Give Us a Tune “Bonnie Susie Cleland”

There lived a lady in Scotland, hey my love and ho my joy

There lived a lady in Scotland, wha dearly loes me       (loves)

There lived a lady in Scotland,

she’s fa’n in love wi an Englishman                             (fallen)

An bonnie Susie Cleland’s tae be burnt in Dundee.

The faither tae the dochter tam,

hey my love and ho my joy                                (father, daughter)

The faither tae the dochter tam, wha dearly loes me

The faither tae the dochter tam, ‘Will ye forsake yer Englishman?

Or bonnie Susie Cleland’s tae be burnt in Dundee.’ Continue reading

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9 lesser-known Scottish towns and villages that are worth a visit

Scotland destinations

We all know the big destinations in Scotland that pull the visitors – but what about the many gems that are often overlooked?

1. St Monans, Fife
Margaret Lumley recommended a trip to St Monans on in Fife. “I loved the village with its church, zig zag piers, salt pans, windmill and great takeaway fish and chips.”

See Full List at THE SCOTSMAN: 9 lesser-known Scottish towns and villages that are worth a visit

Celtic Connections fears for future of Scottish music being ‘shut out’ of Europe after Brexit

MUSICIANS could be ‘shut out’ of European culture in the wake of Brexit, the leader of one of Scotland’s biggest festivals fears.

Donald Shaw, the musician and creative producer of CelticConnections, the roots, folk and traditional music festival which opens in venues across Glasgow today, said he fears that Scottish musicians will find it much harder to play in Europe after the UK severs the cord with the EU. Continue reading

The Scottish islanders conned by a new life in New York

18th c  map New York province
18th c map New York province

Around 450 people from a Scottish island packed up their houses and sailed to New York province on the promise of a new lucrative life – but were to find themselves without homes or promised land after the shaky scheme to get them there went awry.

Dozens of families from Islay fell victim to the manoeuvres of the royal governors of New York who were accused of roguery, deception and heartlessness in their attempts to attract a new settlement of Protestants to the colony. Leading the bid to attract Ileachs to this new frontier was Lachlan Campbell, an army officer from the island who led a company of government soldiers during the 1745 rising.

Read more at: The Scottish islanders conned by a new life in New York – The Scotsman