ASF Spotlight on Scotland’s Remote learning opportunities
How often we hear from ASF Members and friends how they wish they had studied in Scotland – or could do so – but life has now made that impossible.
No longer true. Remote learning has changed all that. Members of the ASF team have in recent years been undertaking several courses — and ASF as a bridge between the US and Scotland will in the coming weeks spotlight courses from partners and associates we feel you may enjoy
Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of a subject or earn earn a professional or academic credential–a certificate for professional development receive college credit for a degree—these classes, taught by leading universities, are knowledge packed and fun!
May Spotlight: Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy
The course will allow you to Celebrate and Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns with this FREE University of Glasgow online course!
The topics covered will include the cultural reputation of Robert Burns as patriot, lover, and man of the people, as well as as poet and songwriter, Major works such as ‘Scots Wha Hae’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, ‘A Man’s a Man’, ‘The Vision’, and ‘Auld Lang Syne’, the commemoration of Burns in material culture, and the international celebrity and legacy of Burns.
There are no requirements to take the course – except for your love of Burns … and perfect for those with an interest in Robert Burns, Scottish history, poetry, song and culture. Click here to start today, https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/robert-burns
The magnificent Scottish State Coach, will be displayed from July 30th – August 28th in the forecourt of Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, to mark HM The Queen’s 90th birthday year.
The Coach which was originally called the Cambridge Coach, was built for HRH The Duke of Cambridge in 1830 and used for the coronation of his brother, William IV, the following year. In 1968 HM The Queen instructed that she wished to have a coach for Scotland.
The Cambridge coach was remodeled and renamed the Scottish State Coach.
The emblems of the Order of the Thistle, and the Scottish version of the Royal Arms were painted on the sides, and a model of the Crown of Scotland was added to the roof.
As writer and historian, Roddie Martine noted:
“This is Scotland’s very own carriage of state, sleek and impressive, cherished throught the years ….. though not ideally suited to the cobbled streets of the Old Town.”
The Queen first used the Scottish State Coach on 22 May 1969, . The coach has conveyed the Royal Family in the Jubilee Procession, and to the The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh back to Buckingham Palace after the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011