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SCOTTISH INTEREST

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.
Sigurd Towrie's beautifully designed site packs in a wealth of information about Orkney and its heritage - History, Tradition, and Folklore as well as information about the Orkney people and their dialect, travelling to Orkney, Orkney placenames and lots more. He also has some really nice photos, one of which he kindly allowed us to use on our Orkney map page.
ScotClans - A guide to the Clans and Tartans of Scotland: From Scottish Clan Information to Clan Merchandise, Handmade Kilts and Highland Outfits.
Lots of quality Scottish shopping! Scotweb, an independent family-owned company situated in a beautiful leafy street near the centre of Edinburgh, claims to be the world's largest Scottish store.


Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Scottish Shop is owned and operated by Erin Hogan. With a hands-on, personal approach Erin and her friendly staff are dedicated to excellent customer service for those who love all things Scottish and Celtic.
WHERE WE LIVE
Angus is about half way up the east (right hand) side of Scotland.   It's an attractive county with 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.
POLITICS
We make no secret of our support for Scottish independence. Sadly, save for The National and The Sunday Herald, not one of the mainstream newspapers or broadcasters, including the BBC, can be trusted to report on the independence debate or, indeed, on the Scottish National Party 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.
Wee Ginger Dug Biting the hand of Project Fear - my favourite independence blog. 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.
MISCELLANEOUS
Test your vocabulary! For every word you get right, the site's sponsors will donate 20 grains of rice throught the United Nations to help end world hunger.
"The staple diet of Scottish football" - Forum discussing all aspects of the Scottish game, particularly good on the lower leagues.

The Hunger Site (www.thehungersite.com) 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 www.thehungersite.com 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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