Scots Gaelic samhainn, Old Irish samain “summer’s end”, from sam “summer” and fuin “end” is a festival on the end of the harvest season in Gaelic and Brythonic cultures, with aspects of a festival of the dead. Many scholars believe that it was the beginning of the Celtic year. The term derives from the name of a month in the ancient Celtic calendar, in particular the first three nights of this month, with the festival marking the end of the summer season and the end of the harvest. The Gaelic festival became associated with the Catholic All Souls’ Day, and appears to have influenced the secular customs now connected with Halloween. Samhain is also the name of a festival in various currents of Neopaganism inspired by Gaelic tradition. Etymology The Irish word Samhain is derived from the Old Irish samain, samuin, or samfuin, all referring to November 1st latha na samna: Its meaning is glossed as ‘summer’s end’, and the frequent spelling with f suggests analysis by popular etymology as sam ‘summer’ and fuin ‘sunset’, ‘end’.

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Alba is a nation in north-western Europe , the second-largest of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom. It has a sixty mile 96km land border with England to the south, and is separated from Northern Ireland by the North Channel of the Irish Sea. The capital is Edinburgh and the largest city is Glasgow. Scotland is surrounded by the bracing waters of the North Sea to the east, and the North Atlantic Ocean to the west and north.

Scotland is a beautiful country well known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and valleys, rolling hills, green fields and forests, and rugged coastline. While everyone knows the Highlands for this, Scotland is beautiful in the Lowlands, islands and the flat lands of the North-East as well.

Crossrail is a kilometre (mile) railway line under development in London and the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex, England.A large portion of the line, between Paddington in central London and Abbey Wood in the south-east, is due to open in Autumn At the time of this opening, that new section and two other existing routes will be officially renamed the.

History[ edit ] Village centre and mercat cross The town is dominated by Doune Castle , built in the late 14th century. Architecturally it is a mixture of fortress and manor house. Bonnie Prince Charlie passed through Doune in Today, these pistols are collected and can be found in major museums, including the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Allegedly a Doune pistol fired the first shot of the American War of Independence. Sports[ edit ] The local amateur football team Doune Castle A. Archaeology[ edit ] Photograph and reconstruction drawing of the bread oven, Doune, Roman Fort Doune is well known for its pistols and Roman remains, but the Doune area has been inhabited a lot longer and many burial mounds and standing stones supporting this are clearly evident and plentiful.

To the rear of Doune where the Ponds and the Doune Riggs housing development now sits was known locally as Currachmore. This area contained the bluebell wood, an area popular with walkers; it was also part of the Doune Golf course. This area was quarried and the sand coming from here was used in the construction of Longannet. Also lost to the quarrying was a mound measuring yards long, yards wide and 30 feet high, known locally as the Round Wood.

At the time of quarrying, a stone cist or coffin was uncovered and in it were remains of a small boy aged 6, with a small stone axe.

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Novelty candy shaped like skulls, pumpkins, bats, worms, etc. Small bags of potato chips, pretzels and caramel corn Chocolates, caramels, and gum Pumpkin and Apple pie ice cream are sometimes enjoyed Around the World Halloween is not celebrated in all countries and regions of the world, and among those that do the traditions and importance of the celebration vary significantly. Celebration in the United States has had a significant impact on how the holiday is observed in other nations.

The history of Halloween traditions in a given country also lends context to how it is presently celebrated. Celtic Christians may have Samhain services that focus on the cultural aspects of the holiday, in the belief that many ancient Celtic customs are “incompatible with the new Christian religion.

Crossrail is a kilometre (mile) railway line under development in London and the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex, England.A large portion of the line, between Paddington in central London and Abbey Wood in the south-east, is due to open in Autumn At the time of this opening, that new section and two other existing routes will be officially renamed the.

World Military Collectables aims to provide a range of original, quality militaria items from the major combatant forces Drawing on the combined experience of over 50 years in the world of militaria, WMC will seek to present a regularly updated selection of items from the Victorian era to the Second World War. Predominantly featuring items from the First and Second World Wars , from medals , to uniforms, ephemera to aviation, all backed by a money back guarantee.

