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  • New images of 5,000-year-old Highland burial site

    09/27/2023 7:30:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 26, 2023 | Steven McKenzie
    Carn Glas, near Inverness, is thought to date to the Neolithic period and be about 5,000 years old.It is Scotland's longest chambered cairn, measuring 116m (380ft) in length.Bones were removed from the site on Essich Moor by antiquarians in 1918, according to Historic Environment Scotland (HES).The new photographs include images in false colours that clearly show the shape of Carn Glas...HES describes Carn Glas as having significant archaeological importance due to its potential for improving understanding of Neolithic rituals and funeral practices.It comprises three interlinked cairns.Other sites from the same period in history are close by, and include a stone...
  • Charismatic Prophetess Has Bizarre Loch Ness Monster “Prophecy” and Compares Patricia King to Jesus

    09/13/2023 9:16:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Disntr ^ | September 13, 2023
    In the ever-expanding realm of self-proclaimed Christian leaders, few figures are as bewildering as Katie Souza. Armed with dubious teachings that dance on the fringes of Christian orthodoxy, she recently added to her repertoire of controversy by prophesying about none other than the Loch Ness Monster. While the Bible instructs us to “test the spirits” (1 John 4:1) and to hold fast to sound doctrine (2 Timothy 4:3), Souza has ventured completely into sensationalism while diverting attention away from the true Gospel message. During her “prophetic message,” Souza claims that she was taken by God out into the ocean to...
  • Mysterious 'painted people' of Scotland are long gone, but their DNA lives on

    09/04/2023 11:34:37 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 27, 2023 | Kristina Killgrove
    The general lack of sources about the Picts and their way of life has led to numerous assumptions over the centuries. In the eighth century, during the early medieval period, for example, historians such as the Venerable Bede thought that the Picts emigrated from areas around the Aegean Sea or Eastern Europe and that they traced descent matrilineally, through the mother's side...In the newly published study, an international team of researchers extracted genetic information from eight human skeletons buried in two Pictish cemeteries — seven from Lundin Links and one from Balintore in modern-day Scotland...The team was able to extract...
  • I captured most exciting picture of Loch Ness Monster to date but kept it secret for years over fears of being ridiculed

    08/31/2023 1:52:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 31 Aug 2023 | Robin Perrie
    A HOLIDAYMAKER is said to have captured the most exciting pictures to date of a monster in Loch Ness. But Chie Kelly kept the remarkable images to herself for five years because she was too afraid of being ridiculed. I FOUND NESSIE! I captured most exciting picture of Loch Ness Monster to date but kept it secret for years over fears of being ridiculed A HOLIDAYMAKER is said to have captured the most exciting pictures to date of a monster in Loch Ness. But Chie Kelly kept the remarkable images to herself for five years because she was too afraid...
  • Alcohol Deaths Rise to Highest Level in 14 Years

    08/29/2023 5:21:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/29
    The number of people in Scotland whose death was caused by alcohol has risen again to the highest level in 14 years. The latest figures from National Records of Scotland (NRS) show 1,276 people died from conditions caused by alcohol in 2022. This was 31 (2%) more than the previous year, which was the highest number since 2008. Male deaths - which were unchanged at 836 - again accounted for about two thirds of alcohol-specific deaths.
  • Ness Monster to 'Inspire New Generation' of Enthusiasts

    08/26/2023 3:17:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Fox4 ^ | 8/26
    Mystery hunters converged on a Scottish lake on Saturday to look for signs of the mythical Loch Ness Monster. The Loch Ness Center said researchers would try to seek evidence of Nessie using thermal-imaging drones, infrared cameras and a hydrophone to detect underwater sounds in the lake’s murky waters. The two-day event is being billed as the biggest survey of the lake in 50 years, and includes volunteers scanning the water from boats and the lakeshore, with others around the world joining in with webcams. Alan McKenna of the Loch Ness Center said the aim was "to inspire a new...
  • The Biggest Loch Ness Monster Hunt Is Taking Place This Week

    08/24/2023 10:16:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | August 23, 2023 | Nisha Zahid
    Monster hunters have convened in the Scottish Highlands of the United Kingdom this weekend for a significant endeavor—the pursuit of the perpetually mysterious Loch Ness Monster. This marks the most extensive quest for the fabled creature in over half a century. Beneath the glistening surface of Loch Ness, there is said to reside Nessie, a mythical sea creature with a storied history of nearly 1,500 years. On the upcoming Saturday and Sunday (the 26th and 27th of August 2023), individuals passionate about monster investigations and those intrigued by Nessie’s legend are aiming to provide substantiation. The organizers, namely the Loch...
  • Man finds 8,000-year-old dolphin bones in back garden

