Scotland

Fiery Cross

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Fiery cross, bidding stick, summoning stick, budstikke, stembod, and war arrow is a wooden object such as a club or baton carried by messengers in Northern Europe, Scotland, and Scandinavia to rally men for rebellion and defense. In places such as…
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Woad

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If you’ve ever seen the movie Braveheart, then you know it’s a historical fact that the Scots used to paint their faces electric blue to scare their enemies. Just kidding! Braveheart is riddled with numerous historical inaccuracies, but I don’t…
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Happy Tartan Day!

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  Dust off that tam, put on your kilt, and fill up your bagpipes because it’s Tartan Day! That’s right, an entire day dedicated to celebrating Scottish heritage. 6 April 1320 was the day the Declaration of Arbroath was signed….
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