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In a week when the Ukraine and Russia conflict saw British citizens are captured fighting for Ukraine, Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey turned his thoughts to James Keith who ran Ukraine for Russia and sold his sword to several princes.
The kilt, Scottish Highland dress is surrounded by rules and expectations, but who's are they? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey visits a traditional kilt maker and looks at the history and rules of the kilt.
Scotland has some fantastic must see places. Sadly people often miss out on some of the gems because they get caught up in the tourist traps. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey shows you some of the must see places in and around Bathgate
Is Bruce Fummey Black? Scottish African tour guide, Bruce Fummey, was presented with this question, so he discusses his family tree and took a DNA test to find out.
Romans in Britain built Hadrian's Wall. It's often cited as the Scotland England border. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey visits Hadrian's Wall to ask some questions about Roman intentions, current perceptions and the nature of barriers.
Heard of Tam O' the Binns? In the heart of Scotland, West Lothian is a wealth of stories and places to visit. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey visited House of Binns to tell you the story of this incredible character.
Scots Irish, Ulster Scots, British, Irish, Ulster plantations. Bruce Fummey, discusses the effects most noted in the north of Ireland, but which were part the process of ethnic cleansing by James VI that started in Scotland
The Battle of Flodden on the Scotland England border was the worst disaster in Scottish military history. As he continues his travels on the Scottish English border, Bruce Fummey travels to the battlefield to tell the tale
Coldstream is on the Scotland England Border, yet The Coldstream Guards are a London regiment. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey, visits Coldstream to explain how this English regiment got a Scottish name.
A Scotland England Border tour with Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey, visiting Norham Castle to find out what happened when Edward I of England (Longshanks) came to arbitrate in the Great Cause between Robert Bruce and John Baliol
James VI was determined to get rid of Gaelic language and culture. In a series of videos Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the story of the Statutes of Iona, the Irish plantations in Ireland and and today... The Fife Adventurers
James VI was determined to get rid of Gaelic language and culture both sides of the Irish sea. In a series of videos Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the story of The Fife Adventurers, the Irish plantations and The Statutes of Iona
The Scottish nation are an mix of many peoples. Bruce Fummey looks at some of the peoples who made Scotland: The Scots, the Britons, the Angles, the Picts, the Vikings, but in this episode Bruce looks at folks who left Scotland's shores...
Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the tale or Robert the Bruce, his brother Edward and their invasion of Ireland in opposition to Edward II of England during the Scottish wars of Independence
The Scottish nation are an mix of many peoples. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey looks at some of the peoples who made Scotland: The Scots, the Britons, the Angles, the Picts and in this episode... the Vikings
Glencoe... one of the saddest, yet most beautiful paces in Scotland. The Massare that took place there is often misunderstood, so Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, takes you to the National Trust For Scotland Visitor centre to understand
Scottish accents without The Broons and Oor Wullie? Impossible. That's what one of our viewers said. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, reminisces about these stables of Scottish culture
People seldom talk about the Lowland Clearances. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, visits the Lanarkshire industrial town of Airdrie to talk about the overarching chances that came with Clearance in the Lowlands.
Thomas Blake Glover was the Scottish samurai and the Scotsman who made Japan. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey explains how this Fraserburgh born lad became the driving force behind the modernisation of Japan
Scots Language, Scottish accents, English slang? As Burns night approaches Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, talks about the history of oor mither tongue.
Mary Queen of Scots had tragedies in her life, but what was the worst week ever... and how would you have coped with a week like that? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey
Linlithgow is a Scottish town crammed with history. Some of that history has brought modern day debate. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, brings the past and present together to address the controversy of the Black Bitch
Hogmanay and New Year 's Day was always a special time in Scotland. So why was a Scottish New Year special and how has it changed over the years? Scottish History Tour Guide Bruce Fummey talks to two people from Leith in the Wee Museum of Memory
Did you know there's a town in England that belongs to Scotland? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, travels south to investigate the reasons why and ask the question: 'Does it matter?'
Culloden is often seen as the end of the Jacobite cause. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey goes to Ruthven Barracks to tell the tale of when the Jacobite cause finally came to an end at The Battle of Quiberon Bay.
avid Livingstone meets Henry Morgan Stanley. It's a story of legend, but Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey reveals what they don't say about the meeting between two African explorers and Lanarkshire doctors.