    08/04/2023 10:51:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | unattributed
    ...The bottlenose dolphin is thought to have washed up on an ancient shoreline after the last Ice Age.Archaeologists have described the prehistoric discovery in Causewayhead, Stirling, as "the find of a lifetime".The father-of-four said he recognised the dolphin's skull by its long snout, rows of teeth and unmistakable shape.The bones were preserved in clay, around 80cm below the current ground level, for what is thought to have been up to 8,000 years.With them was a broken tool made from deer antler, which would have been used to carve the meat.It is thought the dolphin was made into a meal by...
  • 16 Million Trees Cut Down to Make Way for Wind Farms, Scottish National Party Reveals

    07/30/2023 9:37:41 PM PDT · by threefinger · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 24, 2023 | Craig Bannister
    16 Million Trees Cut Down to Make Way for Wind Farms, Scottish National Party RevealsNearly 16 million carbon-catching trees have been cut down in Scotland since 2000 – in order to erect carbon-saving wind turbines – the Scottish National Party (SNP) admitted last week. An estimated 15.7 million trees – or about 1,700 per day – have been cut down on public land managed by Forestry and Land Scotland, Scottish Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon revealed in a letter to Scottish Tory MSP (Member of Scottish Parliament) Liam Kerr, who called the news “astonishing.” Sacrificing trees to build wind farms...
  • Sexual predators who identify as ‘transgender’ are getting no jail time, even for horrific abuse

    07/20/2023 8:16:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/19/2023 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Some of you may recall the debate in Scotland over “self-identification,” a policy championed by Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon that likely ended her career. Critics of “self-ID,” which would permit people to change their gender simply by declaring that they were something other than their sex, pointed out that this policy had many horrific but predictable consequences, such as male criminals deciding to identify as female in order to get locked up with ladies. Sturgeon refused to budge and ended up resigning in large part due to the transgender issue. Another case has surfaced in Scotland that reveals,...
  • Holy Environy: Scotland Cuts Down Forest to Make Room for Windmills

    07/20/2023 7:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/20/2023 | Victoria Taft
    Where would you like to begin in counting all the environies in Scotland’s effort to destroy the environment in order to save it? Scotland has been busily erecting Stonehengian-like multi-story bird terminators — wind turbines — in deferential indulgence to the Green Gods. Now we learn that in addition to killing all manner of birds of prey living in the forests, the independent-minded Scots are killing forests to erect these largest of all virtue signals. The UK Daily Telegraph reports that nearly “16 million trees have been chopped down on publicly owned land in Scotland to make way for wind...
  • Leftist Scottish Govt Proposes Decriminalising Drugs Amid Overdose Crisis

    07/08/2023 8:12:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/08/2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    LONDON (AP) – The Scottish government has proposed decriminalising possession of all drugs for personal use to tackle one of Europe’s highest overdose death rates. The suggestion was almost instantly blocked by the Conservative UK government in London, which said it had “no plans” to soften drug laws. The semi-autonomous Edinburgh government, led by the pro-independence Scottish National Party, said Friday that removing criminal penalties for drug possession would “allow for the provision of safe, evidence-based harm reduction services.”
  • Irishman Reports First 2023 Sighting of Loch Ness Monster

    07/07/2023 1:33:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Eoin O’Faodhagain, from Co Donegal, was monitoring a webcam of the loch when he saw movement in the waterThe Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register hasn’t recorded a new entry since October 11, 2022 Jaw-dropping footage reveals “the first Nessie sighting of 2023” after a mysterious presence “too big” to be a fish was recorded in the water. Veteran Nessie hunter Eoin O’Faodhagain was monitoring a webcam of the loch when he spotted something that he “couldn’t believe”. In two clips captured roughly seven minutes apart, something stirs in the loch, seen first as a long, dark shape near...
  • UK islands could be about to defect to Norway after upcoming bombshell vote

