Our particular strengths include: Colonial and early American history within a broad transatlantic and inter-disciplinary context Post British and imperial history; contemporary European history with a special interest in the history of popular politics Medieval to modern history of Scotland in the context of the British Isles and Europe Peace history The history of Spain and Portugal Thematically, we share interests in: Questions of political power including kingship, office and governmental institutions , political representations, and social movements and activism Atlantic Studies: We meet regularly every month of the teaching semester in informal seminars to discuss research projects, article drafts, and grant applications. PhD students play a vital role in these meetings, both as contributors and as discussants. Political Representations and Social Movements Colleagues involved in this research cluster explore the multiplicity and diversity of political and social activism from the middle ages to the present across Scotland, Britain, Europe and the world. They discuss how forms of political activity and protests have changed over time and how it was influenced or framed by economic and social problems.
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Stirling County in recovery as the spirit of Ken Crichton lives on Menu Stirling County in recovery as the spirit of Ken Crichton lives on There should have been an overdue ceremony at Stirling County’s Bridgehaugh ahead of next week’s vital BT Scotland Premiership second division meeting with Kelso. Before he passed away this week, Ken Crichton, who was due to have formally received the honorary life membership which his efforts had more than earned, would have taken some comfort from their recent revival.
Very much the driving force behind their astonishing rise from division seven to national champions – still the only club to have achieved that and to have taken the top title out of Edinburgh and the Borders – he had been deeply saddened by their recent troubles. Indeed it was almost perverse that, at a time when his efforts had seen him elevated to national office – where he was testing his man-management skills to the limit as the SRU’s chief negotiator with the new body of rugby playing professionals – the club into which he put so much time and effort was falling apart.
For all that much of the complaining from elsewhere has been as great, if not more so, Stirling County was, among Scottish clubs, the biggest victim of the sudden decision to make the sport open. A combination of their success in winning the title that year, , while committed to an ambitious ground redevelopment proved disastrous. Short on cash because of the new construction, they could not compete for the signatures of their own players.
In turn, the loss of those players deprived them of competitiveness and glamour, costing the club spectators and sponsors just as they looked ready to thrive. Nor did some poor decision-making of their own, not least the sorry series of events which cost them the services of league-winning coach Brian Edwards, help.
Two years ago, then, I witnessed the nadir as they exited the Scottish Cup at Linlithgow, the home team boasting more members of County’s title-winning side Kenny Harper and John Gibson up against Malcolm Norval than their visitors. Relegation followed that defeat by a club from five divisions below them and it was time to reassess. Fortunately, realisation dawned that, instead of the short-term fixes attempted with recruitment of players and coaches, they would have to turn to what they do best – extracting the maximum from local talent.
With former player Eddie Pollock in charge of the first team, two of the then promising youngsters from the team – Matt McGrandles and Craig Sangster – returned to help nurse the next batch of young talent.
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Stirling Castle southwest aspect A stone cist , found in Coneypark Nursery  in , is Stirling’s oldest catalogued artefact. Two structures are known: South of the city, the King’s Park prehistoric carvings can still be found. The Auld Brig at Stirling The castle rock has been strategically significant since at least the Roman occupation of Britain , due to its naturally defensible crag and tail hill: However, if the Romans were ever on the current castle site then they didn’t leave more than a coin or two.
Newport Street Gallery awarded RIBA Stirling Prize for best building one year after it opens Newport Street Gallery, which celebrates its first birthday this weekend, has been awarded the respected RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building of the year.
From the Institute of Knowledge on Jinx comes Russell Martin’s Chronological Listing 2. Various events in the Man-Kzin Wars stories but no actual plots are mentioned in this chronology, so you should probably skip it if you haven’t read all or most of the series. Russell got in touch with me to update his current eddress, which is rmartin inorbit. I have given page references where necessary.
All of these are to the Baen Books editions published in the U. Changes since the first version of the timeline: Because Larry Niven is the creator of the Known Space universe, in which the Man-Kzin Wars take place, anything written by him “pulls rank” over anything written by anyone else, unless there is some overwhelming reason for it not to. Other than that, it’s a matter of what seems to me to best explain the inconsistencies.
As we shall see, there are some places where you just have to pick one datum over another.
In the census , it had a population of 3, There is evidence of settlement at the site since the Bronze Age , and several forts dating from the Iron Age have been found near the village. One such fort is located at Gillies Hill, a large semi-natural ancient woodland area with a range of unusual wildlife, thought to be the site of Robert the Bruce ‘s camp shortly before the Battle of Bannockburn. Cambusbarron grew during the nineteenth century due to the presence of the Hayford Mill, a large wool-spinning mill and tweed manufacturer, on the outskirts of the village.
Several limestone and quartz-dolerite quarries have been active in the area around Cambusbarron during the twentieth century.
A woman suffered ‘multiple serious injuries’ in a collision with a vehicle in Bognor this morning, police have confirmed. Police said a pedestrian, in her 30s, was taken to St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester after the accident in Orchard Way at around am.
Kelly Kuoco, the blonde 16yr old girl on the show is incredible who plays Bridget. One of the early shows was one in which she obviously had on a little tiny string thong panty on under her pants. The sides, just strings were clearly visable as they rode her hips as she wore her low-rider jeans. I can only imagine every inch of her under those clothes and what that little thong panty was covering.
I am sure that most men in the world, let alone every teenage boy in the world would love to fuck this little petite sweet sixteen girl. My story goes… Rehearsal has gone well but Bridget, played by Kaley Cuoco is still not confident.
