Deerhound

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

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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rush hour in Scotland


Monday, October 14, 2013

Deerhounds - Hare Hill - Pentlands


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Aulden Daze Deerhound 8mm Film

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Most Perfect Creature of Heaven Tumblr

Hey! there's someone over here - doin' on tumblr what we've been bloggin' for years - visit and enjoy!

Friday, March 01, 2013

Mackie and Rascal - Scottish Deerhounds on children's TV - Junior Reporter

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Rascal and Mackie chase the Snowman

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Scottish Deerhounds in Walt Disney's 'Mary Poppins'

This is one of my all time favourite movies and the whole family watched this just yesterday - Mary Poppins. It was only then we noticed a Scottish Deerhound in the movie - and why not? After all, it's set in Victorian London, a period when auld Queen Vic had brought Scottish Deerhounds into vogue inspired by her highland jaunts. 'Bert' (Dick Van Dyke's character) has screeved a Landseer work onto the pavement in chalk. The original "Stag at Bay" is now hung in Dublin Castle and owned by the Guiness family should you wish to view it.
So here we are into our eighth year of deerhound blogging and it's a happy new year to all and remember: Oh, it's a jolly holiday with Mary, Mary makes your heart so light, When the day is gray and ordinary, Mary makes the sun shine bright.