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Tag Archives: Scotland LGBT History

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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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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