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Life and career — From an early age, Dion had dreamed of being a performer. I had one dream: I wanted to be a singer. Her popularity spread to other parts of the world when she competed in the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan , and won the musician’s award for “Top Performer” as well as the gold medal for “Best Song” with ” Tellement j’ai d’amour pour toi “. She consulted the otorhinolaryngologist William Gould,   who gave her an ultimatum:
The Stirling Observer gave us a fantastic review of our performance of Elijah! ‘truly magical and moving evening of music’ ‘epic, dramatic song, characterised by rich, flowing accompaniment from.
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Early history[ edit ] Archeological evidence suggests that a permanent community at what is now Cambusbarron was established during the Bronze Age , between the years of and BC. It is not known if the site was occupied during the Stone Age. A number of hill forts dating from the Iron Age have been found close to Cambusbarron, although none have been discovered in the centre of the village.
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The scene following an explosion on Murdiston Avenue in Callander, near Stirling Get weekly updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Neighbours have described the scene of devastation caused by a suspected gas explosion which put an elderly couple in hospital and destroyed most of their house. Robin Cunningham, 77, was airlifted to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after being rescued from the blast site.
He is said to be in a stable condition. Alastair Allan, 47, who lives across the road from the house, said his year-old daughter Nicola alerted him to the explosion. He was then one of the first people on the scene, answering calls for help from inside the collapsed house. Central Scotland Police said the majority of the Murdiston Avenue house has been destroyed by the explosion and the remaining part of the building will be made safe later.
It is expected that once this has been done, the residents who were evacuated from their houses will be allowed back into their homes later tonight, police said.
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NO89SW 38 NS This 3 storey and attic, 6 by 3 bay, red brick English garden wall bond detached pitched roof building with yellow brick dressings and slate roof is the former Kerse Mills Grain Store and dates from circa. It is situated in the modern Springkerse Industrial estate and is currently owned and used as a repair shop by an Arnold Clark car dealership. Walls did a good trade in cattle and poultry feeding stuffs, horse feed and the grinding of oatmeal for human consumption. The store was built adjoining the railway and Springkerse with a siding to what was the Caledonian Railway.
Electrically operated from the beginning, the store also housed machinery to prepare horse feed or ‘chop’ as it was known.
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In a statement after the pier was sold, administrators said: This will help secure the future of this heritage asset. All existing contracted events are scheduled to go ahead as anticipated. This deadline was set on the advice of our agents, GVA Grimley, and allowed sufficient time for the pier to be fully marketed and to give the new owner the benefit of the summer months trading period.
Subsequently, we have spent considerable time with a number of the bidders, meeting them, discussing their offers and assessing their viability, and subsequently receiving refined offers from them. Overall, Mr Gulzar demonstrated the best immediate financial capability as well as the operational capacity and experience, including from running Eastbourne Pier. It is anticipated that significant cash for working capital and investment purposes, amounting to over a million pounds, would be required to make the pier sustainable.
Bob McCutcheon Antiquarian bookseller and oracle on Stirling"s history
The early period Settlement of the region For the first settlers of Scotland, arriving at the onset of the postglacial period as early as bc , the best access to the interior was provided by estuaries and rivers, with the Forth being among the most important. In the Iron Age , which in Scotland began about bc, hill forts proliferated in the Lothians —the area in the immediate vicinity of Edinburgh—and the Borders , to the south. Excavations beginning in the late s within Edinburgh Castle have proved what was long suspected—that the Castle Rock has been occupied since about bc.
Holyrood Park, Blackford Hill, and Craiglockhart Hill all show signs of occupation in the late 1st millennium bc.
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Business career[ edit ] Goldsmith was known as a less than ethical businessman: The Observer described him in thus: His business ventures included licencing Alka-Seltzer in the UK, founding childrenswear and childcare product chain Mothercare, and in his career as a corporate raider buying the food conglomerate behind beef drink Bovril. He collaborated with financiers Slater Walker and later seized control of the firm when it ran into financial problems and had to be rescued by the Bank of England.
Its members included upper-class figures and writers and artists, including James Goldsmith and missing peer Lord Lucan. John Aspinall[ edit ] The Clermont Club’s founder and one of the group’s most important figures was eccentric zookeeper and misanthrope John Aspinall A product of the British Raj’s ruling class, he moved to London where he worked as a bookmaker. He campaigned for liberalisation of betting laws, leading to the Betting and Gaming Act , which allowed casinos to operate legally for the first time, albeit only as private members’ clubs.
Aspinall’s own casino at the Clermont was accused of large-scale cheating, including marking cards.
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The firm now trading as Johnson Bros. They later took the name of Chad Valley as their registered trademark and the building was to remain as the company headquarters for over seventy years. In that same year both the Wellington and Harborne works were extended as business continued to increase.
Charlotte Eagar is an award-winning foreign correspondent, investigative magazine journalist, and screenplay writer. Her first film, a short romantic comedy, Scooterman, co-written and co-produced with her husband, William Stirling, directed and co-produced by Kirsten Cavendish, won Best of the Fest at Palm Springs and the LA Comedy Festival.
For many visitors to the town in decades past, Bob McCutcheon and his antiquarian bookshop, first in the Craigs, then Spittal Street, and latterly Baker Street, were Stirling. It was a Mecca for bibliophiles, and a reference point for anyone with an inquiry on any aspect of Stirling or Stirlingshire. Bob was the oracle for the history of the town, and had a great talent for communicating his knowledge.
With his flowing beard and long hair, he had an Old Testament appearance and dispensed his information and advice with wit and wisdom. A visit to McCutcheon’s bookshop was an experience in itself. Apart from the stacks of rich stock, the shop was crammed with local memorabilia, prints, displays of rare chap-books, paintings, and a bust of Sir Walter Scott. It was a place of exchange for local news, tourist information, family history and research, and it was graced by a resident cat.