Saturday, December 3, 2016


Hamilton's Argylls pipe band joins Paul McCartney at sold out show Jul. 2016
... the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on stage with him last night at FirstOntario Centre to back him up on the Wings classic Mull of Kintyre.

Prince William will launch an appeal to revamp Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum.
The Earl of Strathearn will formally propose the redevelopment when he visits Stirling Castle next week.
His trip comes after the prince became patron of the Thin Red Line Appeal, which aims to secure the future of museum.

The building, located within the castle, was erected in the 15th century and details the history of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders up to their amalgamation into the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment as they are known today.

It's the question so many fans up and down the country ask, why do Nottingham Forest sing Mull of Kintyre?
The song made famous by Paul McCartney & Wings was released in late 1977 and was then adopted by the Forest faithful during the the season they won the First Division in 1978.
Reds supporters changed the lyrics as the mist often rolled in from the Trent, and included a range of words about their travels around the country. Having been released that season, and the words changed, it became the Forest song and has stuck ever since.
The song has been one of the Forest anthems ever since the glory days when Forest were champions of Europe in 1979 and 1980.

After the closure of Fort George was announced, Forces TV has taken a look at the history of the barracks.
An artillery fort which now houses soldiers from the Black Watch (3 SCOTS), its story began even earlier than its creation in the 18th century.
Somewhat unsurprisingly for a defensive structure, it all started with a rebellion. 
The Jacobites were the Catholic foot soldiers of the religious wars that had torn Britain apart since Henry VIII's schism with the Catholic Church in the early 1500s.
Henry had wanted a divorce from his first wife, the Spanish Catherine of Aragon, and a remarriage to the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
To obtain doctrinal support, he took advantage of competition within the church that had been sparked by Martin Luther's Protestant reformation in Germany.
The result was that religious conflicts in mainland Europe were brought over to Britain, dragging in monarchs from across the Channel as Kings and Queens were moved around in a giant game of ideological chess.

 he and Boyle are at it again with "A Wonderful World," an album of 10 covers including Paul McCartney's "Mull of Kintyre" ...

The Hillsborough disaster was a human crush at Hillsborough football stadium in Sheffield, .... Liverpool and Nottingham Forest met in the semi-final at Hillsborough in 1988, and fans reported crushing at the Leppings Lane end. Liverpool