Blog: No Ruined Stones

Writers Museum

The Story of Edinburgh in Three Museums

Edinburgh is more than a city. It is civilisation – both beautiful and brutal – writ in stone. With over...

Midhope

The Outlander Effect in Scotland: Journeys with the Scots Magazine

Stories have inspired people to search for the truths behind them ever since the first ones were told. Stories can...

Declaration of Arbroath Monument

The Real Outlaw King: Robert Bruce’s Story in Six Scottish Locations

The story of Robert Bruce is riddled with complexities. Anyone searching for a simplistic figure, whether they want him to...

Bruce axe

The Battle of Bannockburn: Part 1 of 3 – To Fell a Titan

    The destrier, bred for battle, thundered across the ford with the stab of a spur. A missile made...

Kelpies

Historic Falkirk: Castles, Romans, Railways and…a Pineapple?

I take particular delight in sharing the historic wonders of places that usually, and often unjustifiably, fly well under the...

Scott Monument carving Edinburgh

Lord of the Monuments: The Two Towers (of Edinburgh)

Edinburgh is a city of ceaseless discovery. If one thing unites the locals (aside from the usually friendly rivalry with...

Dirleton

East Lothian – A History Hunter’s Heaven

You never know when the mood to go history hunting will strike. In these tentative days of mid-Spring, when the...

Fort George lets go

Two Days of Non-Stop History with #ScotsMagOutlander!

The world’s eye has always flickered curiously in Scotland’s direction. The Romans famously coveted yet failed to tame it; Victorians...

...and me doing my best Black Douglas impression!

James ‘the Black’ Douglas: The Most Feared Knight in Scottish History

In my humble and entirely professional opinion, James Douglas could beat William Wallace in a fight. Before you scream ‘heresy!’,...

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