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Lancaster Field west of Shetland.

They keep reappraising this well which just gets bigger and bigger. There is now serious talk that it could end up larger than the Ghawar Field in Saudi Arabia – the biggest in the world. First oil anticipated 2019. Dr Robert Trice, head of Hurricane has stated at $40 we are making money, at $50 we’re doing great.

DAVIDSON, Arthur, Walter & Willam with William S Harley (Founders of Harley Davidson motorcycles)


Their father Alexander “Sandy” Davidson emigrated to the US from an estate near Brechin, Scotland, with his wife and six children in 1858

FORSYTH, Alexander John (1769-1843) Inventor of the percussion cap

East Neuk Boatbuilders.


Wooden Ships

International Yacht Brokers who usually have some traditional Scottish boats on offer.

Forbes of Sandhaven (Traditional Boatbuilders)


Highest Village in Britain, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. 1,531 Feet

England claims highest village in UK to be Flash in the Peak District at 1,518 feet.

HENDERSON, Dr Donald Ainslie (1928-2016) Epidemiologist (Eradication of Smallpox)


His parents were both Scots who emigrated to Canada where Donald was born.


Ogilvy Spirits. (SeaWolf white rum)

Angus based. The name SeaWolf comes from the native American for Orca (killer whales)

MayGen Tidal Stream Project

The world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm Located in the wild Pentland Firth between the north coast of mainland Scotland and the Orkney Islands where tidal streams can reach speeds of five meters per second. The initial installation will be four 15 meter high 200 metric ton turbines, each of which will produce 1.5 megawatts of power. The completed scheme will see 269 turbines producing 398 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 175,000 homes. The entire project will be completed by the early 2020s.

BURNSIDE, Ambrose Everett (1824-1881) US General



KERR, Baron John Olaf of Kinlochard GCMG (b 1942) Drafted the Lisbon Treaty including Article 50

A distinguished diplomat born in Grantown on Spey, Scotland. Following the Brexit referendum the Conservative Government intend to use his Article 50 to withdraw from the EU.

The Nobel Prize for Physics 2016

Two Scottish born physicists and one English with a Scots name have jointly won the prize this year. David J Thouless, b Bearsden, Glasgow, J Michael Kosterlitz, b Aberdeen and Duncan Haldane.

Scottish West Coast untapped oil and gas reserves worth trillions. Oil Industry News.

Published on Wednesday 03 September 2014.

Nova Innovation. (First Tidal Array in the World to be Connected to a National Grid)

Edinburgh based tidal power specialists and engineers, Nova, became the first company in the world to connect a tidal array to a national grid. Two out of a series of three 100kw turbines were deployed on 29th August 2016 on Shetland.

Skipper Discovery

Reported in August 2016. Massive oil find near Shetland. It is believed 34 million barrels of thin oil will be recoverable.

Loch Morar (Deepest Freshwater Body of Water in the British Isles)

Depth 1,062 ft (324m)

The Polar Academy.

Set up by Craig Mathieson the Scottish Polar Explorer to give “Inspiration Through Exploration” to the youth of Scotland by taking them on Polar explorations.

Craig Mathieson Polar Explorer.

Craig is the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s explorer-in-residence.

Vorlich Field

August 2016, BP have announced this major North Sea discovery which will result in eventual production of around 5,000 barrels per day worth in excess of £150m PA.

Eagle Exploration Well.

July 2016. In the Greater Kittiwake Area (GKA). Encouraging find by EnQuest.

Bagpuss Field

August 2016. Discovery of “significant” heavy oil reserves in Outer Moray Firth.

The Court of the Lord Lyon.

This office of the King of Arms dates from the 14th century. It is the public registry of all arms and bearings in Scotland.

DYER Henry (1848-1918) Scottish Mechanical Engineer in Japan

Born in what is now Bellshill in Lanarkshire, he studied engineering at Anderson’s College, now Strathclyde University, and at Glasgow University. In 1873, on the recommendation of his professor, he was awarded the post of first Principal and professor of engineering at the newly constructed Imperial College of Engineering (ICE) in Japan, where he played a major part in revolutionising the Japanese engineering education system. He greatly contributed to the progress Japan made to become an industrial giant, and contributed much to Scottish and Anglo-Japanese relations.

Strathearn Juniper Gin, Heather Rose Gin, Oaked Highland and Classic Gin.

Strathearn Distillery, Methven, Perth.

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