north edinburgh

As a British person I’ve never understood the appeal of the ‘British accent’. Are you into the good ol’ Somerset farmer accent? Scouse? Cockney? South Walian? North? Belfast? Edinburgh? Glasgow? Essex?Yorkshire???? Is it the Tom Hiddleston accent ?

For real I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that speaks like him, he’s disturbingly well spoken

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My suitemates and I just went on a trip for graduation to Berlin and Edinburgh! It was amazing, but here are some of the best photos.

Berlin (Kreuzberg), Edinburgh (old town), Edinburgh (old town/ castle), Berlin (bomb baklava from a sweet bakery in Kreuzberg), Berlin (friedrichshain), Berlin (neues market in Kreuzberg), Berlin (Kreuzberg), Scotland (highlands north of Glasgow), Edinburgh (castle)

okay, so this is a masterlist of locations. it contains the united states, part of the united kingdom, france, canada, and more! i wanted to provide as many options as possible since the world is such a big place and we don’t all live in the same country. this can be used for characters in a roleplay or simply the setting of a story. hope this is helpful! like/reblog if you use.

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The Scottish Union Jack

Because nightbringer24 was curious!

In objecting to the design of Union Flag adopted in 1606, whereby the cross of Saint George surmounted that of Saint Andrew, a group of Scots took up the matter with John Erskine, 18th Earl of Mar, and were encouraged by him to send a letter of complaint to James VI, via the Privy Council of Scotland, which stated that the flag’s design “will breid some heit and miscontentment betwix your Majesties subjectis, and it is to be feirit that some inconvenientis sail fall oute betwix thame, for our seyfaring men cannot be inducit to resave that flage as it is set down”. Although documents accompanying this complaint which contained drafts for alternative designs have been lost, evidence exists, at least on paper, of an unofficial Scottish variant, whereby the Scottish cross was uppermost. There is reason to think that cloth flags of this design were employed during the 17th century for unofficial use on Scottish vessels at sea. This flag’s design is also described in the 1704 edition of The Present State of the Universe by John Beaumont, which contains as an appendix The Ensigns, Colours or Flags of the Ships at Sea: Belonging to The several Princes and States in the World.

On land, evidence confirming the use of this flag appears in the depiction of Edinburgh Castle by John Slezer, in his series of engravings entitled Theatrum Scotiae, c. 1693. Appearing in later editions of Theatrum Scotiae, the North East View of Edinburgh Castle engraving depicts the Scotch (to use the appropriate adjective of that period) version of the Union Flag flying from the Palace block of the Castle. However, it is not shown on the North Prospect of the City of Edenburgh engraving.

On 17 April 1707, just two weeks prior to the Acts of Union coming into effect, and with Sir Henry St George, Garter King of Arms, having presented several designs of flag to Queen Anne and her Privy Council for consideration, the flag for the soon to be unified Kingdom of Great Britain was chosen. At the suggestion of the Scots representatives, the designs for consideration included that version of Union Jack showing the Cross of Saint Andrew uppermost; identified as being the “Scotts union flagg as said to be used by the Scotts”. However, the Queen and her Council approved Sir Henry’s original effort, numbered “one”.

A manuscript compiled in 1785 by William Fox and in possession of the Flag Research Center includes a full plate showing “the scoth [sic] union” flag. This could imply that there was still some use of a Scottish variant before the addition of the cross of St Patrick to the Union Flag in 1801.