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  • Essay On Scottish Enlightenment

    Roy Porter has discussed the Scottish Enlightenment in these terms and in his own words, spliced ‘Scottish thinkers into the British story as a whole’. The historiography suggests many scholars and historians consider the Scottish Enlightenment to be a consequence of closer association with England and more specifically as a direct result of the Union of Crowns in 1707. Many key figures of the Enlightenment were born or were educated in Scotland, and Scotland’s contribution to the world is measured in the extent of the influence of her most famous sons. Prior to studying Glasgow history, I held the view that Glasgow, and more broadly Scotland made a significant contribution to the Enlightenment and to the modern world. The extent to which this general consensus is true or is the by-product of civic and national pride must be assessed by considering the role of key Glasgow and Scottish thinkers and the intellectual climate during the era. I will also consider Scotland’s influences prior to the Union in 1707 in order to assess the extent to which the Union was the cause of the Scottish Enlightenment or simply correlated with its…

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  • Essay On Selkie Monologue

    I had swam into the hidden undersea cave that contained my human clothing. Last evening I’d had a vision; I would find my lifemate in the area above the sea caves. I needed to find her as my vision of the woman, was too strong to disregard. She’d been a well-built sturdy young Scot lass with sparkling green eyes and long dark auburn hair which flows to her waist. I had seen her in my dream, dancing at the local Highland Gathering. The young woman of my dream was my destiny. My name’s…

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  • Community Education

    In community education there is also often a responsibility with working with poor or disadvantaged communities and this stems from the mid 1900s when reforms began in relation to health, housing and government and people responding to and supporting the voice of the poor admist these reforms. In Part 1 of the Scottish Executive Guidance for Community Learning and Development there is a section which reads ‘In many parts of Scotland poverty and disadvantage are concentrated in particular…

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  • Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song (1932)

    Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935). Born of peasant ancestry, Gibbon was an active socialist and writer at work during the Scottish Renaissance of the early to mid twentieth century alongside such contemporaries as Neil M. Gunn (1891-1973) and Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978). The author 's careful employment of stream-of-consciousness technique, the Scots idiom and social realism have marked this particular text out as one of the most innovative and defining…

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  • Role Of Evil In Macbeth

    ‘Macbeth and Lady Macbeth commit monstrous acts, but they are not monsters. Discuss.’ ‘Fate’ and ‘Ambition’ are the two keys components that drive the play Macbeth forward. In terms of plot and characterization, the two powerful characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth take fate into their hands to reach towards their goals which lead to a series of misfortunes and sins which turns them from an ambitious person into a monster. The play starts with the three witches quoting, ‘Fair is foul, and foul…

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  • What Are The Advantages Of The Act Of Trade Union

    In 1707, The Act of Union forged the nation of Great Britain. This joined the English and Scottish Parliaments into the British Parliament centered in London. The Union promised Scots unhindered access to English markets and colonies. The possibility of economic benefit through trade was a significant pro-union sentiment, expressed best by a Commissioner of Scottish Parliament: This nation is behind all other nations of Europe, for many years, with respect to the effects of an extended trade.…

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  • Elements Of Scots Law

    is the primary source of Scots law and it is decided and approved by the parliamentary will. There are three sources of legislation binding in Scots law: - European legislation - UK legislation - Scottish legislation The law-making power of the…

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  • The Importance Of Parliamentary Sovereignty Of The British Constitution

    parliament, nor can they assemble binding legislation of their own. No Parliament can bind a future parliament meaning that the current parliament cannot create a law that a future parliament would be unable to edit. In its simplest terms parliament is the highest legal authority, however parliament is not the highest decision making body that is the government. Also, parliament is not the most powerful body as that responsibility lies with the people of the UK. As the years have gone by,…

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  • David Hume's Of The Balance Of Trade

    drastically modernized. These primary sources allowed many individuals to truly understand what the thought process was of the those during the 18th century Enlightenment. David Hume, a Scottish philosopher and economist, was one of those men that experienced and participated in the economic aspect of the Age of Reason. In his paper, “Of the Balance of Trade”, Hume presents us with an evaluable primary source that addresses the fiscal backing of trade during this time period. “Of the…

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  • Scottish Devolution Case Study

    L01 Increasingly in recent times there have been questions raised as to whether the interests of the Scottish people would be better served closer to home. Some have argued for greater legislative powers to be transferred to Holyrood, whilst others instead see separation from the Union as being the key to meeting the needs of the people. This essay will examine these issues and more surrounding the governance of Scotland. When looking at what events were pivotal on the road to Scottish…

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