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30 Jul 2021

Science behind the sword

Swords were an essential piece of kit for any Jacobite soldier, but what made them so deadly?

24 Jun 2021

Mary, Duchess of Montrose (1884–1957), née Douglas-Hamilton

Join Regional Curator Sarah Beattie for the final post in her series exploring the lives of the Hamilton family and the impact they had on the building, collections and interiors at Brodick Castle.

22 Jun 2021

The feast day of St Columba

Enjoy some images and sounds from Canna related to Cholm Cille (St Columba) to mark his 1,500th birthday in 2021.

11 Jun 2021

Bride, banns & braces – when two folklorists wed

Read a special personal account of the wedding of Canna’s John Lorne Campbell and Margaret Fay Shaw in June 1935.

7 Jun 2021

A taste of history at Gladstone’s Land

The Gladstone’s Land refurbishment has been inspired by hundreds of years of history.

19 May 2021

A virtual tour of Canna and Sanday

Thanks to incredibly detailed 3D mapping data captured by drones, you can now explore the islands of Canna and Sanday virtually.

14 May 2021

Tasting the ‘water of life’

To celebrate World Whisky Day on Saturday 15 May, we explore what early illicit whisky might have tasted like and look at some of the items associated with whisky in our collections.

6 May 2021

Culzean Castle before Robert Adam

Remains of the medieval castle at Culzean are recorded in a series of sketches and an estate map.

5 May 2021

William Douglas-Hamilton (1845–95), 12th Duke of Hamilton

In her penultimate blog of the series exploring the lives of the Hamilton family at Brodick Castle, Curator Sarah Beattie takes a look at William, 12th Duke of Hamilton.