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Iona Community 75th Anniversary display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | In May 2013 the Iona Community is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its foundation, and the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s arrival on the island of Iona.  The Iona Community was …Continue reading →

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Scotland’s last saint : St John Ogilvie TAGS: | | | | | The 10th of  March is celebrated as the feast day of St John Ogilvie in the Roman Catholic Church. The only post-Reformation saint from Scotland.  John Ogilvie (1578/9–1615) was born …Continue reading →

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The wood-walls of Scotland : a Christmas Carol TAGS: | | | | | | | | | New College Christmas Carol Service is taking place today at 5pm in the Martin Hall, led by members of the New College community and with singing from the New College Choir. Here’s a …Continue reading →

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The saint, the saltire and a Scottish legend TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, November 30, is Saint Andrew’s day,  also celebrated as Scotland’s national day. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (available online to University of Edinburgh users)  notes that the cult of St …Continue reading →

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Psalms for St Cecilia’s Day TAGS: | | | | | | | | The feast of St Cecilia’s Day is traditionally celebrated on November 22nd.  A 3rd century martyr, St Cecilia is known as the patron saint of musicians. Her legend relates that, as …Continue reading →

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From Greek to Gaelic TAGS: | | | | | | Just over 400 items which together form the Gaelic Collections at New College Library have now been catalogued online and their details can now be browsed online using the shelfmark “Gaelic …Continue reading →

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Gaelic hymns from the Highlands TAGS: | | | | | | | New College Library’s recently catalogued Gaelic Collections contain several editions of  “Dain spioradail ” by the celebrated hymn writer Peter Grant. This edition at Gaelic Coll. 250  is the fifth …Continue reading →

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Bagpipe music of the Isles TAGS: | | | | | | I’m delighted to announce that just over 400 items which together form the Gaelic Collections at New College Library have now been catalogued online and their details can now be browsed …Continue reading →

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To Africa with Love TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today’s Centre for the Study of World Christianity Research Seminar is presented by Dr Jack Thompson, ‘African mission photography: Light on Darkness’. This item, Reports of the Glasgow Missionary Society, from …Continue reading →

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New College Library record of Jacobite Edinburgh TAGS: | | | | | | | | | On 15 September 1745 a Jacobite army was at the gates of Edinburgh. Charles Edward Stuart had arrived to attempt to regain the Scottish throne for the exiled House of …Continue reading →

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A Stitch in Time: Mahābhārata Delivered Online I don’t know if I have ever been more excited about a digitisation project going...
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