A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy Birthday Rascal Dorrator Heath!

Our wee Rascal has turned 11 year old today. Happy Birthday!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Rascal and Mackie

Oor wee Rascal goin' on 11 years followed by our wee Mackie goin' on 8 years old . . .

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

Whilst walking at lunchtime today - I happened to pop into a Secondhand Charity Bookstore in Edinburgh and discovered this wee gem - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands by Charles St John. Chapter 34 is the prize - twenty pages of Deerhounds and coursing deer from the 1919 Edition. A book worth the hunt.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Beren and Lúthien

Been a while but thought this would be worth a mention look out for the
JRR Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien published after 100 years. Follow this link here to the BBC News website to find out more.

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's not EVEL - it's Scottish Deerhounds for the worlds people

We could call them deerhounds . . . but they're not just any deerhounds . . . These are Scottish Deerhounds - here

Monday, April 27, 2015

Let's hear it for the dogs - the rise of the Scottish identity

Impeccable taste these Scots folks

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Deerhound exploration of Castle Greg

The great thing about walking in Scotland is that, at any moment you can be alone amongst the relics of ancient history. And as a Deerhound, it's great to walk the rugged frontier of the once great Roman Empire. Here's us at Castle Greg - follow the links to find out more about it.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Deerhounds discover the Rosslyn Glen gunpowder plot

There's more to Rosslyn than the Chapel. A walk down Rosslyn Glen is a journey into a broadleaf tree shaded ghost world of caves, castles, abandoned factories and a ruined gunpowder mill. It's also the site of a major battle in the Scottish War of Independence in the year of 1303. Find out a bit about Rosslyn by following the links. Then visit and discover the adventure for yourself.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ghost Hunting Deerhounds at Kinneil House

Deerhounds on high alert and on the lookout for the  ghost of Lady Alice Lilbourne - The White Lady of Kinneil. She was the wife of General Lilbourne - Oliver Cromwell's chief policer of Scotland during the English Civil War.

Apparently she didn't like the posting to Scotland and  her marriage was not a happy one so her husband locked her in the attic.  She soon put paid to the unhappiness and launched herself from the top floor into the ravine behind the house. Haunting the house and surrounding woodland ever since.

Kinneil Estate offers up 2000 years of history including Antonine's Wall, Medieval Church, Attrocities of the 45, James Watt's workshop and a whole load of other interesting stuff. Visit Kinneil House here, here and here.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Deerhounds on Pictish Frontier

The hounds of the Picts 2000 years-on, revisit a Roman Fortress. The view north from Roman Fort at Rough Castle from atop the Antonine Wall in Scotland. The Roman Empire stopped here. They were pushed back a farther one hundred and fifty miles to Hadrian's Wall and into what is presently known as England after holding the Selgovæ region for only twenty years. Go the Picts and their hounds!

Some nice Roman Maps here.