Suffragettes and Suffragists, what's the difference and what role did Scottish women play in the fight for women's suffrage and votes for women? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey tells the story of Suffragettes from a Scottish point of view
John Law: credited with inventing money and bankrupting France in the Mississipi bubble; also convicted of murder and suggested a solution to the post Darien capital crisis that could have saved Scotland from The Union. Bruce Fummey tells the tale
The Battle of Culloden. Key to Scottish history, but Bruce Fummey discusses what they don't' say about it. Bruce looks at the wider European and Global events during the Jacobite uprisings to make sense of Culloden. More than an episode of Outlander
The Alamo siege is something most of us have heard about, but how many of you know about the Scotsman who played bagpipes there? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, traces John MacGregor from Highland Perthshire to The Alamo in San Antonio
Bruce Fummey examines coal slavery in Scotland
When Robert the Bruce won at Bannockburn it wasn't all over. One of the biggest challenges was the English occupation of Berwick on Tweed. Scottish History Tour Guide Bruce, Fummey tells of Robert the Bruce's attempts to take it back.
Bruce Fummey tells the stoy of the first ever police murder in Scotland
The Picts are possibly this channel's most requested, yet most mysterious people in Scottish history. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey takes you to Scotland's biggest hillfort to tell you where The Picts fit in to the story of the Scottish p
Haggis Hunting Dogs are sometimes seen as a joke, but they were key for our Scottish ancestors and culture. Bruce Fummey explains the history of the haggis hunting dog, the best tasting haggis and his concerns about modern farm reared haggis
The Declaration of Arbroath is Scotland's origin story and declaration of Scottish independence rolled into one, but Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey takes you to Arbroath Abbey to think about it in a way you probably never have before.
Scottish and Americain folks have many bonds that tie them, but disaster too. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes us to Islay to tell the tale of the Scottish American disaster with the sinking of SS Tuscania and the HMS Otranto
Talk Scottish history and you think of clans and warriors, but who was the Father of Clans? Bruce Fummey takes you to Finlaggan to tell how Somerled and his sons created so many of the names you'll associate with Highland Scottish clans
Mary Queen of Scots and Scottish English conflict were never far apart, but Bruce Fummey visits Pinkie Cleugh and Carberry Hill to show just how closely intertwined were marital relations and the last Scottish English battle
Inchcolm is an island, an abbey and it’s dripping with Scottish history. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, takes us on a boat trip to tell us some of the history of the Island
The historic village of Culross is famed as a Scottish Outlander location set, but what other history lies behind the 17th Century Fife Village?
The Covenanters and the Jacobites were two opposites in Scottish history, but they depended on each other and were inextricably linked. Bruce Fummey takes you to St Giles Cathedral and Greyfriars Cemetery to give you a glimpse of the story.
Did you know that the first assassination in history was related to Mary Queen of Scots? Bruce Fummey, delves into the life of Mary Queen of Scots, her brother James Stewart Earl of Moray and civil and family strife in Scottish history
The Battle of Bannockburn is a seminal event in Scottish history, but the Picts faced their own Bannockburn at Dun Nechtain or Nechtainsmere. Bruce Fummey looks at the parallels between these two defining battles in Scottish history
Jacobite stories seldom come without baggage of belief, especially in the world of Outlander and modern say politics. Scottish history Tour guide tells a Jacobite story affecting his own home town
Which is the best castle in Scotland? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes you on a Scottish castle tour to give an insight into what makes Stirling Castle special for a day out in Scotland.
The Scottish people are a mix. Scotland was formed from Scots, Picts, Vikings, Britons and Angles. In his series on who made the Scottish people, Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, looks at The Angles
Is Lindisfarne Abbey, in Northumberland, Scottish or English? It's probably not as straightforward as you think. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey explains how the monetary came to be established
The Porteous Riots are a part of Scottish history that inadvertently gave the name to one of the Edinburgh football teams. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, tells the story where it happened in Edinburgh's Grassmarket at Royal Mile
Scottish clans; clan raids, clan battles, tartan, targe and claymore. So what was the last clan raid in Scotland like. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey goes to Elgin to tell the tale of Clan Grant and Clan MacDuff.
The Scotland England border was settled over centuries of clashes in the history of Scotland. Some are some more surprising than others. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey explains two unusual quirks of the Scottish English border.
Kilmartin Glen has to be one of the most astonishing places in Scottish history. Lochs, and glens, pre-historic standing stones and cairns, Dunadd hilfort, canals, cleared highland villages and more. Bruce Fummey takes you on a fly through the glen
The Britons were one of five groups who were the foundation of the Scottish people. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey explains, as he visits Dumbarton Castle, ( Alt Clut ) and Govan Old Church to find out about the Strathclyde Britons.