    07/02/2023 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 23 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 7/2/2023 | Lizzie McAllister
    A group of UK islands could become a territory of Norway under dramatic new proposals. Orkney, off the northeast coast of Scotland, has a population of less than 23,000 people spread across its 20 inhabited islands and makes up one of the country's 32 council areas. But next week a motion will go before the council, exploring "alternative forms of governance" including changing the archipelago's status within the UK or becoming a self-governing territory of the Scandinavian nation. "We are looking for the very best position for future generations and our place in the world," council leader James Stockan told...
  • Scholar Stumbles Upon 15th Century Stand-Up Comedy Manuscripts

    06/23/2023 3:29:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The World ^ | Jun. 20, 2023 | Carol Hills
    A Cambridge University scholar was examining medieval manuscripts in the hushed rooms of the National Library of Scotland when he found himself laughing out loud. What he'd found were some jokes written down in the 15th century by a priest and scribe who had heard them during a live performance. Host Marco Werman speaks with James Wade, the scholar who discovered them, who is a medieval literature professor at Girton College at the University of Cambridge in England.
  • Scientists discover why Scottish woman feels no pain or fear

    06/01/2023 11:26:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | May 24, 2023, 12:49 AM | Soraya Ebrahimi
    Findings offer important implications for areas of research such as healing wounds and depression Jo Cameron, 75, made headlines in 2019 when scientists announced that mutations in a previously unknown gene made her feel no pain, stress or fear. PA Soraya Ebrahimi author image May 23, 2023 Experts from University College London have discovered a rare genetic mutation that has allowed a woman to live her life almost pain-free and never feeling anxious or afraid. Scientists have found that mutations in the Faah-Out gene work at the molecular level enabling Jo Cameron, from Scotland, to not experience pain. The same...
  • Church of Scotland Has Lost Over Half Its Membership Since 2000 - Report

    05/25/2023 7:25:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 5/24/23 | Michael Gryboski
    (CP) The Church of Scotland has lost more than half of its members since the year 2000, with the average age of worship attendees being 62, according to a General Assembly report. The Assembly Trustees' report for the Church's General Assembly taking place in Edinburgh analyzed statistical information about the denomination. According to the report, the membership of the Church in 2021 was 283,600, which represented a 4.6% decline compared to 2020, and well below the 1.3 million reported in the 1950s. The report explained that the 2021 membership numbers represented 46.6% of what was reported in 2000, while the...
  • Dozens of giant turbines at Scots windfarms powered by diesel generators

    05/22/2023 5:37:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Sunday Mail ^ | 5 FEB 2023 | John Ferguson
    Scottish Power admitted 71 of its windmills were hooked up to the fossil fuel supply after a fault developed with their power supply. Dozens of giant turbines on Scotland’s windfarms have been powered by diesel generators, the Sunday Mail can reveal. Scottish Power admitted 71 of its windmills were hooked up to the fossil fuel supply after a fault developed on the grid. The firm said it was forced to act in order to keep the turbines warm during very cold weather in December. But a whistleblower has told the Sunday Mail the incident is among a number of environmental...
  • Navy Research Vessel R/V Petrel Righted and Refloated

    05/05/2023 6:41:28 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    USNI ^ | 4 May 2023 | Sam Lagrone
    The U.S. Navy research vessel that tipped over in a Scotland drydock, injuring 35, has been righted and refloated this week, according to local press reports. Posts on social media show the drydock at Imperial Dock begin to flood on Sunday and R/V Petrel being positioned by tugs on Tuesday. The 3,710-ton Petrel violently tipped over in a drydock in Edinburgh on March 22 while under repair after being laid up since 2020. The ship was left at a 45-degree angle in the drydock. Local health officials said 23 were treated at a local hospital and 12 on the scene,...
  • Former Tory MP Ross Thomson Welcomes Donald Trump to Scotland

    05/01/2023 1:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Former Tory MP Ross Thomson welcomes Donald Trump to Scotland 3 hrs ago DONALD TRUMP ROSS THOMSON SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVES POLITICS ABERDEEN SCOTLAND By Ross Hunter @_Ross_Hunter Multimedia Journalist Share 4 Comments Former Tory MP Ross Thomson (left) has welcomed Donald Trump back to Scotland (Image: UK Parliament/Trump International, Scotland) Former Tory MP Ross Thomson (left) has welcomed Donald Trump back to Scotland (Image: UK Parliament/Trump International, Scotland) A FORMER Tory MP has welcomed Donald Trump to Scotland and thanked him for signing his “Make America Great Again” hat. Ross Thomson, who served as the Conservative MP for Aberdeen South between...