Mearnscraft's Links Page


International Scottish community site with an on-line magazine and plenty of information about clans and families, tourism, history, and numerous other Scottish topics.

Rampant Scotland.

Excellent site incorporating over 6000 Scottish related links, regularly updated.  We've used this site quite a lot for our research, particularly as there's lots of information on Scottish castles. You'll also find links to lots of Clan Sites here.

The Border Reivers - The story of the reiving families lasted some four hundred years and resulted in a catalogue of events and a host of memorable characters that is unique, and can be directly related to all those with Border surnames now scattered throughout the world.

The Internet Guide to Scotland

Largely based on Joanne Mackenzie-Winters' personal travels, this 80,000-word guide contains details on transport, sightseeing, activities and accommodation throughout Scotland with particular emphasis on the Highlands and Islands. I particularly liked her Island Hopscotch, a detailed journal of her travels through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in 1993.
The County of
Angus is about half way up the east (right hand) side of Scotland.   It's an attractive county with beautiful sandy beaches on the east and quite spectacular glens to the north.  In the middle there's some of the best farming land in Scotland.   We like it a lot.
We make no secret of our support for Scottish independence. Sadly, save for The National, not one of the mainstream newspapers or broadcasters, including (especially) the BBC, can be trusted to report on the independence debate in a fair and truthful manner. The following links in this section go some way towards balancing that by revealing the lies and giving an accurate picture.
Wings Over Scotland Wings Over Scotland is a Scottish political website, which focuses particularly on the media – whether mainstream print and broadcast organisations or the online and social-network community – as well as offering its own commentary and analysis. While advocating Scottish independence, WoS is not affiliated or connected in any way to the SNP, and neither gives to or receives money from the party, or indeed any other party.
Robin McAlpine Solid news and policy analysis, opinions on current affairs, new ideas to think about and resources to help explain important things that are happening. Excellent stuff.
Wee Ginger Dug Biting the hand of Project Fear - Paul Kavanagh's blog is exceptionally well-written, very funny, insightful, and on the money every time.
Bella Caledonia Read by over 40,000 people daily, Bella Caledonia  is a non-profit, online magazine from Scotland. It’s collectively and independently run by volunteers and aims to create a space for exploring an alternative to a society degraded by poverty, ecological crisis, imperialism, and the illegitimate authority of the British State.
Craig Murray

Craig Murray is a human rights activist, writer, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan disciplined by the foreign office for speaking out about that country's human rights record, former rector of the University of Dundee, honorary research fellow at the University of Lancaster School of Law, and supporter of Scottish independence.

Scotland Goes Pop A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.
"The staple diet of Scottish football" - Forum discussing all aspects of the Scottish game, particularly good on the lower leagues.

The Hunger Site ( is the world's first "click-to-donate" site where more than 65 million visitors have donated more than 7,700 metric tons of free food to help feed the hungry. This is how it works. You simply visit once a day and click on the button ordering the donation of a free serving of rice, wheat, maize or other staple food to the hungry. The daily corporate sponsor agrees to pay for all the donations ordered. No money comes out of your pocket. While at the site, it is sobering to watch the hunger map, which shows a globe on which a country goes briefly dark every 3.6 seconds: it happens every time a person somewhere dies of malnutrition. It’s like watching Death on his tireless rounds, from India to China, then Indonesia, before hurrying across to Africa and South America.

“Do your part to end hunger. All it takes is one click.”


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