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The Wallace Monument

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The Wallace Monument
Designed by Scottish architect J.T. Rochead in 1859, The National Wallace Monument stands 220 feet above Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland. The inspiration for the Monument was based on one of Scotland's most famous sons, William Wallace.

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A Bit About Samhain – The Original Halloween

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A Bit About Samhain – The Original Halloween
Samhain is a Celtic festival dating back over a thousand years ago in 9th century literature from Ireland, depicted as a gatherings and feasts held to close out the harvest season and to mark the beginning of winter. From this festival we derive the origins of all things Halloween - costumes, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving. Read on to find out why!

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A bit about Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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A bit about Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colorist and artist. He had a unique artistic approach and is widely recognized as the greatest Scottish architect and designer of the 20th century.

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Celtic Birthstone Chart and Birthstone Meanings

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Celtic Birthstone Chart and Birthstone Meanings

Birthstones aren't just symbolic for the month someone was born; there's numerous meanings to each one. Birthstones are used to celebrate anniversaries as well as to serve as symbolism for a variety of different interpretations. You can shop our birthstone collection keeping in mind that the stone isn't simply for birth!

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A Bit About the Bagpipes

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A Bit About the Bagpipes

I would assume most people when they here the word "bagpipes" would think of Scotland or Ireland and rightfully so. For hundreds of years, bagpipes have been associated with each country but they didn't originate in either country. Bagpipes appear throughout history in many places around the world in a number of different variations in structure. Their origin is one of speculation, some citing its usage dating back to 1000 BC as their appearance is thought to be reflected on a sculpture found on a Hittite slab at Euyuk in Anatolia while others assert a Roman origin. There is however...

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