Trace your Scottish ancestry – Scotland

It is possible to do genealogy research at the New Register House, pictured below.  It is located conveniently close to Waverley Station and The Balmoral.  This structure (1858) along with the General Register House (1788), is the home of the National Records of Scotland.  The National Records of Scotland exists “to select, preserve, and make Read More.. Trace your Scottish ancestry – Scotland

Travel Restrictions – At Home and Abroad

CCSA continues to monitor changes to travel. Currently – and it is only September – Belize, Ireland, and the UK are Level 4 on the USDOS travel advisory. As noted on each advisory web page, this is due to COVID-19. For many of us, including CCSA’s home location of Bowling Green, KY, level 4 (or Read More.. Travel Restrictions – At Home and Abroad

Leakey’s Bookshop—heaven on earth! – Scotland

This amazing place is credited with housing over 100,000 volumes of quality used books, maps, prints, and more. The bookshop was started in 1979, and by 1982 had moved into a former church from the 17th century. The setting of stained glass, spiral staircase and original pulpit brings that extra ambience to the luxury of Read More.. Leakey’s Bookshop—heaven on earth! – Scotland

Inverness the Capital of the Highlands – Scotland

My journey to the Highlands involved train travel from Edinburgh—gosh I love that mode of transportation!  The train station is efficiently located in the center of town, a short distance north of the River Ness which bisects the town. I didn’t stay at the Royal Highland Hotel, pictured here as practically adjoining the station, but Read More.. Inverness the Capital of the Highlands – Scotland

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – Scotland

The amazing structure I visited in December 2019 is a combination of Art Gallery and Museum.  A major redo from 2003 to 2006 opened up the space and allowed for the exhibiting of double the items from 4,000 to 8,000.  You definitely will find something to fascinate you!  Let’s step inside this Victorian gem, first Read More.. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – Scotland

New Semester. New Opportunities.

We’ve been watching the trends carefully.  We’ve also been holding out hope the COVID-19 impacts would move to a manageable level.  However, with uncertainty of how travel will be impacted over the coming months – the key recruitment time for CCSA winter programs – the Executive Committee agreed with the staff assessment that CCSA should Read More.. New Semester. New Opportunities.

Mackintosh Design and Glasgow

Let’s journey now through the delightful variations of Art Nouveau, the global art movement transitioning the 19th century into the early 20th century.  In general, a definition of Art Nouveau is: focused primarily on the decorative arts, employing sinuous, curvilinear shapes inspired by nature.  Here is an example based on that definition. This is the Read More.. Mackintosh Design and Glasgow