The King Penguin

From St James's Gazette - Saturday 07 December 1901 The ’Cutest Thing in the Zoo.' I had a chat the other afternoon with the keeper of my favourite creature at the…

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Piracy off the coast of Islay

The Scottish isle of Islay (pronounced eye-luh) is a peaceful place, hardly one associated with piracy, but in the late eighteenth Century, things were very different. From the Caledonian Mercury…

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Edinburgh Botanics

From the The Scots Magazine - Thursday 01 June 1809. Suggestions for the Improvement of the EDINBURGH BOTANIC GARDEN. All about grew every sort of flowre, To which sad lovers were…

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