The Auld Alliance

Scottish Pub - Paris

100% Scottish

The ancient Franco-Scottish connection has it's roots in a centuries-long association of the two peoples in a political and military alliance...

Son of uncrowned Stuart King James III of Britain and grandson of the last crowned Stuart king - James II, ...

Given the nickname 'Ruadh' / 'Roy' because of his wild red hair. His Clan were both Protestant and Jacobite...

William Wallace of Renfrew had managed to rally his disparate Scottish countrymen against the strict rule of England. ..

The Bruces, like so many Scottish nobles, were of Norman descent arriving in Scotland in the 12thC. Robert's grandfather had claimed the Scottish crown in 1290 ...

The first known cookery book is The Form of Cury (cookery), written in 1390 by one of the cooks to King Richard II. It contains a recipe for a dish called Afronchemoyle, which is in effect a haggis: ...

Whilst bagpipes were played throughout Europe prior to the 18th century, no music has come close to the Piobaireachd in style and composition. Even in Scotland the differences in musical abilities are immense. ..

Authentic History of the Kilt by Nancy A. MacCorkill Highland dress and the tartan are among the most powerful, romantic and dramatic of all the symbols of Scotland. It has been claimed that 'a man in a kilt is a man and a half', their really is something about the wearing of the kilt that confers extra stature on its owner...

John Buchan was born in Perth. His father was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland; and in 1876 the family moved to Fife where in order to attend the local school ..

Very few Scots do not have a favourite Burns poem. We all of course know the story of Robert Burns. Burns the farm hand and poet. The man who fathered at least seventy illegitimate children...

Famous for the series of Waverley novels, SIR WALTER SCOTT is widely held as being the first exponent of the historical novel. ...