Enduring Mystery of the Man Who Spoke His Mind

Enduring Mystery of the Man Who Spoke His Mind

January 15, 2024

The mystery surrounding the death of SNP member and environmental campaigner Willie McRae almost forty years after his death has an enduring focus. It even inspired a crime fiction novel some years ago by award winning Scottish writer Ian Rankin. McRae was a

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Morrison Contemporary Made Her Mark

Morrison Contemporary Made Her Mark

January 15, 2024

The great icon of Manx folklore Sophia Morrison is of course synonymous with the collection of folklore and dance and together with Mona Douglas ranks amongst the most immediately recognisable persons who were prominent in the movement in the early and (in Monas

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‘Nothing Gained Without Fanaticism’

‘Nothing Gained Without Fanaticism’

January 15, 2024

The great Scottish nationalist Wendy Wood once famously remarked that ‘Nothing in the world has ever been gained without fanaticism’ certainly she was no stranger to controversy. Wood was an unlikely convert to the fight for Home rule in Scotland having been born

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Illiam Dhone 2024

Illiam Dhone 2024

January 7, 2024

Report here from BBC (IOM) on the Illiam Dhone commemoration. One of the organisers Tom Callister is quoted: “Mr Callister said he had attended the annual service with his family since he was a child and it was “important to celebrate Illiam Dhone”,

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Bloavezh Mat!

Bloavezh Mat!

January 2, 2024

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Sign This Petition Against Bully Boy Tactics by Shipping Firm

Sign This Petition Against Bully Boy Tactics by Shipping Firm

January 2, 2024

Please add your voice to this petition against IOM Steam Packet tactics. The company issued dismissal notices to seafaring staff just before Xmas demanding they accept new terms on a ‘fire and rehire’ basis https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/stop-fire-and-rehire-at-steam-packet-1 Background here: https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/nautilus-calls-for-treasury-to-intervene-in-steam-packet-dispute/ Bernard MoffattAGS Celtic League (24th

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Manx Ship Ellan Vannin Lost in the Irish Sea December 3rd 1909

Manx Ship Ellan Vannin Lost in the Irish Sea December 3rd 1909

December 2, 2023

Just after 1am on 3rd December 1909 the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s vessel Ellan Vannin departed from Ramsey. The ship was under the command of Captain James Teare, a man with 18 years of experience with the company eventually reaching the

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Surprising Win For The Right In Holland

Surprising Win For The Right In Holland

December 2, 2023

A surprising win in the Dutch General election for the far right Freedom Party of Geert Wilders. It’s a trend across Europe of the right making gains by peddling a populist message and trading on people’s fears – real or imagined. National parties

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CARN 186 Autumn/Winter

CARN 186 Autumn/Winter

December 2, 2023

The Autumn/Winter issue of Carn (No 186) is with branches at present and being circulated to subscribers.. There are a number of in depth features in each of the National sections plus of course at least one article in each of the Celtic

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‘The Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go’

‘The Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go’

December 2, 2023

It’s Armistice day! I remarked yesterday in a post that my father and his brothers fought in the war plus other family members on my mothers side all were ‘lucky’ and came home: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.80637947…/5520834594631923/ I think of the great poet Sassoon: “I knew

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