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Little girl walking with penguins- the zoo director let the penguins walk through the city in order to attract people to the zoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1950)
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joanjordans · an hour ago
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*dances to duck sauce while making empire biscuits*
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seadevilry · an hour ago
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also lol can you imagine the scenes if we had an indy ref where they went by birth instead of residence, and there was a majority for indy within scotland, but votes from the rest of the uk swung it to no
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beauty5 · 2 hours ago
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Forth Bridge – Inverkeithing, Scotland
Forth Bridge – Inverkeithing, Scotland
The Forth Bridge is among the world’s most well-known bridges. It’s regularly pictured on postcards and in books on Scotland and is heralded as one of the country’s most distinctive engineering accomplishments. The structure is comprised of a trio of bridges across the Fourth alongside the Forth Road Bridge and the recently constructed Queensferry Crossing. The bridge links North and South…
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kalopsiacollective · 2 hours ago
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Looking back to 2018 when we at Kalopsia were approached by the @vadundee , to design, develop and manufacture a range of staff uniform accessories.
We were set a brief to create a collection of gender neutral accessories, that could worn by a range of users. The items needed to be comfortable, practical and multi-faceted, allowing the wearer the option to adapt their look, whilst still retaining a cohesive brand identity.
This was a brilliant example of how the Assemble range can be used and adapted to fit almost any user needs quickly, effectively and with minimal waste.
Fabric by @halleystevensons
Printed by @catdigital
Print design by @lauraspringstudio Spring
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Photos in context by @juliehowden Howden
Modelled by V&A staff Daryl McCowan & Lauri Thorndyke
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scotianostra · 2 hours ago
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Happy 71st Birthday singer John Paul Young, born June 21st 1950.
Young was born John Inglis Young in Bridgeton, Glasgow, but age 11 his parents James and Agnes emigrated to Australia spending a month on board the SS Canberra. On arrival the youngster quickly learned to imitate the local accent to avoid being teased by his classmates.
It was with this newly learned voice that he started singing, joining a production of Jesus Christ Superstar and becoming the lead singer for rock band Elm Tree in the 1970s. During one of their performances he was spotted by manager and sometimes-producer Simon Napier-Bell, who asked him to record an overdub for a song called “Pasadena.” That song was written by Harry Vanda and George Young of the Easybeats, who were impressed enough with him to become John Paul Young’s songwriters, penning a string of pop songs that gave him chart success in Australia as well as Europe and Asia.
t wasn’t until the late ‘70s that he became world-famous, first for the disco song “Standing in the Rain,” and then for the biggest hit of his career, “Love Is in the Air.” John Paul Young attributed the song’s success to the direction of George Young, who had told him to make the song casual by singing it as if it were a conversation. Subsequent singles either unsuccessfully attempted to re-create the disco formula of “Standing in the Rain” or turned towards rock, which gave him several more hits within Australia in the early '80s. Young eventually retired from singing to become a radio DJ, but came out of retirement in 1992 when a version of “Love Is in the Air” was used on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s film Strictly Ballroom and the song became a hit once again. After performing his old hits at live concerts for another decade, including a performance at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he returned to the studio with Harry Vanda’s Flashpoint Music in 2006 to record a new album, In Too Deep.
Young is arguably more well known in his adopted homeland and has appeared in many shows over there including their version of Strictly Come Dancing called Dancing with the stars. 2009, Young was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame and Australia awarded him with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter, and through support for a range of charitable organisations.
For many years, Young has supported children’s charities, he is also an avid environmentalist, supporting Landcare projects in his local community.
Any of you down under might be interested to know that John Paul is still touring, his  50 Years Young Anniversary Tour kicks off in September, full details are at the link below.
https://abstract.net.au/jpy-50-years-young-the-anniversary-tour/
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barbucomedie · 3 hours ago
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£1 Bank of Scotland Note from Scotland dated to 1833 on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh
During the 19th and 20th centuries, Scottish banks led the way in many aspects of banknote design, including the high quality engraving, multicolour design and security printing, illustrated by this selection.
Earlier notes relied on complex engraved scenes to deter forgers, while later notes also had colour, making duplication more difficult.
Because of the chaos of note issue in England, the government passed an act in 1825 banning the issue of all notes udner £5. This act failed to take into account the completely different position in Scotland and caused a public outcry, which resulted in the rare spectacle of a government about-face.
