7 top spots from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

The last weekend in January sees the return of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, a project dubbed “the world’s largest wildlife survey”. Originally conceived as a collaboration with the BBC’s Blue Peter in 1979, the aim of the Big Garden Birdwatch is to encourage participants to set aside an hour… Read More
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TikTok’s Sea Shanties: Explore their vocabulary

Well, blow me down. Improbable as it may seem, there’s no denying that sea shanties are having a very real moment in the spotlight. Near the end of 2020, a video from a young Scottish singer started to do the rounds on the social media platform… Read More
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Eight Gaelic words from the Collins English Dictionary

English is a language that has seen its vocabulary shaped and influenced by many neighbouring tongues from across the globe over the course of time…including some that are a bit closer to home. There are several native Celtic languages spoken in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man that have… Read More