J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels have been translated into dozens of different languages, allowing for fans of witchcraft and wizardry from across the globe to get in on the magical adventure. But there is perhaps no translation quite as fascinating as the latest addition: Scots.
Time-traveling kilt romance series Outlander came back for a solid season three premiere last night, tying up loose ends at the Battle of Culloden and featuring some major character deaths. But it seems as though Starz’s contender for nabbing Game of Thrones’ audience suffers from the same pacing issues that plagued…
In what archaeologists are calling the “find of a lifetime,” a horde of Late Bronze Age weapons has been discovered at a Scottish construction site. Among the items found is a gold-decorated spearhead, and a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition.
Stormy weather caused the Transocean Winner, a 17,000 ton oil rig, to break free of the tug line that was pulling it out to sea. A few hours later, it ran aground on a Scottish beach.
Congratulations, kilt-wearers, and descendants of William Wallace! Your country’s seas are about to become the proud guardians of the world’s largest floating wind farm.
A team of researchers has happened upon several hundred footprints left by Middle Jurassic dinosaurs at a coastal lagoon in Scotland.
The controlled demolition of old buildings is always a fun thing to watch, especially when demolition experts do extremely accurate math in order to bring down huge structures. Just like in the case of the coal-fired Cockenzie power station in East Lothian, Scotland.
Fingal's Cave is on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in Scotland's Inner Hebrides. Its unique beauty is the result of Paleocene lava flow, and the cave inspired, among others, Felix Mendelssohn, Jules Verne, John Keats, August Strindberg, and Pink Floyd.
A man who once rented boats on Loch Ness has come forward, claiming that "flesh and black skin an inch thick" was found clinging to one of his vessels after a tragic collision with an unknown object. Alas, there's no proof, since the incident happened nearly 40 years ago.
Today is Mel Gibson's 59th birthday! Happy Birthday Mel. 2014 was also the year that Scotland decided it didn't want FREEDOM after all. As such, Braveheart, directed by and starring Gibson, is quite clearly the ideal film to be watching tonight.
What's the Loch Ness Monster been up to lately? Being mistaken for "fallen trees and branches from a woodland," apparently. Hang in there, Nessie. You've fooled 'em this long — don't give up the game yet!
There have probably been mountain bike rides that have been more intense than Danny Macaskill's tour through the Isle of Skye in Scotland and perhaps there have been a few rides slightly more beautiful of his ride on the Cuillin Ridgeline but I can't imagine any feeling more epic than this. It is stunning.
This is a fascinating conversation between Scottish SF author Ken MacLeod (Intrusion, The Execution Channel) and British historian Francis Spufford, which took place just a couple of weeks before last night's historic vote on Scottish independence.
As Scottish voters head to the polls in its historic referendum, the European Free Alliance has put together this map showing what would happen if every single separatist movement managed to break free.
As the UK and Scotland prepare for the results of the Scottish independence referendum, there is one question on all our minds: HOW DOES THE REFERENDUM AFFECT OUTLANDER?
The UK may have a spaceport within four years—and it will likely be in the northern reaches of Scotland.
Among connoisseurs, scotch whisky is heralded as a complex delicacy. Listen in on a tasting: You'll swear they're describing an entire dinner entree, not a sip of booze. But scotch distillers need only three ingredients—and a barrel-full of technique—to make that magical elixir, as I learned while touring the…
Now here's a room with many views. At Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, you might come across this mirrored lookout blending into the landscape. The walls of mirrors are both framing device and invisibility cloak, reflecting an utterly unique view of the surrounding loch and trees.