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    Scotiana’s Favourite Castles in Scotland…

    We’ve already visited a number of castles in Scotland but there are still many more to discover for as a taxi driver told us in Glasgow: “In Scotland one can find a castle, or what remains of it, at every turn of the road.” As I was writing my post about Linlithgow Palace, the first […]

    Back from Scotland: the Magic of Alba…

     

    Fyvie Castle Mairiuna opening the gate © 2015 Scotiana

    What would he find there ? What new friends would he make ?

    What new songs would he sing ? Over what graves would he stand a moment in thought ?

    (In Search of Scotland – […]

    Blue Modern Tartan at Cawdor Castle

    Hi Mairiuna!

    It was truly a pleasure to read your post “The Wonderful Colors of Scotland: Blue…” , so much, it inspired me to gain more insights about blue tartans!

    The first thing that came to my mind was the blue tartan rug layed upon the corridors leading us through oddly-angled rooms and appartements […]

    A journey around Scotland: from North Berwick to Tantallon Castle…

     

    A View of Tantallon Castle – circa 1816 – Alexander Nasmyth – Wikimedia

    Tantallon screams defense. From a distance, its walls soar out of the rocky headland like a monster fortification. A single line of huge wall was all that was necessary to defend this promontory from the land. Sea cliffs fall away […]

    A journey around Scotland: from Aberlady to Dirleton Castle…

     

    Aberlady Bay East Lothian © 2012 Scotiana

     

     

     

    Tuesday 4 September: from Aberlady Bay to Dirleton Castle our journey around Scotland goes on…

    On our agenda today we’ve planned to follow the scenic coast road (A 198) from Edinburgh to Dunbar. Our first stop will be at Aberlady bay. […]