Photographs taken by myself 2021
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fleur-aichean · 3 hours ago
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fleur-aichean · 3 hours ago
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Scotland Alba
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fleur-aichean · 3 hours ago
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fleur-aichean · 3 hours ago
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hummingzone · 3 hours ago
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Dare to dream: Scotland can make history at Euro 2020
Dare to dream: Scotland can make history at Euro 2020
It’s win or bust for Scotland against Croatia on Tuesday, and they know that victory will almost certainly be enough to reach the knockouts. Given that Euro 2020 is Scotland’s first major tournament in 23 years and they’re 30 places below Croatia (14th) in the FIFA World Ranking, this might seem — on recent international form alone — a herculean task… especially now star midfielder Billy Gilmour…
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ruthlivingstone · 4 hours ago
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435 Craig's Bothy to Red Point
435 Craig’s Bothy to Red Point
[This walk took place on the 9th August, 2020] Because of the logistics of this part of the coast, I’ve decided to split the walk to Red Point into two sections, with two separate there-and-back walks. Yesterday, I walked to Craig’s Bothy from Lower Diabaig, and back again. Today, I’m walking onwards from the bothy to Red Point. I start from the rickety bridge that crosses over the Craig River,…
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scotianostra · 4 hours ago
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The man dubbed “The Father of Clyde Shipbuilding.” Robert Napier was born on June 21st in Dumbarton.
Napier worked as an apprentice to his father before moving to Edinburgh where he worked for the famous lighthouse engineer Robert Stevenson In 1815, he began his own engineering business in Glasgow. Acknowledging Henry Bell’s work in the development of the steam-powered Comet, Napier began building marine steam engines. 
His first engine performed well in the steamer Leven and is preserved today at the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank. He founded Parkhead Forge in Glasgow in 1837 to make iron for boiler plate. In 1841, he began building ships, which included some of the earliest iron-clad warships. 
Napier did much to establish the international reputation of the River Clyde as an centre for ship-building. With the Canadian shipping tycoon Samuel Cunard, he planned steam-powered vessels for transatlantic service and helped set up a company to run them. Napier also proved the economy and versatility of steam-powered vessels to the Admiralty.
In 1849 he built Leviathan, the world’s first train ferry, which sailed from Granton to Burntisland. The Persia, launched in 1854, was the world’s largest ship and the ironclad Black Prince, which was launched from the navy at Govan in 1861, was the largest Clyde-built ship of its time.
In 1861, the Parkhead Works were bought by Napier’s son-in-law and William Beardmore. Napier won international respect; he became President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and was honoured by France and Denmark. He made his home at West Shandon, by the Gare Loch, which he filled with a remarkable collection of furniture, porcelain and paintings, including old masters and works by 19th century artists such as Raeburn and McCulloch.
Napier’s wife died in 1875 and, overtaken by grief, he took ill and died at West Shandon the following year. Thousands lined the route to Dumbarton Parish Church, where he was buried in the family vault.
Napier’s other, and literally crowning achievement achievement, was originating Cunard’s signature red funnel (encircled by two or three black rings, topped with a black cap).
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sportscri · 4 hours ago
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Dare to dream: Scotland can make history at Euro 2020
Dare to dream: Scotland can make history at Euro 2020
It is win or bust for Scotland towards Croatia on Tuesday, and so they know that victory will virtually definitely be sufficient to succeed in the knockouts. Provided that Euro 2020 is Scotland’s first main match in 23 years and so they’re 30 locations beneath Croatia (14th) within the FIFA World Rating, this might sound — on latest worldwide kind alone — a herculean activity… particularly now…
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muscletitanlover · 4 hours ago
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Stoltman Brothers, UK (Scotland) IG: stoltmanbrothers
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zackagonii · 4 hours ago
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BREAKING: Billy Gilmour tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss game against Croatia
BREAKING: Billy Gilmour tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss game against Croatia
BREAKING: Billy Gilmour tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss game against Croatia Scotland confirm that Billy Gilmour has tested positive for COVID-19. Having liaised with Public Health England, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and therefore miss tomorrow’s UEFA EURO 2020 Group D match against Croatia at Hampden. A man of the match display against England from the 20-year-old raised…
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