Friday, January 26, 2007

Scott tartans - information sources

According to Edinburgh University Library, "A great handicap that exists for researchers in this field is that - believe it or not - there is no statutory or official register of tartans in Scotland, nor formal agency available to help."

However, the library website does go on to list some very useful sources of information, including:

The Scottish Tartans Authority; and, the Tartan Finder.

[Much more of general interest to be found at: KnowledgeBase]

P.S. Don't miss the Free Kilts & Tartan e-book available from this site:

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Scott family Webring

It's been a while since I looked at this - but I'm pleased to read that:

'This ring [aims] to bring together all the people who are looking for other people with the surname of SCOTT. And for those looking for ancestors with the surname of SCOTT. "


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Scott's final letter: despair and hope in face of death

Captain Scott’s final words, written as he lay dying in the Antarctic wilderness, will go on public display for the first time this month. Article in Times Online at:,,2-2541270,00.html?CMP=KNC-LBN&HBX_PK=captain+scott&HBX_OU=50

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Scott Tartans

For the New Year ... a link you may all like to follow: