Ancient Scottish tradition of Burning of the Clavie celebrated in Burghead

Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom. It is held on 11th January, which is the old Scottish New Year (Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. The event is still observed at Burghead (Scottish Gaelic: Am Broch), a fishing village on the Moray Firth (An Cuan Moireach). The clavie is a half-cask filled with wood shavings and tar, which is then  set alight. The flaming clavie is carried through the village and finally to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, called the Doorie.

Moon is coming on a visit to Scotland and Wales

Museum of the  Moon is a seven-metre circumference art installation. Created by artist Luke Jerram, an installation artist, who creates sculptures, large installations and live arts projects, the moon is a stunning 1:500,000 scale replica. NASA provided the high resolution images for the sphere.

Irish language national school Gaelscoil Mhic Ahmlaigh moves to new larger premises in Galway

Gaelscoil Mhic Ahmlaigh was established in 1993 with just 20 pupils. Since then the Irish language school has continued to grow. Their increased numbers had to be catered for by the building of  additional Portacabins. Now the pupils have moved to new premises on the west side of the city of Galway (Irish: Gaillimh). The building on Millars Lane in Knocknacarra now has 24 classrooms, offices, support rooms and sports facilities and can accommodate 720 pupils.

Welsh flag flies proudly once more at Neath Castle

Neath Castle (Castell Nedd)  is located in the town centre of Neath, Wales ( Castell-nedd, Cymru). It stands in a strategic place that guards an important river crossing. The site is that of a twelfth century Norman castle that possibly replaced an earlier fortification. The castle was persistently attacked by the Welsh and after being burnt by the great Welsh prince Llewellyn ap Iorwerth it was rebuilt in stone. It was sacked again in the fifteenth century and the gatehouse seen today was built. Sections of the curtain wall also remain.

Name plaque from century old Orkney naval tragedy that was found in cormorant nest

South Ronaldsay is one of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. On January 12 1918 during awful weather conditions and a snowstorm, HMS Opal and Narborough ran aground off South Ronaldsay. Just one man survived and 188 sailors lost their lives in the tragedy. Some of the Opal’s crew were washed overboard, others were trapped in cabins and compartments unable to escape before the ship broke in two. The survivor, Gunner AB William Sissons, was from that ship. He managed to swim ashore and tried to scale the cliff and reach safety, but was to exhausted.

Hard Hitting and Truthful Letter Sent to Sarah Newton MP Concerning NHS in Kernow

Anger continues to grow in our beloved homeland at so many things and more and more patriots are speaking out despite legal threats.

We have been copied in on an open and hard hitting but truthful letter sent by our very close friends to Sarah Newton MP regarding OUR NHS:


"Cornishness is for life, not just for St Piran's Day and 80 minutes at Twickenham!"

Dear Mrs Newton

The following headline has attracted our attention:

Ancient carved stones re-discovered in the Scottish village of Inchinnan

Inchinnan (Scottish Gaelic: Innis Fhionghain) is a village in Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù), in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. It is an area steeped in history and the name of the village is derived from a combination of the Gaelic word 'Innis', which an island or low-lying land near a river and the name of the 9th century Saint Inan.

Illiam Dhone Commemoration 2018 - Mannin (Isle of Man)

Illiam Dhone (14 April 1608 - 02 January 1663) also known as William Christian was a Manx politician and patriot. For his part in the Manx rising of 1651 he was executed by firing squad at Hango Hill in the Isle of Man on 2nd January 1663. Every year there is a commemoration held at Hango Hill, which is an ancient place of execution and is also possibly a prehistoric burial site with an artificial mound. Its name comes from the Norse 'Hanga-Haugr' meaning Gallows Hill.

No - the Cornish language is NOT dead!

"The Cornish Language is Dead" is something anti-Cornish bigots often say. Instead there is a growing group of speakers, so why does this lie get repeated? In part it is due to what we call "Twistory" or the way the English Authorities twist our history to erase our unique language and culture. 

Three times the English Authorities have raided and burned our archives, destroying our Cornish voice, and yet we are still here. They tried to wipe out the Cornish language, and yet it survives. One myth that has caused confusion is that of Dolly Pentreath. 

British clandestine security service MI5 planned terrorist assassination plot on Irish political leader

The "thirty-year rule" is the informal name given to laws in the Republic of Ireland, that under the 1986 National Archives Act, allows certain government documents to be released to the public each December, thirty years after they were created. The latest release of Irish State Papers relate to 1987. Included in the papers is further information on the murky involvement of British security agencies in Irish politics. Part of which includes their close relationship with the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), which is an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in the north-east of Ireland.


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