One of George Mackay Brown’s favourite words was marvellous. He used it about the weather, his friends, music, the Dounby Show, the landscape, and about his penn’orth of sweeties and The Hotspur comic for boys. He thought it an intense word, shorthand for the kind of state described by poets such as Dylan Thomas, Muir [...]
Bonjour! Hello again Janice, Marie-Agnès and Jean-Claude!
Our tenth “Letter from Scotland” already!
We often look again at the series of articles you posted last year on the Auld Alliance, especially the description of your visit to the magical Stuart castle, the Château de la Verrerie. (Close to Aubigny-sur-Nère, an Enchanted Stuart Castle : [...]
Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland – Source: Google map
We came back from our 2004 and 2006 trips to the Outer Hebrides (Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, North Uist, South Harris, North Harris, Lewis) with lots of unforgettable memories. We’ll share them with you on Scotiana but today and before investigating, as I’ve promised [...]
Mairiuna, on discovering that the news release by Marshall Islands was about the commemorative stamps issued to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of King James Bible, I immediately felt it could be an interesting subject for Scotiana and I tried to know more about this famous translation of the sacred book and its royal Scottish translator [...]