The Christmas Truce 1914

There are many accounts of Christmas Day from 1914 on the front lines. Several Regiments were involved in the Christmas Day Truce and The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders have their own stories to tell. Here are two accounts of the astonishing events that occured on...

The Battle of New Orleans

Written by Darrin Pierce, Internship student from Stirling University When Did it Start? Britain and United States had been at war since 1812 but the Battle of New Orleans started on December 14, 1814 and ended on January 18, 1815. The Americans were commanded by...

Samuel ‘Big Sam’ MacDonald

Written by Darrin Pierce,  Internship student from Stirling University Who is He? Sergeant Samuel MacDonald was born and raised in Lairg, Sutherland in 1762. He got the famous “Big Sam” nickname for being a unique height for the time period. Many sources state that he...

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