On March 17th, 2018, Alex and I were taken on a tour of Glasgow's City Necropolis by Tam McCann of the Parkhead History Group and Peter Mortimer of the Bridgeton History Group. It's well worth a wander round but if you're able to get in on a tour, it's well worth it. Anabel at the … Continue reading Glasgow’s Cathedral & City Necropolis
A Tour of its History and a History of the Merchants. by Thomas McCann. Necropolis Greek Map According to the original plan the grounds are divided into a variety of compartments and are distinguished by the letters of the Greek alphabet. The word Necropolis literally means The City Of The Dead. The … Continue reading Glasgow’s City Necropolis
Janefield Cemetery A Heritage Walk of Janefield Cemetery by Thomas McCann Janefield's History Eastern Necropolis In 1758 Robert McNair bought the lands of Little Hill of Tollcross from Patrick Tod for £100, reputedly paying the transaction in cash, with notes kept in an old satchel. McNair was a successful grocer in 18th century Glasgow. … Continue reading Glasgow’s Eastern Necropolis
VERY soon after Morton had demitted the regency, he partly recovered his power, and this he continued for some time to exercise. They young king remained in Stirling Castle, under considerable restraint. With a view to acquire some control over him, as the only means of resisting the English or Protestant interest, his mother and … Continue reading Reign of James the Sixth, 1578-1585, pp.81-98.
THE Earl of Morton had no sooner assumed the reins of government, than his vigorous talents began to be felt. The chief strength of Mary's friends was in Edinburgh Castle, held for her by Kirkaldy of Grange. All the means at the Regent's command proving insufficient to reduce this fortress, he obtained from England an … Continue reading Regency of Morton, 1572-1578, pp.56-80.
This is from an anonymous enquirer on an online question and answer site Quora. The moment I saw it I knew which quotes I wanted to seek out from the library. I've answered based on the assumption they mean Scots and not Gaelic, really John F Campbell covers that a wee bit too anyway. Is … Continue reading Is Scottish a Fake Language?
I've been recovering from a minor medical procedure this week. Though I've made a start on the next chapter of James VI., it seemed like the break was a good opportunity to introduce Mr Tam McCann of the Parkhead History Group. He sent me a couple of articles he's written about both the Eastern (Janefield) … Continue reading Updates