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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #18 on: Friday 09 September 16 13:47 BST (UK) »
The vast majority of Scots have never had a granny with a Hielan' Hame   ;D

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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #19 on: Friday 09 September 16 17:37 BST (UK) »
The song brought back some great memories of my father. He was a singer and loved this type of music. Although its not for me I can still appreciate the sound and also the words.
Any music is good music.

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Re: Shanks Tartan
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 23 November 16 13:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

           I have been studying Midlothian for the past 10 years and came across this relating to SHANK, the first picture shows the land they had and the second one how the dwelling would have looked like, sadly this dwelling was taken down before the Reformation 1560, and the newer house was built by either the Duke of Argyll or the Earl of Bute. The person who owned it was a Nichol Elphinstoun and eventually it was purchased by the famous " Bloody " McKenzie who tried the Covananters and had them executed.

The original was in fact a proper Castle.

Archie.