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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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  • 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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  • Grendel's Loyalty In Beowulf

    comes to help Hrothgar, the king of the Danes whose land is being attacked by a monster, Grendel. Beowulf is successful and kills Grendel. To show his bravery and abilities, he even kills Grendel without using weapons. However,Hrothgar is still in trouble, because Grendel's mother is now trying to get revenge. As the poem continues, Beowulf kills Grendel's mother in her lair with a sword that giants used. After the victory, Beowulf returns home to Geats. Fifty years pass but there is still one…

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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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  • 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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  • The Importance Of Parliamentary Sovereignty Of The British Constitution

    have the ability to make, amend or repeal any law they see fit. No other body may over power, amend or set aside the properly enacted legislation of 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…

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  • Scottish Music Influence

    Modern Scottish Music and its Influences Scottish music makes one think of bagpipes, men in kilts and the ever-present question: is there anything on under that kilt? That question will go unanswered. Instead, the music tradition will be discovered. Are there any outside influences responsible for changes in the music? Something else to consider is the geography of the country. The mainland country of Scotland is considered a part of the island of Great Britain. The north-west region of Scotland…

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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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  • Kilts In Scotland Research Paper

    Kilts in Scotland signify and symbolize multiple aspects of Scottish society. Specifically, men wore the kilts in celebration to denote their loyalty to a clan. It is this common tradition wearing such a “distinctive national apparatus,” that give Scottish man and Scottish culture an iconic presentation (Roper 15). In addition to the kilt, the bagpipe is also a part of this commonly seen and known symbolism. The tradition of wearing such apparatuses is more modern than most people assume. As a…

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  • Reflective Log Examples

    into own care and making the decisions about the treatments. (The Scottish Government, 2009) Using relevant supporting literature and evidence, discuss what you learned in relation to this topic and in what ways it relates to values and rights based nursing practice: There are many definitions of Person Centred Care. NHS Education Scotland describes it as working with individual, their carers and family to identify and achieve goals, that are purposeful to them. (NHS Education for…

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