A Day at Go Ape

I hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely summer weather so far! Now that lockdown restrictions have eased, why not try out a fun, thrill based activity with your friends and family. We at Cooper Cottages decided on embark on an adventure amongst the trees by visiting Go Ape at Aberfoyle. Go Ape is an…

Battle of Homildon Hill 1402

In the next chapter of the Scottish History series, we take a look at the Battle of Homildon Hill in 1402. During the time leading to the repudiation of the Truce of Leulinghem, both Kingdoms began to raid the other. On 22 June 1402, a small force backed by the Scots government, returning from one such…

The Battle of Harlaw

In the next chapter of the Scottish history series we take a look at the battle of Harlaw (1411) which was fought between English backed Highlander forces under Donald of Islay, and a Lowland army led by Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar. The battle saved Aberdeen from being sacked and checked the expansionist policies of…

The Easter Rising

  In this weeks instalment of the Scottish History series we take a look at one of the most famous socialist and trade union leaders from Edinburgh who led the Easter Rising in Dublin,1916. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, James Connolly is a particular controversial individual who led a small rebellion in Dublin, Ireland. At the…