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1797: The Last Invasion of Britain

1797: The Last Invasion of Britain

azing out across the calm Irish Sea from this stunning Celtic coastline, it’s difficult to imagine a French invasion force landing here, with plans to incite a British revolution. Thirty metres below me, the waves lap gently against the rocky shoreline, a light, salty...
Comrie: Birthplace of Modern Seismology

Comrie: Birthplace of Modern Seismology

didn’t matter how hard I tried, nothing moved. I stamped my feet. Nothing. I jumped. Nothing. Thinking I needed more weight, I picked up my heavy rucksack and jumped again. Still nothing. I peered through the glass, my nose squashed flat against it so my eyeballs were...
The History of Christmas Window Displays

The History of Christmas Window Displays

you love trimming up for Christmas, or is putting up the tree and tinsel one chore too many? Whichever camp you fall into, consider the department store window dressers who have acres of space to fill with festive frills and finery. One of the UK’s most famous...
Father of the Co-operative Movement

Father of the Co-operative Movement

wo hundred and fifty years ago, one of the UK’s most enlightened and pioneering social reformers was born. The changes he implemented in his mills grew into a movement that many of us see on our high streets today.Robert Owen was born into humble beginnings on 14th...