Saturday, April 16, 2011

General Announcements and Stuff

Well, there have been several things I have wanted to post about within the past week, but I haven't felt like doing any writing, so I put it off. However, today I just want to write a little bit about several things that have been going on lately.

First off, today is the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. You can read my last year's posts on the history here and here. Think of some way to honor the Jacobites today. Tell me what you come up with. I'll be wearing my blue bonnet and my white cockade today for sure!

Next, For those of you who have followed my posting of the Wallace Safe Conduct Letter, or those of you who have followed it in Scottish news, I'm happy to say that it looks like they will be getting it back on loan for at least a time!!! I personally believe though, that, since they have found that it is actually the original document, eventually, the Scots will find a way to keep it in Scotland where it belongs. But this small victory is just a footstep to that. You can read about it on the Society of William Wallace website.

And also, I would like to give you a wee bit of a review on a fantastic movie! The other night I watched Stone of Destiny, which is a movie about the young people who stole the Stone of Destiny (the stone the Scots kings were crowned on) from Westminster Abbey where it still resided in the 1950s when the movie took place. It's a true story, and it was played wonderfully by real Scottish actors and a lot of it was filmed on location. There's some wonderful views of Arbroath Abbey in the end of the movie. I can't really describe how much I loved that movie. It was filled with a wonderful sense of Scottishness and it was very heartfelt and invigorating. It had a good sense of humor as well :) I know, for my part, a few tears were shed in the end. I think this is the best Scottish movie since Braveheart and I'm truthfully surprised it's not more widely known. See if you can find a copy of this movie to watch. Anyone who loves Scotland would love this movie!

Anyway, that was pretty much all I wanted to say for now, I don't know what I will write about next. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

Slainte, Hazel

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