Orkney Islands

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The dog was domesticated 4,500 years ago. Photograph: Santiago Arribas/Historic Environment Scotland

The head of a dog that lived on the Orkney islands in Scotland 4,500 years ago has been recreated in what experts believe is the world’s first canine (...)

Pamela O’Reilly from New Zealand rembered her Grandfather George Robinson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Relatives of those who were on the RMS Leinster when it was sunk by a German submarine 100 years ago have visited the site of the sinking. The mail b(...)

Det Sgt Matthew McLoughlin from Ballycommin, Co Tipperary, was Kitchener’s personal protection officer when the HMS Hampshire hit a mine and sank on June 5th, 1916

The Metropolitan Police in London has issued an appeal to find relatives of an Irish man who drowned with Lord Kitchener 100 years ago. Det Sgt Matt(...)

A nostalgic nod to ham and turnip dinners

There is nothing exotic about the ingredients used to make this particular comfort food. They are cheap and easy to find anywhere in Ireland. I got a(...)

FIVE PREHISTORIC SITES IN BRITAIN   The recent discovery of a “superhenge” of nearly 100 standing stones near Stonehenge has left arch(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon at the Glasgow count declarations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ruadhán Mac Cormaicin Edinburgh The Scottish National Party has redrawn the political map of Britain with a landslide victory that all but wiped out L(...)

 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates in Glasgow as her party secured 56 out of the 59 seats in Scotland. Photograph: Getty

The Scottish National Party is on course for a historic landslide after a spectacular surge for Nicola Sturgeon’s party all but wiped out Labour north(...)

Digging for Britain is a greatest-hits archaeology compilation on BBC Two and the wonderful BBC Four. Each hour-long programme picks a selection of th(...)

The Cemfjord cargo ship after it overturned off the north coast of Scotland. . Photograph: RNLI Wick/PA

Eight crew members of a cargo ship that capsized in heavy seas in the Pentland Firth are presumed lost after a huge search operation failed to find th(...)

Pro-union protestors gesture beside police during a demonstration at George Square in Glasgow this evening. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Hundreds of people crowded into Glasgow’s George Square tonight, with police separating rival supporters of the union and independence.Officers, some (...)

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