John-Bethune

The Rev. John Bethune

By Gloria S. Ross, F.S.A. Scot John Bethune was born in 1751 on the Isle of Skye.  His father, Angus, was descended from a long line of ministers and physicians in the service of the McLeod chiefs.  His mother, Christina, was the daughter  of Donald Camp ...

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Groundhog Day based in Celtic tradition

Did you know that the tradition of Groundhog’s Day, when the groundhog predicts whether or not there will be six more weeks of winter, comes from the old Celtic tradition of Imbolc, also called St. Bride’s Day (Là Fhèill Bhrìde)?  St. Bride’s Day, usually ...