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Tag Archives: LGBT History

A Queer year in the Highlands

highlands

  2015 has been an excellent year in the Highlands, with the main community group achieving great things and with various other cultural initiatives taking place. The vast area, dispersed population and poor transport links have not inhibited us but, on the contrary, have inspired groups and individuals to look at different ways of working. The Highland LGBT Forum has ...

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The Sad End of Hector MacDonald

Major General Sir Hector Archibald MacDonald (1853–1903), KCB, DSO by Ernest H. Longdon.

‘Fighting Mac’, Major General Sir Hector Archibald MacDonald, Knight Commander of the Bath, Distinguished Service Order, Aide de Camp, Doctor of Laws, was a name on everyone’s lips in the closing years of Victoria’s reign. Born near the Highland village of Conon Bridge in 1853, he joined the ‘Gay Gordons’ as a teenager, commencing a meteoric rise through army ranks ...

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The Mystery of Marie alias John Campbell, Renfrew 1871

Auld Renfrew

A fog had descended over Renfrew, swept in by the brisk November winds. Dr Allison turned his collars up against the chill and peered through the gloom, spying the address on Pinkerton Lane where a patient lay prone. The doctor rapped firmly on the front door. Mrs Early, a tidy, middle-aged woman, opened the door and ushered the doctor in. ...

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BBC Scotland to produce a show on Scottish LGBTI history

BBC Scotland

Hopscotch Films have been commissioned by BBC Scotland to produce a 60 minute documentary that tells the post war LGBTI history of the country. The documentary will use interviews, archived clips, music and memorabilia to tell the stories of Scotland’s LGBTI people. The BBC hopes to broadcast the show at the end of November, on St Andrew’s Day. Over the ...

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Playwright receives award to explore Edinburgh’s LGBT history

James Ley

Playwright James Ley received the LGBT History Month Scotland’s Cultural Commissions Award to support him in working on a new play exploring Edinburgh’s LGBT history. The announcement comes, just a head of this Saturday’s Pride Edinburgh festival and parade. Ley will spend the year working on a new play which will be performed during LGBT History Month in February 2016. ...

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