Outer Hebrides. As Clan Donald was spread across them, Mac Colla had experience of both the Scottish Highlands and Islands and the Gaeltacht of Ireland. A soldier like […]
Nephew of the second Earl of Dunmore, at fifteen years he was appointed page to Charles Edward Stuart (“Bonnie Prince Charlie”) and, with his father William Murray, was a participant in the Jacobite Uprising of 1745, after which the Murrays were placed under house arrest. After his father’s conditional pardon in 1750, he joined the […]
I have just heard from Alexis Malcolm that my first kilt in the darker shades of the Black Watch is on its way. I’ve always admired this darker version of the Campbell tartan, but this will be my first kilt composed of it.
EARTH’D up, here lies an imp o’ hell, Planted by Satan’s dibble; Poor silly wretch, he’s damned himsel’, To save the Lord the trouble.
This Constitution is said to have beautiful features; but when I come to examine these features, sir, they appear to me horribly frightful. Among other deformities, it has an awful squinting; it squints towards monarchy; and does not this raise indignation in the breast of every true American? Your President may easily become king. Your […]
Sèist (Chorus) Illean chridheil, bitheamaid sunndach Seasaibh onoir ur duthcha Fhad’ s a mhaireas luaidh is fudar De rud chuireadh curam oirnn? — Capercaillie, Bonaparte.
I cannot conclude without mentioning how sensibly I feel the dismemberment of America from this empire, and that I should be miserable indeed if I did not feel that no blame on that account can be laid at my door, and I did not also know that knavery seems to be so much the striking […]
Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees. — The Final Words of General Thomas Jonathan Jackson.
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Colonel-in-Chief: His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Prince of Wales KG KT GCB OM AK QSO GCL SOM CD ADC BADGE Description Azure the figure of St. Andrew proper standing on a mount Vert holding his cross Argent all within an annulus Azure fimbriated and inscribed “NEMO […]
Here Souter Hood in death does sleep: In hell, if he’s gane thither, Satan, gie him thy gear to keep; He’ll haud it weel thegither.
A l’impossible nul n’est tenu. (No one is bound to do what is impossible.) — 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 601.