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    The Scottish Tales of Moray Firth with Hugh Miller…

    Hugh Miller was born in 1802, in Cromarty. It is a lovely little town, a former royal burgh, situated at the end of the so-called “Black Isle” which, contrary to what the name suggests and also, on a quite different register, contrary to Herge’s description of the place in his volume of Tintin entitled The […]

    Short Stories by Great Scottish Authors: George Mackay Brown

    Cloudy sunset over Hoy Sound from a beach near Warbeth cemetery © 2012 Scotiana

     

    Dear readers,

    I’m very happy to be back on the keyboard to share with you new pictures, new stories, new books about our beloved Scotland. Time flies. January is already ending though, in the south west of France, we’re […]

    Rebus: Consultant Detective in ‘Even Dogs In The Wild’ by Ian Rankin

    Its no secret about how we all, here at Scotiana.com, feel about Ian Rankin’s books featuring John Rebus adventures on the crime scenes of Edinburgh, but for those who may not know it…we LOVE Rebus!

    To discover his complex character is simply fascinating and now, with his announced retirement and transitionning into a consultant […]

    North Harris: a Source of Inspiration for J.M. Barrie…

     

     

    Blue waters and pink sands in Harris Outer Hebrides © 2000 Scotiana

    Dear readers,

    We have wonderful memories of our trips in the Outer Hebrides in 2003, 2004 and 2006 which led us from Lewis in the north to Barra and Vatersay in the south. We’re eager to go back there to […]

    Robert Burn’s Poet’s Path in Alloway(video)

    Ayrshire Coastal Walking Path – Scotland – Source: contours.co.uk

    Hi Mairiuna!

    From all the marvelous paths one can travel while exploring the Scottish walking trails, one that I would be delighted to experiment is the Ayrshire Coastal path as illustrated in the map above. Just imagine how exciting it is to see seals, porpoise […]