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How do you say hello, good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good bye, good day, and good night in Scots and Scots Gaelic?

The 2013 version of Mary Queen of Scots has Mary riding, striding and even playing badminton in thigh high boots. For once I think the boots might be the mostly historically accurate detail….

A view of the Scottish country taken from across Scotland. The sunsets are enhanced by digital editing. Many of the photo’s were taken by friends. Accompanied by the music of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. The Green Hills of Tyrol. Music available @ itunes. I hope you enjoy viewing. “A Scottish soldier” is a Scottish folk song. The lyrics were written by Andy Stewart. The song is about a dying Scottish soldier, wishing to return to the hills of his homeland rather than die in Tyrol. The tune, “The Green Hills of Tyrol”, is a well-known melody in the Scottish bagpipe tradition and was transcribed by John MacLeod during the Crimean War from “La Tua Danza Sì Leggiera,” a chorus part in the third act of Gioachino Rossini’s 1829 opera Guglielmo Tell (William Tell). Rossini adapted that tune from Alpine folk music.

The cor anglais just sets the a chill within the mood doesn’t it? Dougie Maclean – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Jennifer Biber — Cor Anglais Graham Mulholland –…

BBC4 – 5 September 2009 The Scots have a reputation as brave, ferocious warriors. Despite a troubled history with England, history shows that more of Scotland’s young men sign up to fight for the crown than anywhere else in Britain. Rory Bremner, whose own father and great grandfather were distinguished Scottish soldiers, sets out to discover why rebel clansmen became loyal servants of the military establishment. His story takes him to Culloden, Crimea and northern France. As the sound of the pipes floats over Scottish military camps in Afghanistan he asks if, after 250 years, the Scottish soldier’s loyalty to Queen and country is running out?

why are the welsh not very well known throught the world unlike the scots,
you always hear about scots history, scots in films , scots inventions , scots warriors etc but never welsh.I have scots and welsh heritage but I am more proud of my scots heritage as it seems the scots have had much more of an impact on the world unlike the welsh.Does anyone have similer feelings or am i wrong?
barkley hound, the beatles ARE NOT WELSH they are from liverpool and of irish descent.

Michelle Gomez and Rebecca Front.

I had a really tough time finding this song online, so I thought I’d upload it with some pictures of the woman who it’s written about. Read on for a short biography (not written by me): Mary, queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations – Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies. Yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland. Her second marriage was unpopular and ended in murder and scandal; her third was even less popular and ended in forced abdication in favor of her infant son. She fled to England in 1568, hoping for the help of her cousin, Elizabeth I. Her presence was dangerous for the English queen, who feared Catholic plotting on Mary’s behalf. The two queens never met and Mary remained imprisoned for the next nineteen years. She was executed in 1587, only forty-four years old. By orders of the English government, all of her possessions were burned. In 1603, upon Elizabeth’s death, Mary’s son became king of England as James I. PS. Mary actually did wear a red dress at her execution to symbolize her martyrdom.

Mary Queen of Scots
Image taken on 2009-04-29 20:35:27.

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In My End Is My Beginning is the story of Mary Queen of Scots (1542-87), the tragic heroine par excellence. Queen of an unfamiliar and troubled nation when she was a week old, it was her misfortune to be a pawn in the game of international politics throughout her life. Even in the brief period from 1561 to 1567 when she was ruler of Scotland in fact as well as in name, she was beset with problems that would have defeated a much stronger, more experienced monarch. A … More >>

Mary Queen of Scots: In My End is My Beginning

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