Dunnotar Castle - Stonehaven, Scotland - William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence. Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months. By the close of the 14th century, Dunnottar was firmly under Scottish control, under the Clan Keith.
This fully revised & updated third edition of Scottish Genealogy is a comprehensive guide to tracing your family history in Scotland. This book is based on established genealogical practice & exploits the rich resources that Scotland has to offer. Addressing the questions of DNA, palaeography & the vexed issues of Clans, Families & tartans, and with a new chapter on Heraldry, this is a fascinating insight into discovering Scottish ancestors.
If you've got Scottish roots, or you're a self-proclaimed Scot-o-phile, then today's the day to celebrate! April 6 is the 15th-annual National Tartan Day, when the over 11 million people of Scottish and Irish heritage within the United States are celebrated for their contributions to the country. This date was chosen to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6 in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims.