Youngest sister of Rabbie Burns

Reverend Charles Roger, Bridge of Allan, met the youngest sister of Rabbie Burns.  In his 1853 book “The Modern Scottish Minstrel” Roger’s records: “Having selected the Minstrels to be introduced, I … Continue reading Youngest sister of Rabbie Burns

An overlooked Scot

The Scotsman 16th August 2022: The Scotsman, 17 October 1923 The discovery of Insulin: To play this short film please click here or on the image above.

On the values of trust and kindness

In recent times, the reporting of UK politics has focussed on the values guiding the behaviour of those in power. The following comment is from a newspaper editorial:This is the … Continue reading On the values of trust and kindness

Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire.  Of these visits,  the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS  … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns