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The Gay Gordons

By |2019-03-11T21:45:49+00:00March 11th, 2019|Dancing|

The background to the Gay Gordons Named after a famous Scottish army regiment (known as the Gordon Highlanders), the Gay Gordons is a very popular couples ceilidh dance.  Whilst the dance normally begins as a partner dance, it can be made progressive. It is danced in a big circle of couples. Traditionally the lady stands [...]

Scottish Rum

By |2019-02-08T09:22:05+00:00February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It isn't just Whisky and Gin lift Scottish Spirits but we have Scottish Rum too....   If you are looking for the beer and gin distilleries the check out this post   

#TartanFriday

By |2018-11-19T14:35:28+00:00November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is #TartanFriday ? #TartanFriday puts a different spin on the orgy of consumption. Sure, we love stuff too and we're fond of a bargain, however, we think it's all got out of hand. We've got too much stuff, we haven't got room to keep, we chuck it out and then buy more. Take a [...]

Epistle To Colonel De Peyster

By |2018-11-12T18:25:53+00:00November 12th, 2018|Epistle, None, Robert Burns Poems, Type, Year|

My honor'd Colonel, deep I feel Your interest in the Poet's weal; Ah! now sma'heart haeI to speel The steep Parnassus, Surrounded thus by bolus pill, And potion glasses. O what a canty world were it, Would pain and care and sickness spare it; And Fortune favour worthand merit As they deserve; And aye rowtho'roast-beef [...]

Craigieburn Wood

By |2018-11-12T18:27:54+00:00November 12th, 2018|1791, Poem, Robert Burns Poems, Type, Year|

"Sweet closes the ev'ning on Craigieburn Wood, And blythely awaukens the morrow; But the pride o' the springin the Craigieburn Wood Can yield to me nothing but sorrow. Chorus.-Beyond thee, dearie, beyond thee, dearie, And O to be lying beyond thee! O sweetly, soundly, weelmay he sleep That's laid in the bed beyond thee! I [...]

Ballads on Mr. Heron’s Election, 1795

By |2018-11-12T18:25:54+00:00November 12th, 2018|Robert Burns Poems, Song, Type|

"Fy, let us a'to Kirkcudbright, For there will be bickerin' there; For Murray's light horse are to muster, And O how the heroes will swear! And there will be Murray, Commander, And Gordon, the battle to win; Like brothers they'll stand by each other, Sae knit in alliance and kin. And there will be black-nebbitJohnie, [...]