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posted 16 Jun 2014, 09:55 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 16 Jun 2014, 14:30 ]

Whisky Comedy Show in Oslo

posted 13 Mar 2014, 04:57 by Odd Henrik Brembo

Its not a Cally meeting, but this may be on interest to members:

Alan Anderson will be performing his comedy whisky tasting show Whisky For Dafties at The Whisky Bar, Rådhusgata 28, Oslo, Norway on Wed 21 & Thurs 22 November 2012.

Whisky For Dafties is a critically acclaimed 4 star show that sold out its 4 week runs at the Edinburgh Fringe in both 2011 & 2012.

For more information please visit

Cally Whisky and Haggis Night!

posted 13 Mar 2014, 04:56 by Odd Henrik Brembo

Cally Whisky and Haggis Night!

Taste 6 different whiskies

Sample the best haggis produced in Norway


The Cally kicks off the 2012/2013 season as usual with a whisky extravaganza. This time it is accompanied with haggis produced in Norway by our esteemed Vice-President and approved by our patron, Lord Sinclair and his entire clan in Otta last month.

When: Thursday 27th September 2012. Doors open 18.30 for a 19.00 start.
Where: Høyres HusStortingsgata 20, Oslo
How Much: 450 NOK for members and 550 for guests

Registration: Email to John ( or call him on 48 29 73 99

Whisky space experiment tribute launched

posted 13 Mar 2014, 04:55 by Odd Henrik Brembo

Whisky space experiment tribute launched

A limited edition whisky has been launched to mark a unique experiment in space.....

Read on BBC

Up coming season 2012/2013

posted 13 Mar 2014, 04:54 by Odd Henrik Brembo

Here are the dates for the upcoming 2012/2013 season:

Thursday 27th September 2012 - Cally Whisky and Haggis Night!
Thursday 25th October 2012
Thursday 29th November 2012 - Christmas event
Saturday 26th January 2013 - Burns Supper
Thursday 28th February 2013
Thursday 21st April 2013

(Note: dates subject to adjustment)

Viking house mice staged their own invasion

posted 13 Mar 2014, 04:53 by Odd Henrik Brembo

(From The Scotsman Newspaper)

A groundbreaking study by researchers in Scotland and England has revealed that when Norwegian Vikings came to Scotland they also brought house mice which staged their own rodent invasion of the Northern and Western Isles and the north of Scotland. The study's findings are published today in the latest edition of The Proceedings of the Royal Society journal. They show that while house mice in the south of England owe their origins to the first house mice which arrived in Britain during the Iron Age, the first major house mice "invasion" of Scotland did not happen until centuries later, when the Vikings first sailed across the North Sea. One of the researchers, Dr Cath Jones, a senior lecturer in the Department of Zoology at Aberdeen University, said that by studying the genetic make-up of various house mice using DNA technology, the team had made some amazing discoveries.

"We have found that most of the mice in the north of Scotland – from Orkney, Shetland and Caithness – are all of one very similar type that we have named the Orkney lineage and they are very similar to Norwegian mice. And the only explanation for that is that when the Vikings came raping and pillaging to Scotland they took their house mice with them." Future studies with mice may help researchers document Viking movements such as the colonisation of Faroe, Iceland and even North America.

National Museums books

posted 13 Mar 2014, 04:52 by Odd Henrik Brembo

We would like to draw the attention of the Caledonian Society of Norway to the fact that National Museums Scotland produce many fine books in many areas of Scottish and other interest plus National Museums Scotland-related matters.
Search for them here: Search National Museums Books

Flyfishing around the world

posted 13 Mar 2014, 04:51 by Odd Henrik Brembo

Please hold the following dates free in your diaries: March 3rd. Fly Fishing around the world!

Potential Speakers
As you know, your Committee is always seeking down new and interesting guest speakers. However, there are limits to our spheres of influence. Therefore, if you happen to have seen or you know of some interesting speakers that could be available for future meetings, please contact myself on membership@cally.orgwith further details. A small reward may not be out of the question as a Finder's Fee.

Your Committee hopes that we will see many of you again at the upcoming meetings, and we are especially keen to hear from any of you with suggestions.
Finally, there are now Caledonian Society of Norway groups in LinkedIn? and Facebook. Follow the respective links to get there. An account at LinkedIn? & Facebook is required to join the groups. This new Social Media gives our members and non-members alike the opportunity to share information and open discussions on matters relevant to our Society.
Yours Aye,
David C. Frew
Membership Secretary
The Caledonian Society of Norway

The Italian chapel in Orkney

posted 13 Mar 2014, 04:43 by Odd Henrik Brembo

Philip Paris is a writer in the Highlands of Scotland and has recently had published a book that may be of interest to some members. The Italian chapel in Orkney is one of Scotland's most famous tourist attractions, and one of the greatest symbols of hope and peace to come out of the Second World War.

The chapel was built by Italian prisoners of war and although it is known around the world its story has never been told before in any depth. During more than three years of research Philip has tracked down people who had been POWs in the Orkney camps, as well as the families of some of the key artists and the people who ran Camp 60, in which the chapel was built. The result is the historical fiction The Italian Chapel, which tells the true story of how the building came into existence.

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