Man: Government Urged to Follow Scots Example on Return of Artefacts

November 2, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League has urged the Isle of Man government to make a further approach to the United Kingdom about returning ‘The Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles’ to the Island. The Chronicles are currently

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The Most Significant Period in Our History – Hang on Something’s Missing

October 30, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Manx Museum and National Trust (aka Manx National Heritage) publicised the opening of a new ‘Kingdom of Man’ gallery at the House of Manannan in Peel. However it’s not what is on display that’s significant it’s what

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iScot: A ‘Most Impressive Publication’

September 13, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE I was contacted the week by a journalist, Paul Kelbie, seeking an update on our ‘Celtic Treasures’ campaign. The campaign which identified artefacts like the Lewis Chessmen, The Chronicles, The Gold Cape of Mold etc seeks to promote

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Wales:National Museum Queried On Artefacts Transfer policy

December 22, 2011

The General Secretary (GS) of the Celtic League has written to the Director General of the National Museum is Wales to ask what the Museum’s policy is on sending treasure to the British Museum in London. The GS expressed his concerns following the

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British Institutions Should be More Mature Over Restitution Issue

December 21, 2011

London based cultural institutions should be more mature in their attitudes to the restitution of artefacts from the Celtic countries. That is the view of the Celtic League commenting as the `Wallace Passport’ is returned to Scotland (see below). The William Wallace Letter

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Policy of Sending Celtic Treasures To British Museum Queried

December 13, 2011

The seemingly imperialistic practice of sending treasure found in Wales to England is alive and well as the discovery of a silver ring in the Caerffili area of south Wales recently showed. The treasure, about 2000 years old, was discovered by a man

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Wallace Letter to be Returned to Scotland

October 4, 2011

The Wallace letter is to be returned to Scotland on long term loan under an agreement brokered between the National Records of Scotland and its current holders the National archive. The `letter’ sometimes referred to as the William Wallace passport was a safe

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New Website Highlights Stolen Celtic Treasures

January 28, 2011

A single issue website has been launched to help focus attention on a long term campaign the Celtic League has been running and in response to a resolution passed at their annual general meeting (AGM) in 2010. The aim of the website –

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