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    Places of interest in Kintyre: Saddell Abbey & Castle

    In Norse, Saddell means “sandy valley” and the ruins of Saddell Abbey are situated in this lovely and quiet glen where the Saddell Water flows into the Kilbrannan Sound on the east coast of Kintyre. The beauty of the landscape around, the ruined abbey echoing times long past and the remarkable collection of medieval slabs […]

    “Scotland can still emerge as the real winner”…

     

    One week ago, on Wednesday 17 September, Scotland was about to live one of its greatest pages of history with most of the Scottish people feeling like on the eve of a battle. Indeed, the Scottish independence referendum WAS a battle, a peaceful battle but with big consequences, a battle between […]

    YES or NO That’s the BIG question in Scotland today…

     

    The Saltire and Union flags on Arthur’s Seat photo Carol McCabe in The Telegraph

    YES or NO to become independent from the United Kingdom, that is the big question to be answered in Scotland today! A historical day indeed !

    The above photo of the Saltire and the Union flags being raised on […]

    A strong wind of change is blowing in Scotland…

     

    North Berwick Scottish flags © 2007 Scotiana

    Dear readers,

    It has escaped nobody that a strong wind of change is blowing in Scotland these days, a wind murmuring echoes of the old Scottish dream of independence, a dream which is not shared by all, far from it. In a very few days […]

    On Drumossie Moor the sad echoes of Culloden battle…

     

    Culloden battlefield Scottish side © 2012 Scotiana

     

    They used to call it Drumossie Moor – a bleak stretch of boggy, heather-clad upland moor above Culloden House, south-east of Inverness, overlooking the broad waters of the Moray Firth. This was where the last pitched battle on British soil was fought, on 16 April […]