Castles, asylums, war hospitals and churches are the tip of the ice berg when it comes to Scotland’s rich history. We have been writing blog posts for little over a month now and we have loved every last second of it; so much so that we are now fully fledged members of Historic Scotland.
We now have free access to over 70 historical sites in Scotland alone, which is over 5000 years worth of history. It is almost incomprehensible and we cannot wait to explore and delve deeper into the sites of Scotland where our ancestors once roamed. We aim to uncover and discuss events from as far back as humanely possible, to allow you all to experience quick snapshots (literally) of the history that has unfolded in our country for the last few thousand years without too much effort!
Reflecting on our month of adventures we have learned, laughed and loved some of Scotland’s hidden and underrated historical sites. We have been nervous on approach to some of the sites with the fear of getting fined for trespassing (one of which we had to walk away from, pictured below!) and we have been in awe of some of the exceptional structures we have set eyes on in the last few weeks.
As a result of our weekly expeditions, over the last few weeks I have been researching further into the life of Ivor Gurney (mentioned in one of my previous blog posts, Bangour Village Hospital). I plan to start writing a historical fiction novel based around the war poet (which will be adequately amateur), focussing on his descent into madness post World War I.
Since the creation of this site, I have constantly thought about the lifestyles of our ancestors over the last one hundred and fifty years and how their actions, through love or through struggle, have impacted us in the modern era. Whether it be education, health, work life, religion, art or day to day tasks, there are thousands of stories to tell, thousands of lives to learn about and thousands of lessons to be learned. For as long as we have you reading these pages, we will continue to try and divulge this history – the history that has made us who we are today.
If you have any feedback, general comments or would like to see anything in particular on our page, please let us know in the comments!