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“I am a Scotsman !” Sean Connery…

Scotland will certainly mourn Sean Connery for a long long time because before being the very charismatic movie star we’re celebrating all over the world he was first of all a Scot and indeed, one of the most famous and dedicated defenders of the Scottish cause… some fans of the irresistible London agent 007 might […]

John Maclean Scottish Socialist featured on Russian Postage Stamp

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In my ongoing quest of postage stamps relating to Scotland, I stumbled upon this enigmatic russian stamp issued in 1979 to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of John Maclean, a Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary socialist of the Red Clydeside era.

I googled his name and discovered that he was born in […]

“Scotland can still emerge as the real winner”…

 

One week ago, on Wednesday 17 September, Scotland was about to live one of its greatest pages of history with most of the Scottish people feeling like on the eve of a battle. Indeed, the Scottish independence referendum WAS a battle, a peaceful battle but with big consequences, a battle between […]