Bella in Aberdeen

ohmybritain:

Castle Kilchurn, Scotland by gavjduncan on Flickr.

ohmybritain:

Castle Kilchurn, Scotland by gavjduncan on Flickr.

penthesileas:

HISTORY MEME - nine royals: mary queen of scots [1/9]

Mary Stuart was born on December 8, 1542 and became Queen of Scots when she was six days old. When she was five years old, she was sent to France, where she spent the next thirteen years of her life. She married the Dauphin of France, and eventually became the Queen of France at age sixteen. Two years later, Mary was widowed and returned to Scotland. She then married her cousin Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, who, like Mary, had a claim to the English throne and with whom Mary had her only child, the future King James VI of Scotland and I of England. The marriage quickly soured, and Darnley was eventually assassinated. Mary then married, or was forced to marry, the Earl of Bothwell, who was believed to be guilty of Darnley’s assassination. Mary abdicated the throne in 1567, was imprisoned, and escaped to England a year later. She had previously claimed Elizabeth’s throne, and indeed was seen as the legitimate sovereign of England by many English Catholics. Elizabeth, fearing that Mary would become the center of plots against her, had Mary placed in protective custody and Mary spent the next eighteen and a half years of her life in custody, until she was found guilty of trying to assassinate Elizabeth. Though Elizabeth was reluctant to sign the death warrant, Mary was executed on February 8, 1587, wearing red, the liturgical color of martyrdom in the Catholic church. (x)

random American stranger overhears my parents Scottish accent

stranger: Omg! Are you British!!?
My mum: Aye.
stranger: Oh what part of England are you from?!
My mum: Get the fuck oot muh face ya shitey wee fuck
the-11-doctor:

thisfuturemd:

brigwife:



Romanticized vs. Realistic

as a member of Scotland I can confirm

the-11-doctor:

thisfuturemd:

brigwife:

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Romanticized vs. Realistic

as a member of Scotland I can confirm

(Source: british-v0gue)

Dig near Dumfries unearths Roman Army artefacts

archaeologicalnews:

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Archaeological investigations near Dumfries have unearthed artefacts relating to the Roman Army’s occupation of southern Scotland.

The discoveries include an iron javelin head, the remains of a Roman boot, samian pottery and tile fragments.

They were found at Wellington Bridge near Kirkton during Scottish Water works to lay a new mains in the area.

Simon Brassey, of its environmental engineering team, said the items dated back more than 1,850 years.

"It is fascinating for everyone involved to make this kind of discovery when working on a project such as the laying of new pipes," he added. Read more.

fuckitandmovetobritain:

The Quiraing, Isle Of Skye, Scotland, UK

fuckitandmovetobritain:

The Quiraing, Isle Of Skye, Scotland, UK

katemiddletons:

Happy Saturday. (at Isle of Skye)

katemiddletons:

Happy Saturday. (at Isle of Skye)

katemiddletons:

at Kilt Rock

katemiddletons:

at Kilt Rock

katemiddletons:

Elgin, always a pleasure. (at Elgin Cathedral)

katemiddletons:

Elgin, always a pleasure. (at Elgin Cathedral)

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thebritishnobility:

Scotland Votes: What’s at Stake for the UK (2014)

So far the Scottish referendum debate has been almost entirely about Scotland - what is good for it and what is bad for it. But what about the rest of the UK? Whatever the result, the UK as we have known it for the past 300 years is set to change dramatically and may never be the same again.

If you think independence would not make any difference to the other 58 million people on these islands, think again. The reverberations could be felt across the land, from the future of the armed forces and nuclear deterrent to the UK’s place at the international top table, the fate of the union flag and the entire British political landscape.

Andrew Neil explores what an independent Scotland would mean for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the huge constitutional changes that may lie ahead whether the vote is yes or no.