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2 days ago

Scotland Correspondent

Today is ‘Left Handers Day’ when we’re encouraged to think about the difficulties of being left handed but one Scottish clan is famous for making it a positive rather than negative experience.
Clan Kerr, a warrior clan from the Scottish Borders used to train their men to fight left-handed and even had their stronghold of Ferniehirst Castle built with a left-handed staircase to thwart invaders.
In the 15th century most castles had spiral staircases which climbed clockwise through the fortifications. That meant any right-handed attackers would find it hard to wield their swords while charging up stairs as their swing would be blocked by the wall. Conversely defenders could easily use their swords if they were going up backwards or charging down a staircase.
Left-handed swordsmen also had an advantage in open conflict as the majority of their right-handed opponents rarely trained against left-handed sword thrusts so left themselves open to a surprise attack.
A 1970s medical study suggested up to 30 per cent of Clan Kerr members were naturally left-handed compared to just 10 per cent of the wider population.
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4 days ago

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Major chocolate manufacturers are trying to cut down on sugar in their products but one small, independent chocolatier from Glasgow is way ahead of them. Rebel Chocolate has less than half the amount of sugar than regular chocolate, 25 per cent more protein and lots more taste issuu.com/scotlandcorrespondent/docs/scotland_correspondent_issue_20/116?ff=true See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Scotland Correspondent

They start them young in Canada…the Cobourg Highland Games in Ontario has a great approach to getting youngsters involved in their Scottish heritage issuu.com/scotlandcorrespondent/docs/scotland_correspondent_issue_20/20?ff=true See MoreSee Less

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