Month: October 2023

  • The Unicorn

    The Unicorn

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Several countries around the world have mythical creatures as their chosen national animal, but as far as I’m aware only Scotland has the Unicorn. Obviously, Scotland did not invent Unicorns (there are references to them in the Bible after all) but we adopted them around the 15th century. Around this time…

  • TSS Cameronia II (AKA Empire Clyde)

    TSS Cameronia II (AKA Empire Clyde)

    Reading Time: 4 minutes While doing research about my Grandad I found myself falling down an intriguing rabbit hole about the TSS Cameronia which I think is an interesting glimpse into a very specific slice of life in Scotland during a narrow period of time. The TSS stands for Turbine Steam Ship, just in case…

  • Scotland – Past to Future

    Scotland – Past to Future

    Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve been playing around with this log off and on for the last day or two. The original idea in my head was a stylized outline of Scotland giving it a modern feel. I don’t claim that this concept is particularly original in and of itself, I’ve seen similar ideas executed…