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    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. […]

    Why A Montreal Restaurant Was Named Braemar…

    Hi Mairiuna!

    I would like to share with you today a story about a restaurant owned and operated, for many years, back in the 1950’s, by my father, dearest Jean-Paul, the Braemar Restaurant, which was located at 8440 St-Lawrence Boulevard, just north of the Metropolitain Highway 40, which crosses, still nowadays, the city of Montreal, […]