Scotland

What’s in a Name – WARDEN and links with Napoleon Bonaparte

Surnames evolved as a way to put people into groups whether by their occupation, place of origin, patronage, clan or even physical attributes. The surname Warden was first used in England to mean watchman or guardian. The Wardens The name is first found in 1066 and it was used by a gentleman named Wluric Uuerdenus …

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Loch Leven Castle

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN KINROSS-SHIRE BEFORE 1872

As part of my dissertation, I researched literacy levels in Kinrosshire from 1696 until 1872 when the 1872 Education (Scotland) Act was introduced.  This blog forms part of my dissertation explaining the evolution of education in Kinross-shire which is reflection of the rest of the nation. Currently part of Perth and Kinross region, Kinross-shire is …

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