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A History of Scottish Silversmithing and Traditional Scottish Forms
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A Brief History of Scottish Silversmithing Silver has been Scotland’s most prized precious metal since the first millennium AD, first arriving in the form of coins brought by the Roman army. Local Scottish tribes would collect these coins, not because they had any value outside of Roman territory, but because they were a symbol of Roman favor and high status.In the third century AD, the use of hacksilver was introduced. Hacksilver is exactly what it sounds like: silver objects that have been hacked to pieces. Before recently, archaeologists thought that the Scottish tribes were the ones cutting up the silver,...
November Recipes: First Scots Punch and Buttery Scottish Shortbread
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November is finally here! With the Scottish Games and Gatherings taking place at the beginning of the month, and the Scottish Saint Andrew's Day taking place at the end, November is the perfect time to enjoy some delicious highland treats! Read on for our tasty recipe for First Scots Punch (unspiked) and Scots Punch (spiked), and a mouth-watering recipe for Scottish shortbread. We hope you enjoy! First Scots Punch: Ingredients: -48 oz. cranberry juice -48 oz. lemonade -2 liters (68 oz.) of ginger ale -46 oz. pineapple juice Scots Punch: Prepare First Scots Punch recipe above and add -Vodka to...