Largs, 1263 and today!

 

Lovely sunny weather here in Scotland. Having a day off last week we made the 40 minuter journey to the seaside town of Largs. Largs is most famous for the battle of Largs in 1263. At that time the Scottish islands belonged to the king of Norway, and 1263 was the last showdown between Scotland and Norway. Historians disagree about the significance of the battle.  A late colleauge of mine was taught history at Glasgow Univeristy and when they came to the battle of Largs the lecutrer, shouting out ‘the battle of Largs was a mere skirmish!’ flung the chalk duster at the wall with maximum force. A rarely used but highly effective teaching method!

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