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Poetry in Motion: The Legacy of Robert Burns

On Monday 25th January, Scotland celebrated Burns Night. Haggis was cooked, Buckfast was poured and the ephemeral words of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, were recited. Each year, on the anniversary of his birth, the self-evident national bard is commemorated over tatties and neeps, paired with the reading of his iconic works. Having been […]

Film Reviews

Mary Queen of Scots

As discontent with Europe grows, the woman who rules over England sees her already waning authority threatened by her ferocious fellow ruler north of the border, who questions her claim to power. Alas, this is not a tale of the Scottish Government’s discontent with Brexit. This is Mary Queen of Scots, the story of the […]


This Week in History: 1 February 1587 Elizabeth I signs Mary Queen of Scots’ death warrant

On 1 February 1587, Queen Elizabeth I signed Queen Mary’s death warrant after months of delay. Mary was found guilty in a trial ending in October 1586 for her involvement in the Babington Plot to kill Queen Elizabeth. Due to both Parliamentary calls for Mary’s execution and personal fear regarding Mary’s potential to take the […]