Kinmont Willie Armstrong was one of the most notorious border reivers. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey gives a taste of his story from Gilnockie Tower, the Scottish Borders and Carlisle Castle
Who were the border reivers? Who was Johnny Armstrong? Why did James V care?
Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey tells the story of Johnny Armstrong from the Clan Armstrong Centre at Gilnockie Tower
Scots aren't one thing, so who made the Scottish people? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey looks at the four kingdoms and five peoples who were the basis of Scotland. This episode looks at The Scots
Scottish history saw Highland clearances give way to land raids in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bruce Fummey tells how the final land raid by the seven men of Knoydart held emotional and political significance and resonates to this day
Was he the first Scottish Australian in history? They call Lachlan MacQuarie the Father of Australia. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes you to the place of his birth and final resting place on the Isle of Mull to summarise his story.
Margaret Tudor was the Grandmother of Mary Queen of Scots. Two Scottish queens. Scottish history, and indeed British history, was hugely impacted by the Tudor sister of Henry VIII, all too often obscured by her more famous granddaughter.
Scottish Inventors are famous, but did you know it was a Scotsman who invented the Fire Brigade? James Braidwood started the first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824. James Braidwood is undoubtedly on of the unsung Scottish heroes
Innerpeffray Library is a magical place in Scottish history. The oldest public lending library, and first stop for many emigrants in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Bruce Fummey tells its story from Robert the Bruce to the US Declaration of Independence
The History of Scotland condensed into twelve and a half minutes. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey gives you Scottish history in a nutshell as he breaks down the sweep of Scottish history for folks who want an overview
Sir John de Graeme was the best friend of William Wallace. He is also an oft forgotten hero of he Scottish independence struggle, who died at the Battle of Falkirk. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey tells his tale from Scottish history.
The Battle of Harlaw was the biggest clan battle in Scottish history. What happened and why? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, tells one of the oft forgotten tales from Scotlands History
MacPherson's Rant is a story from Scottish history that's morphed into one of Scotland's Folk tales and folk songs. Bruce Fummey takes you to the places associated to tell you the tale
Was The Marquis of Montrose was Scotland's greatest ever general? Bruce Fummey, takes you to an Outlander film location to discuss the Battle of Tippermuir and the Year of Miracles in The War of the Three Kingdoms (English Civil War}
The American Civil War. Not something that would involve home grown Scots sailors.. yet it did. Bruce Fummey tells you about Scottish blockade runners, Clydebuilt Gunrunning ships and the base of Confederate operations in Bridge of Allan.
You can learn Scottish Gaelic today, and Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey has some suggestions from his own experiences learning Gaelic. He'd tried eight different ways and gives his opinions on which are best.
There are famous Scottish Americans, but a Canadian Native American isn't expected in a Scottish graveyard. Bruce Fummey honours a less celebrated man from Cree First Nation in the history of Scotland in a churchyard in Stirling
The history of Scotch whisky has lasted hundreds of years, but here Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey gives you a summary in ten minutes
Why would Lowlanders wear a kilt ? Sir Walter Scott !
Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, deals with the question of when to wear kilts in Scotland and why lowland Scots wear kilts and why Sir Walter Scott was such an important part of it.
Can a Black Watch mutiny tell us anything about the right to protest today?
Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, takes us to Leith to tell us the tale
Bruce Fummey describes the history of the world's oldest building society
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That's right, the SAS special forces were invented by a Scotsman... like pretty much everything else really. Bruce Fummey takes you to the memorial to David Stirling to tell you a bit about the early life of a man who dared and won
If the Scottish Enlightenment invented the modern world then Bruce Fummey takes you to it's birthplace. This Scottish history tour guide takes you in and around Edinburgh's Royal Mile to tell tales of Adam Smith, David Hume, John's Coffee House
During the War of the Three Kingdoms, Cromwell left General Monk to do his work in Scotland as Cromwell himself headed off, chasing Charles II to the Battle of Worcester. Dundee was about to have it's worst day ever. Bruce Fummey explains
Black Agnes was undoubtedly one of the heroic women who fought for Scottish Independence. History tells of Scottish heroes like William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, but Bruce Fummey reminds us of one of the women in Scottish history.
Should Black People Talk About Scottish History? Responding to a question raised in the comments section of another video, Scottish historical tour guide, Bruce Fummey asks What makes you Scottish?
