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This evening, my theme is Highland Dancing.

Highland Dancing

 

Highland dancing dates back about 800 years with origins in folk dancing. As will be seen from this video,¬†this activity requires a high level of athletic fitness and stamina. There are links to classical ballet. Ladies participation dates from around the turn of the 20th century. Read more on Highland Dancing, Scotland…

Today we visited St Andrews where the British Open was in progress, then to Edinburgh to visit the famous castle and finally to Rosslyn Chapel which dates from the 15th century when it was founded by the Sinclair family.



This evening, my blog theme is golf which it could be argued is part of the fabric of life in Scotland. The game originated along the east coast of Scotland on ‘links’ ground which is a sort of no-mans-land close to the coast comprising mainly sandy surface unsuitable for farming but, when combined with undulating contours, proved ideal for the sport of golf.

Read more on History of Golf…