Blog: No Ruined Stones

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!’,...

Edinburgh Castle in the snow

The ‘Beast from the East’ turned Edinburgh into a winter wonderland

It came, it saw, it conquered all but the bravest (or most foolish) of souls, but the ‘Beast from the...

Repentance Tower

Scotland’s Spookiest Castles!

A tumbling ruin in the empty hills, filled with dark nooks and echoes of fell deeds still murmuring in the...

Findlater Castle

The Top 10 Scottish Castles (You’ve Probably Never Heard of)

The sheer variety and almost overwhelming quantity of castles in Scotland makes any ‘Top 10 Castles’ list a work of...

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