Did Alexander Graham Bell really invent the telephone? Who invented the telephone and was it an American, Scottish or Canadian invention? How much do you really know about who invented the telephone and which country can take credit?
The Stuart kings, and Mary Queen of Scots are seen as tragic, yet they were our longest running dynaasty. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes you to the seat of the first Stewart king to explain where they came from.
Why did the Battle of the Clans take place and who was the Highland Warrior and chief of Clan Shaw who haunts his graveside to this day. Bruce Fummey takes you to the grave of the chief who led Clan Chattan on that day to get to the root of the story
Why did the people of Sutherland cross from Scotland to Canada? Were the Highland Clearances exciting adventures to which folk went eagerly, or is there a sadder tale in Scottish American history?
Highland Clearances in Sutherland weren't crofters simply laying down. They fought an uneven struggle, but they did have small victories. Bruce Fummey tells the tale
Medieval Scotland was a crossroads. Celtic Kings of Scots became Norman Kings of Scotland. What was the turning ponit and who were the forgotten Kings of medieval Scotland? Bruce Fummey explains how one family asserted Norman primogeniture
Scottish people and American people seem to look for different things when talking about Scottish history. Are Americans right? Are Scots right? From Kenmore on the banks of Loch Tay Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey compares the two.
How did Mary Queen of Scots spend her last days in Scotland? Escape from Loch Leven was followed by The Battle of Langside just eleven days later. The Battle of Langside was Mary Stuart's last roll of the dice. Bruce Fummey explains the Battle
Everyone knows The Battle of Bannockburn is where Robert the Bruce won the Scottish War of independence? William Wallace, Robert the Bruce then Bannockburn. Yet the Declaration of Arbroath was 1320. Bruce Fummey explains the real date of Independence
Flora MacDonald was a heroine the Jacobite rebellion, but wasn't alone. In 1715 Lady Winnifred Maxwell led a daring escape for her husband, 5th Earl of Nithsdale, for Flora to follow in 1745. Bruce Fummey compares Flora and the Countess of Nithsdale.
So if St Andrew was the Patron Saint of Scotland who is St Kessog? We have the Saltire, the St Andrew's cross, St Andrew's Societies and St Andrew's Day. So when was Scotland's patron saint decided and was he at the Battle of Bannockburn?
Say Highland rebellion and you think Jacobites and Stuarts Kings. Bruce Fummey takes you to Ardtornish Castle to tell of a Highland rebellion forgotten in Scottish history. It involved the War of the Roses, John Lord of the Isles, The Earl of Douglas
From Argyll warlord to King of the Isles. From Ardtornish Somerled built his Hebridean Kingdom to become Lord of the Isles and grandfather of several Scottish Clans. Ardtornish Castle is a site he would have known well and Bruce Fummey visits
The history of the MacGregor Clan is colourful. Proscribed for 180 years off and on following the Battle of Glen Fruin. Was it the fault of Clan MacGregor, Clan Colquhoun, or Clan Campbell? Bruce Fummey explains who caused the fall of Clan Gregor.
what happened between Braveheart and The Outlaw King?
Bruce Fummey takes you to the site of The Battle of Roslin, one of the most notable battles of the Scottish War of Independence that you never hear about... and hneither Wallace, nor B ruce there
In 1437 James I of Scotland was murdered. Why, and who killed him? Bruce Fummey, takes you round his home town to explain the Royal murder of King James I, Scottish history and international politics in the 15th Century
Somerled Lord of the Isles was King of the Hebrides, but a huge figure in Scottish history. Bruce Fummey tells how the Lordship of the Isles began. Dal Riata needed defending from Viking attacks and Somerled was our King Arthur
Whether you want Real Scottish history or Outlander filming locations, Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, takes a short trip through the snow to an Outlander location with real Jacobite history, as he tells a story about Lord George Murray
Was MacBeth the last Celtic king in Scottish history? Maybe Malcolm Canmore? Who was the last Celtic king of Scotland and how and why did their reign come to an end? Bruce Fummey traces Scottish history to a key family and turning point in Scotland'
In Scottish American History John Witherspoon was one of the key founding fathers. Bruce Fummey tells of one of the Scots in history, who transformed Princeton, as you find the Scottish roots of a signatory to the Declaration of Independence
Bruce Fummey tells the story of Jock MacGregor VC, MC and Bar, DCM. here's a Canadian hero of WW1 who was undoubtedly a Scottish Hero. Major Jock MacGregor from Cawdor provides us with a tale from Scotlands History