It was the historian Arnold Toynbee who referred to the "dogma" that history is simply "one damned thing after another".
THE referendum battle enters a dramatic final month today as Alex Salmond launches a last push for votes buoyed by polls showing the Yes campaign gaining ground.
ALEX Salmond has admitted that both sides in the independence referendum campaign have been guilty of stretching the truth to try to win the arguments.
The independence referendum will attract the biggest turnout in Scotland's history and draw people who have never voted before and do not feature in opinion polls, Alex Salmond has predicted.
Perhaps the most evocative of all Scottish monuments is the Scottish National War Memorial within Edinburgh Castle which commemorates the many thousands of Scots from home and from the overseas diaspora who fell in the Great War.