During my years as a writer I've researched many violent and unnerving stories from Scotland's turbulent history.
2022 marks the 300th anniversary of Flora MacDonald's birth. With it comes the opportunity to honour her life and bravery, in assisting Prince Charles Stuart.
During the lockdown of 2020 I wrote a series of articles, about the remote and unique island archipelago of St Kilda. Somehow the isolation of lockdown matched the mood of the islands.
During some research I had undertaken recently, I stumbled across a long forgotten article from an obscure regional newsheet, the (rather pointedly named) The Carlisle Patriot.
31st December 2020 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Prince Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart - better known to us as 'The Young Pretender' or 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'.
While recently researching some background information on the American legal system, for another story Iâm piecing together, I came across this despatchâ¦
The population of St Kilda, before the islandâs evacuation, survived mainly on seabirds and their eggs. Because fishing in the waters around the archipelagoâ¦
The island archipelago of St Kilda, sitting alone in the Atlantic some 40 miles west of North Uist, was once home to a small populationâ¦
The four-day inquest in the killing of Janet Smith recorded the following verdict. The Killing Of Janet Smith (Part Two)
This month marks the 96th anniversary of the killing of a young girl from Perth that sent shockwaves around the world. The death of Janet Smith was so notorious, so scandalous, and so controversialâ¦
Remarkably, given the extent of the involvement of Highland Scots in the history of Guyana, their role has been all but airbrushed from history. WARNING This story contains elements that some readers may find upsetting (explanations of torture and historical references)
Nestled on the gently sloping hillside above Bridge of Tilt in Highland Perthshire sits the neat and attractive Kilmaveonaig Episcopal Church.
This is the story of the rise and fall of one of Scotland's wealthiest slavetraders and the 'perpetual servant' who took on his master and, with him, the whole establishment.