Blackford, near Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland Source: Spooky67 Flickr
Hello again from Scotland, Janice, Marie-Agnes et Jean-Claude!
With summer almost upon us, the first Highland games of 2010 has already taken place; next on the calendar is the gathering at Blackford (near Auchterarder, Perthshire) – the 141st Blackford Highland Games, scheduled for Saturday, 29th May. [...]
Dryburgh Abbey © 2006 Scotiana
Under the shade of more than centenary cedars, on a loop of the River Tweed, amidst the beautiful ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, lies Sir Walter Scott, the beloved man and great Scottish writer who, having done so much to celebrate his country, finally died like the heroe of [...]
Today people are discovering or rediscovering the great authors of the past. Walter Scott is one of them, a most famous one and not only in Scotland. In France, for example, a new translation of his books is under way, in the prestigious “Bibliothèque de la Pleiade”, each novel being translated, introduced, and annotated [...]
Box stand by Joseph Shillinglaw, Darnick, Broxburghshire – Abbotsford
Hi Mairiuna! I’m back online and must tell you that reading your great post about Sir Walter Scott’s romantic home, Abbotsford, brought back to mind the great number of memorable, historical and valuable objects we saw when visiting the many rooms of his beloved house.
Abbotsford notice board © 2007 Scotiana
The Home of Sir Walter Scott!
Abbotsford © 2000 Scotiana
With hills, fields and woods in the background, like a fairytale castle, the old house emerges from beautiful gardens with its many chimneys, its crenellated turrets and crow stepped gables…