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1000 pay tribute at Quintinshill rail crash memorial

Monday, May 25th, 2015

ABOUT 1,000 people, including descendants of those who died, attended a service to commemorate Britain’s worst rail disaster. for more click here

Pirate Capt Kidd’s ‘treasure’ found in Madagascar

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Archaeologists in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd. for more click here

Participation In Gretna Centenary Commemorations 21-23 May 2015

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The Royal Scots Regimental Family
Participation in Gretna Centenary Commemorations 21-23 May 2015. for more click here

How we are still living in ancient tribes in 2015

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

People in Britain are still living in the same ‘clans’ as in the 6th century, a study has revealed.

Caucasian Britons can be separated into 17 distinct genetic groups, according to research looking at those whose grandparents had all been born near each other and were white European in origin. for more click here

South Leith Open days-All welcome

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Edinburgh Doors Open Day – On Saturday, 27th and Sunday 28th September a number of buildings will be open to the public throughout the City of Edinburgh including our very own South Leith Parish Church. The Church will be taking part in Doors Open Day on Saturday 27th from 12 noon to 4 pm and on Sunday 28th from 10.30 am to 4 pm.

Are these YOUR ancestors? Faces of medieval Scots digitally reconstructed after their skulls were unearthed in a cemetery

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

They died of infectious diseases and childbirth in medieval Edinburgh, some 600 years ago.

But now some of the skeletons of almost 400 men, women and children, whose remains were unearthed in a cemetery five years ago, have been brought back to life thanks to digital faces created by forensic artists. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘An Account of the Horrid and Barbarous Murder of Helen M’Dougal’

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Wife of the Miscreant BURKE, who was Strangled to Death by a number of Women at Deanstone Mills about a mile from Doun near Perth. for more click here

Broadside concerning the execution of William Burke

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

An account of the Last Moments and Execution of William Burke, at Edinburgh, for the west Port Murders. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Execution’

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

A Full, Authentic, and Particular Account of the Execution of PETER HAEMAN and FRANCOIS GAUTIEZ, who were Hanged, within Flood-mark, at Leith, on Wednesday the 9th January, 1822, for the Piratical seizure of the Schooner Jane of Gibraltar, on her voyage to the Brazils, and for the Barbarous Murder of Thomas Johnston, master, and James Paterson, seaman, whose bodies were afterwards delivered at Edinburgh to be Dissected ; together with their behaviour from the Jail to, and at, the place of Execution. for more click here

A walk to Edinburgh Castle from the mound,Edinburgh, Part 1

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

A walk to Edinburgh Castle from the mound,Edinburgh, Part 1 (video)

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