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Why does Jamie call Claire a “Sassenach” ?

Why does Jamie call Claire a “Sassenach” ?

If you’ve watched/read Outlander from the beginning, you know that Claire has been called many things, both derogatory and endearing. While most people have referred to her as a witch because of her healing powers, the one nickname that stands out most is “Sassenach.” Over 50 photo gifts are available from this picture of Linlithgow Palace , featured as Wentworth Prison in Outlander , including cards, prints, t-shirts, phone cases and lots more. #buachailleetivemor #landmark #Scottishlandscape #landscape #scottishgifts #christmasgifts #photogifts…

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The Kelpies are glorious armoured giant horses

The Kelpies are glorious armoured giant horses

The Kelpies have become the most famous equine sculptures in the world . But now they have been given another name to make them more attractive to Chinese tourists. VisitBritain, which markets the UK abroad, has dubbed them ‘Kai Po Ju Ma’ in promotional literature in China – which translates as “glorious armoured giant horses”. Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk . Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre . Five hour private…

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iPhone 7 cases

iPhone 7 cases

Apple have announced the much-anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Physically, the new phones are quite similar to their predecessors, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. But does that mean cases designed for the last iPhones are compatible with the new iteration? Sadly , no. Most users upgrading to the new devices will still have to purchase new cases. The dimensions of the new iPhones are similar enough to the old versions, but there is one notable difference: the…

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Eilean Donan Castle tours

Eilean Donan Castle tours

Eilean Donan Castle is the jewel in the crown of Scottish castles with its fairytale setting and a long and colourful history stretching back many centuries . Eilean Donan Castle poster , Giant A3 size , 16 by 11 inches , just £5.95 including free UK delivery . [rps-paypal] This image is also available in a larger size as a poster to US and UK customers on RedbubblePictures of the castle have been published in hundreds of calendars , books and…

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Dxo one camera attachment for iPhone

Dxo one camera attachment for iPhone

The DxO ONE is claimed to be a revolutionary camera that delivers DSLR image quality in an extremely compact size. At 3.8 oz (108 g) and 2.65″ (6.9 cm) tall, the DxO ONE is so small that it easily fits in a pocket, yet it features an ultra-high quality f/1.8, 32mm equivalent aspherical lens with a variable 6-blade iris and a 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS BSI sensor capable of capturing high-resolution images even in very low light. The DxO One is…

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the Kelpies sculptures celebrate their first anniversary

the Kelpies sculptures celebrate their first anniversary

The Kelpies sculptures have become Scotland’s best known cultural landmark and today they celebrate their  first anniversary.  The Kelpies sculptures were open to the public in April last year. An exhibition of local schools kids artwork celebrating The Kelpies and The John Muir Way will also be unveiled by Kelpie artist Andy Scott. The artwork will be on display inside The Kelpies for three weeks afterwards for tour guests to admire.  Glasgow artist Andy Scott designed the Kelpies, with construction…

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The Kelpies are renamed “glorious armoured giant horses”

The Kelpies are renamed “glorious armoured giant horses”

The Kelpies have become the most famous equine sculptures in the world . But now they have been given another name to make them more attractive to Chinese tourists. VisitBritain, which markets the UK abroad, has dubbed them ‘Kai Po Ju Ma’ in promotional literature in China – which translates as “glorious armoured giant horses”. It follows the results of a £1.6 million ‘Great Names for Great Britain’ campaign, which builds on the existing trend of giving relatable Mandarin names…

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The Kelpies – a second impression

The Kelpies – a second impression

The Kelpies  in the Helix Park have been open to the public for over 6 months now .The project has been very successful , bringing in over 1 million visitors to the area . For anyone planning to visit Falkirk , the Kelpies are a must see . The Kelpies are positioned in between the old and the new , the Forth and Clyde Canal on the left and the M9 motorway on right. They were inspired by the Clydesdale horses…

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The Kelpies at the Helix Park open the John Muir Festival 2014

The Kelpies at the Helix Park open the John Muir Festival 2014

The Kelpies  in the Helix Park are  open to the public from Monday 21st April  . This Friday will see a stunning night-time artworks exhibition on the theme of Scotland as HOME with spectacular light, sound and flame display, by Groupe F, around Andy Scott’s iconic new cultural landmark.   A spectacular night-time arts event called HOME will launch both the opening of the John Muir Way and the international launch of The Kelpies prior to their opening to the…

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