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29 October 2014
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Martyr's Monument, Sighthill Cemetery

On this day in 1820, the proclamation which sparked the Radical War was distributed around Glasgow.

The uprising was led by weavers and commanded a lot of support throughout the west of Scotland. However, the Radicals had been infiltrated by Government agents and the rising was soon quelled, with the ringleaders executed.


The 1 April 1926 saw the birth of Sir William, Mr. Justice MacPherson of Cluny, the noted Scottish jurist. He is the 27th Chief of Clan Macpherson and a respected High Court judge. He achieved national attention as the author of the landmark report on the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry in 1999.


Today's recipe: make your first dish of the new lamb season this delicious shepherd's pie.


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