Scottish culture and S Guide - Resources and Review

Service funded by Scottish Arts Council to document and promote Scottish music. Focus is on contemporary classical music, but other types of music are represented.
Alphabetical listing of typical Scottish dishes including black bun, cloutie dumpling, drop scones, ginger wine, herring in oatmeal, Scotch broth, and hot toddy.
Online edition of The Scotsman newspaper.
Historical, geological, and cultural account of the small island in the Firth of Lorn, Argyll. Depicts the rise of the slate quarrying industry in the eighteenth century and the storm which led to its gradual decline in 1881. Also provides details of local businesses, a collection of pictures of and from the island, and information for tourists.
Collection of resources and links to information about the Gaelic languages and cultures.
Alphabetically arranged definitions of Celtic words, names, and phrases. Full explanations for entries are given where necessary, and alternative spellings for selected terms are provided.
A space intended to highlight the activities, interests and concerns of Scottish women in all walks of life.
Scottish clans, history, traditions and heraldry.
Looks at the history of the islands, clans, and emigration. Also presents case studies of individuals who have traced their roots to the Hebrides, together with visiting tips.
Offers a range of resources relating to Scottish tartans including tartan listings, a history and guide to Scottish tartan, clan histories, genealogical advice, and articles. Also includes information on kiltmaking and provides access to the International Tartan Index, through which searches can be conducted and new designs verified before submitting patent applications.
A monthly online journal publishing material relevant to Scotland such as maps of Scottish clans, information on historical and cultural issues, the Gaelic language, lighthouses, and fishing. RealAudio is necessary for some material, with options of Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese translation.
Highlights from the Scottish Herald newspaper. Includes headline stories, features, business and sport.
A news resource providing access to local newspaper headlines in Scotland. Areas covered include Ayrshire, Stirlingshire, Renfrewshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Perthshire and Dunbartonshire. Also features a classified section, news archive and a searchable business directory.
Offers a range of resources relating to Scottish tartans including listings by name and type, a history and guide to 'reading' tartan, an outline of the manufacturing process, and information on the different types available. Also features a database of all known tartans, searchable by name or by sept
surnames associated with a particular clan.
Millennium project to create a fully searchable resource base of Scottish material culture and human history. working with project partners such as museums, galleries, archives and universities to digitise selected parts of their collections.
Selection of articles from the magazine 'Tocher', available as English and Gaelic texts, or in audio format. Material dates from 1949 onwards and depicts all aspects of 20th century Scottish Ethnology including customs, culture, songs, and tales. Images are also available.
Collection of material relating to the Celtic people and culture. Provides access to an encyclopaedia of Celtic terms, manuscripts and texts, a book and music store, and information about the modern Celts, gods and myths, heroes and history, and artisans.
Information about the museum, opening hours, events and educational services. A particular speciality is the collection from the North East of Scotland.
Electronic magazine from and about the Highlands of Scotland. Information about history, culture, music and food.
Searchable database of sculpture works in Glasgow, together with details of their locations, execution dates, and the artists involved. Provides biographies of individual sculptors or designers and architects, foundries, and builders, as well as a list of acronyms and a glossary of terms used in the field.
Index to Scottish cultural resources taken from the soc.culture.scottish newsgroup. Topics include Celtic culture and language, Scottish music, literarture and poems, festivals, gaelic, food and drink, politics, tourism, and education.
Describes the architecture and history of Scottish libraries whose construction was funded by Andrew Carnegie. Outlines Carnegie's Scottish connections, looks at the design of 'The Carnegie Libraries' in America and Scotland, and offers a selection of photographs of library interiors, taken in 1907.
Details of news, events, publications, library materials, and office bearers of The Gaelic Society of Inverness. A detailed history of the society from 1871
1971 is also included. Additional information of interest is provided by links to relevant Gaelic material, and a short biography of Somhairle MacIllEain (Sorley Maclean), late bard of the society.
Provides a comprehensive guide to the history and linguistic characteristics involved when learning, speaking, or translating the Scots language. Contains texts including work by R L Stevenson and Robert Burns, a dictionary, and information on organisations concerned with the further study and promotion of Scots as a language.
Online version of Scotland's Statistical Accounts, covering the 1790s and 1834
1845. Based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, records cover a wide variety of topics including wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife, population, schools, and the moral health of the people. Also features contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe.
Travel and tourist information for the West Highlands of Scotland. Includes accommodation information for Shetland, Orkney, Caithness and Sutherland, the Western Isles, Ross and Cromarty, Skye, Niverness
shire, Speyside, Lochaber and Argyll, travel information, entertainment details, restaurant information, and information on music, ecology and arts and crafts.
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