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The 19th Century magazine that made its mark on history

March 31 2017

If you were shocked by recent newspaper headlines like “Never Mind Brexit – Who Won Legs-It” and “Your Money or Your Lives”, then imagine how prim and proper Victorian readers must have reacted to seeing prominent public figures openly lampooned and satirised in Blackwood’s Magazine.

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Hydro power’s remarkable story told at new Pitlochry Dam visitor centre

January 21 2017

Today, it’s all too easy to take electricity for granted. For example, how often do we stop to think that without electricity we would be plunged into a world of darkness? And yet for those living in 1940s Highland Perthshire this was the grim reality – only one in six farms and one in 200 crofts had electricity.

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New book explores the Scots who left a stain on American history

December 31 2016

As a journalist, Iain Lundy wrote many historical stories, often on anniversaries, and it was always his contention that people in Scotland knew a lot about the rest of the world but not much about their homeland. And it was this that sparked him to write his first book Between Daylight and Hell: Scots Who Left a Stain on American History.

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Celebration of a true visionary

July 23 2016

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter, Caroline Lindsay reflects on the enduring popularity of a woman who was so much more than just a children’s author

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