Tintagel Castle bridge objections continue


27 VI 2017

In a comprehensive letter of objection to the proposed bridge at Tintagel Castle, currently under the stewardship of English Heritage, Cornish historian, archaeologist and author Craig Weatherhill, himself a retired Planning Officer, joins many others including 'Kernow Matters To Us' (KMTU) in condemning the proposal.

There has been widespread opposition to the multi million pound project which has been variously called the 'Disneyfication' and making a 'Cash Cow' of a much loved and ancient site situated on Cornwall's rugged north coast.

Marjorie, Countess of Carrick and mother of Scottish King Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce, King Robert I of Scotland, was born on July 11, 1274 at Turnberry Castle into the Scottish nobility. He claimed the Scottish throne in 1306 as the fourth great-grandson of David I of Scotland.  As king he lived to see Scotland as an Independent Nation and reigned as the King of Scots until his death in 1329. Along with William Wallace, Robert the Bruce became a symbol of Scottish resistance to English domination.

Commemorate The Cornish Patriots - Michael Joseph 'An Gof' & Thomas Flamank


LET THE CORNISH NEVER FORGET THEIR GREAT PATRIOTIC LEADERS - Michael Joseph 'An Gof' of St Keverne & Thomas Flamank of Bodmin who gave their lives for Kernow during the great Cornish patriotic uprising of 1497

Commemorations in St Kerverne & Bodmin during the evening of Tuesday 27th June, 2017 starting at 7pm (see links below):

Adding colour to Pictish carved stones

The Picts were a Celtic society of farmers and hunters and their beautiful artwork and carving can be found throughout the north and east of Scotland. As with the other Celtic peoples living along the Atlantic western coast of Europe, the evidence points to the Picts being direct descendants of the ancient people of pre-history from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age who have always lived there. The Picts, however, have remained something of a mystery.

Isle of Man: Isle of Architecture Celebrates with Concert in Peel Lifeboat House

As part of the closing events for the year long initiative Isle of Architecture, a special concert reflected a diverse use of a very special building in Peel.

Isle of Architecture is a celebration of the built environment, encouraging appreciation of the Island's rich, architectural heritage, as well as exploring the future of building on the Isle of Man itself.

Reflections of life in a Breton village post 1914

In an item on the Mannin Branch of the Celtic League facebook page Bernard Moffatt recounts a recent conversation he had with Allen Moore the League's Environment Officer about the book 'The Horse of Pride':

'Allan recalled a Breton book he had heard of at University and indeed he attended a talk given on it in French - no mean feat as a colleague sitting with him had to translate as the talk progressed.

Glasgow Paddle Steamer Waverley celebrates 70 years since maiden voyage

The Paddle Steamer Waverley is close to Glaswegian hearts. Built on the Clyde she first entered service in June 1947 and is now the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Waverley is named after Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott’s first novel. She is powered by a triple-expansion marine steam engine. PS Waverley sailed from Craigendoran on the Firth of Clyde to Arrochar on Loch Long until 1973 when she was sadly withdrawn from service being seen at the time as too costly to operate by the then owners and was in need of significant repairs.

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 gets underway

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 opened today (21st June) in Scotland's capital and the film God's Own Country features at the opening night gala. The festival ends on 2nd July. Established in 1947, it is the world's oldest continually running film festival and shows a range of feature-length films, documentaries, short films, animations and music videos. Information about this years event are on the festival website.

Celts celebrate summer solstice 2017

Today, Wednesday 21st June, celebrations are taking place in the Celtic nations to welcome the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and in the northern hemisphere it can fall on different dates from year to year between 20 and 22 June. In the southern hemisphere it is between December 20 and December 23. The winter solstice which is the shortest day of the year falls between 20 and 23 December in the north.  In the Celtic homelands in 2017, this will be on 21st December.

Isle of Man: Remembering Manx Commonwealth Games Gold Medal Cyclist Peter Buckley

With Cyclefest in the can and the British Cycling National Road Championships looming on the horizon, it's a fitting opportunity to remember the Island's first gold-winning Commonwealth Games medallist who set the pace in cycling during the 1960s, but died tragically in the midst of his ongoing success.

Peter Buckley was born in Peel to Joan (née Quayle) and Louis Buckley, a member of the Peveril Camp Guard, and although he later relocated to Oldham in Lancashire he always maintained he was proud to be a Manx man; returning regularly for training.


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