Little Known Facts About Scottish Clans January 30, 2016 17:21

Over the centuries a great many myths surrounding Scottish clans have arisen, due in no small part to the "Romantic-Revival" of Scottish culture that began with the publication of James MacPherson's Ossian, less than two decades after the clans were defeated in the last Jacobite uprising in 1746. Although reduced to a mainly ceremonial status, Scottish nostalgia and sentiment for the clans fueled a continuing interest which had led to the development of many customs and traditions that have since become an integral part of our Scottish cultural heritage. Although it is often wrongly assumed that these customs developed naturally over the course of many centuries, many of them originated in the first decades of the 19th century while others first came to light during the Victorian era that followed shortly thereafter. Read more >>