We attend many of the major militaria shows in the UK where we would be more than happy to acquire single items or collections similar to those on the site. Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force B.

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A little edge chipping on two examples and one is a little dusty, good otherwise. It was never owned by the LNER. However, following nationalisation it was transferred to the Eastern Region of British Railways. Initially, tickets were ordered from the former LNER printing works, many, like this example, being produced with the old company title.

Doune (/ d uː n /; Gaelic: An Dùn, ‘the fort’) is a burgh in the district of Stirling, ‘s postal address places the town in Perthshire which is also its Registration County, although administratively Doune is under the control of Stirling is assigned Falkirk postcodes starting ‘FK’. The village lies within the parish of Kilmadock and mainly within the area.

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A large portion of the line, between Paddington in central London and Abbey Wood in the south-east, is due to open in Autumn At the time of this opening, that new section and two other existing routes will be officially renamed the Elizabeth line, after Queen Elizabeth II. At each end of the central core, the line will divide into two branches: Part of one of the eastern branches, between Liverpool Street and Shenfield, was transferred to a precursor service called TfL Rail in May ; this precursor also took control of Heathrow Connect in May

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Could you please repeat that? The possession and use of small amounts of cannabis by adults is still legal in the communities that have banned non-medical pot shops. Apparently useful for the gloved. Malloy said at a Wednesday evening news conference in Hartford, adding the line serving New Haven was the busiest in the nation, with , daily passengers and serving 38 stations and 23 towns.

The “Fashion Police” star said Mosshart got down on one knee and popped the question during a recent Anguillan vacation. Osbourne has since posted a photo on Instagram of her “new manicure” and, of course, her giant sparkler. The engagement ring from her celebrity chef beau holds sentimental value.

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It will be capable of building tramcars, suburban or inter-city trains and high-speed trains. There will be no trains during two short periods — 20 — 28 October and 16 — 24 February The massive new concourse was completed during a ten day closure of the station over the Christmas and New Year period and is as large as the Wembley football pitch.

All fifteen platforms are linked together for the first time by the new concourse. The revised layout extends to just before Copenhagen Tunnel through which there are still only four tracks. The whole area will be resignalled and it will be possible to handle the significant increase in long distance services planned for

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How many weeks’ holiday a year are there? Nationwide, only about 1. The possession and use of small amounts of cannabis by adults is still legal in the communities that have banned non-medical pot shops. Apparently useful for the gloved. Malloy said at a Wednesday evening news conference in Hartford, adding the line serving New Haven was the busiest in the nation, with , daily passengers and serving 38 stations and 23 towns.

The “Fashion Police” star said Mosshart got down on one knee and popped the question during a recent Anguillan vacation. Osbourne has since posted a photo on Instagram of her “new manicure” and, of course, her giant sparkler. The engagement ring from her celebrity chef beau holds sentimental value. Cowan then made 66 and an unbeaten 77 against Sussex in a tour match that finished on Sunday.

That’s because the federal program only requires schools to verify 3 percent of the applications of people whose reported incomes are closest to eligibility limits. Cuomo and others received donations from developers who benefited. Timothy Henry Gray, 60, had disappeared 22 years earlier without a word to family members, according to siblings.

As a result, return-on-equity ROE – a closely watched measure that shows how much profit a bank can squeeze from shareholders’ funds – has been pressured in recent years as it has become more expensive for banks to hold risky assets. Despite its ubiquitous presence in the United States,analysts say the retailer has not done enough to transformitself into a destination for mobile phone shoppers or to becomesufficiently hip to woo younger shoppers.

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The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is unique in that it is one of the few bridges in the world that tilts! When it is tilted one way, it turns into a normal pedestrian bridge that the public can cross over. When it is tilted the other way though it let boats and ships pass beneath. It would take four Brooklyn Bridges to span the same distance!

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