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Today's header slides are of the unusually complete Aikey Brae Stone Circle on Parkhouse Hill in Aberdeenshire; and a view of the three ferries that connect Kirkwall in Orkney to many of the the northern islands.
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The Battle of Falkirk Muir was fought on the south side of Falkirk on the afternoon of 17 January 1746 and was the last significant Jacobite success of their rising of 1745, a rising which has seen Charles Edward Stuart and his army reach as far south as Derby on 4 December 1745. The Jacobites failed to take advantage of their victory, perhaps inevitably paving the way for the eventual Jacobite defeat at the Battle of Culloden just under three months later. ( More ...)
On This Day
17 January 1284: Alexander III's eldest son, also named Alexander, dies aged 20 without children. Alexander III's younger son had died in 1281, and his daughter, Margaret, in 1283, leaving him with an infant granddaughter, also called Margaret, living in Norway. Alexander's wife Margaret had died in 1275.
17 January 1746: A large Jacobite army defeats government forces at the Battle of Falkirk Muir. Charles Edward Stuart, increasingly drunk since Derby, fails to take advantage. Amongst the casualties on the Government side is Sir Robert Munro.
17 January 1883: The author if "Whisky Galore", Compton Mackenzie, is born in Hartlepool in North-East England.
Home by John MacKay (15 June 2021).
Built for the new age, the house stood boldly upright on the edge of the ocean, nurturing and protecting the family within.
It had absorbed the tears and echoed the laughter. The sweeping saga of one family through a momentous century. Different
people, divergent lives and distinctive stories. Bound together by the place they called home. But one of them was missing,
lost to the world. An unknown grandchild, born to a son who’d gone off to war and never came back. Who is he? Where is he?
Will he ever come home?
Read our full review.
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