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In 1613 the cleric George Gillespie was born. A leader of the Church of Scotland, Gillespie negotiated with the Church of England for the freedom of the Scottish Church to diverge from Anglican doctrine and worship. Gillespie died in December 1648.

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Scottish Thistle

Scottish Highlands

Scottish highlands

Winding Rocks in The Scottish Highlands

Loch Shin, Scottish Highlands

Scottish Borders near Dryburgh

Ben Nevis, Scottish Highlands

Glencoe, Scottish highlands

Victorian pillar box. Iona, Scottish Island

Scottish Thistle near Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Do you know this man? Born in Scotland, he may be the most famous tea figure ever? Stop for a minute and think. You have had his tea. Give up? It is Sir Thomas Lipton, born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1848.

The best Scottish photograph of 2014 - crescent moon over the Edinburgh skyline.

Great shot of Kilmartin Glen, a place steeped in Scottish #history!

Tartan DayIf you've got Scottish roots, or you're a self-proclaimed Scot-o-phile, then today's the day to celebrate! April 6 is National Tartan Day, when the over 11 million people of Scottish 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.

The Scottish Crown Jewels

LYBSTER Lighthouse on the east coast of the Scottish Highlands

Ardverikie House across Loch Laggan in the Scottish Highlands

Scottish Woman

Scottish traffic jam...