The Scottish GENES blog has now ceased publication - for continuing Scottish news please refer to its sister blog, British GENES, at http://britishgenes.blogspot.com. The Scottish GENES posts will remain online as an archive of Scottish genealogical news from 2007-2011. Alba - agus Scottish GENES - gu bràth!
If you have a hole in one (or perhaps both) of your socks, you could always try to win a replacement pair by competing in the annual Carnwath Red Hose Race, due to take place on June 22nd. Instigated by James IV as a means to find the fastest runner capabale of bringing news of invasion, this year sees its 500th anniversary.
To enter, you need to be over 16 and resident in South Lanarkshire, and in desperate need of a new pair of red hose! The three mile long race is limited to just 150 runners this year.