Man, 59, Kayaking Around Scotland Suffers Medical Emergency
Nick Ray was cruising along in his kayak, about halfway through a one-year paddle around Scotland. Then something went terribly wrong. Ray reported a stroke-like incident that hospitalized him on the morning of March 9. Days later, the prognosis had changed to a possible palsy. Still, work remains ahead of the paddler if he seeks to get back in the boat.
A plausible explanation for the Loch Ness Monster
Have you heard of the Loch Ness monster? For centuries, people have been captivated by the story of a giant beast lurking beneath the surface of Scotland’s Loch Ness. The legend can be traced back as far as 1,500 years, when Irish missionary Saint Columba is said to have encountered a mysterious creature in the River Ness. Fast forward to the 1930s, and the first modern sighting of Nessie was reported in The Inverness Courier. The creature was described as being whale-like, with the water cascading and churning as it moved.
The Scotland Travel Guide
Ben Lomond Mountain PathPhoto byOur Big Escape Photos. The Budget Scotland Travel Guide includes important travel planning tips that will allow you to see and do more on your budget. Learn how you can benefit.
A lost and hidden ancient Scottish village "Skara Brae" is older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids
Skara Brae is a Neolithic settlement that is located on the largest island in Scotland's Orkney archipelago. The site was first discovered in 1850. An irregular knoll called Skara Brae was hit by a heavy storm which stripped it enough to expose the outline of a village consisting of several small houses without roofs.
Kim Kardashian's famous ancestor includes the first King of the Scots but has she been to Scotland?
Kim Kardashian in 2009Photo byCredit: David Shankbone; CC-BY-3.0 In 2019, the media reported that Kim Kardashian was descended from Scottish royalty. A Scottish journalist Craig Williams discovered that Kim's family was fond of Scottish names. Kim's niece, Penelope Disick was given the middle name "Scotland."
UK Supreme Court Rules Scotland Can’t Hold Another Independence Referendum Without Permission
Supreme Court of the United KingdomPhoto byChrisVTG Photography via Wikimedia Commons. The UK Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the Scottish Parliament is not allowed to hold a second independence referendum without permission from the government in Westminster. According to the President of the United Kingdom Supreme Court, Lord Reed, the Scottish Parliament simply does not have the power to be able to legislate for a referendum on independence as it effects the future of the United Kingdom as a whole, which solely lies within the purview of the government in Westminster. In taking this stance, Lord Reed rejected the claims of a right to self-determination under international law that were put forward by the Scottish National Party in the course of the court case.
A Week with Kids in Edinburgh, Scotland
Accommodations and some meals were gifted by Dalmahoy Country Club and Hotel. Tickets were gifted by Camera Obscura and Red Bus Bistro. All views are our own. Matthew 7:24-25: Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
The Loch Ness Monster, Nessie
Loch Ness MonsterPHOTOGRAPH BY STARABLAZKOVA, COURTESY WIKIMEDIA. THIS FILE IS LICENSED UNDER THE CREATIVE COMMONS AT. A large creature is rumored to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland. Loch Ness is the largest body of water in the UK, found southwest of Inverness.
Was Queen Elizabeth II the Longest Reigning Monarch?
Queen Elizabeth IIpassed awayon September 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96 when she died, and her late husband, Prince Philip, was 99 when he died a year earlier. They both lived for nearly a century, and Brits take the news of their Queen's death quite hard. Today, on September 9th, the Queen's coffin is travelling through Scotland, and many Scotts are paying tribute to their monarch.
Woman saves $8,000, adds hot tub and lounge area to her garden: "It was all me"
A woman decided it was high time to change her dull garden, and she had plenty of ideas on how to turn it into a relaxing space. Unfortunately, the quotes she got were just too expensive for what she had in mind, so she took matters into her own hands.