Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, understood the Scottish psyche pretty well. He was, of course, a traveller and, finally, an émigré. So he put his finger on the button when he wrote: "For that is the mark of the Scots of all classes: that he stands in an attitude towards the past unthinkable to Englishmen, and remembers and cherishes the memory of his forebears, good or bad. And there burns alive in him a sense of identity with the dead even to the twentieth generation."
It is estimated that there are at least 40 million people world-wide who claim Scottish descent - a lot more than the five million people who actually live in Scotland today. And as Stevenson's words so aptly sum up, Scots have a marked tendency to uphold and cherish their roots.
Galloglas Films are a new company that combines award winning talent in both writing and film production. This year, we will begin releasing a new series of films on DVD that will take you on a thrilling new journey into the history of the Great Scottish Clans. We promise an intelligent yet accessible, gripping journey into a Celtic past claimed by so many. The films will feature unique stories that interweave romance, murder and betrayal, set against a stunning landscape. Presented and written to the highest standards, this series of DVDs will be an unforgettable viewing experience. For Scots across the globe, buying a Great Scottish Clans DVD will be like owning a piece of family history.
Clan Donald – the gripping story of the MacDonalds, the great sea-faring ‘Lords of the Isles’ and the largest clan in the world today, is released by Galloglas Films this month, and is presented by [Read more...]