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    Waiting for the Scottish bagpipes in Aubigny-sur-Nère…


    Aubigny-sur-Nère teddy bears Tourist Office © 2010 Scotiana

    As it has been the case for twenty-two years now, the Scottish-French festivities are going to take place in Aubigny-sur Nère on the 14th of July. The whole town will again resound cheerfully with music, cries of joy, and the clatter of horses’ hooves as […]

    Opera Tells Story of Scottish Slaves Hekja & Haki


    Celtic Life – 25th Anniversary – Special Edition


    On this beautiful sunshined day, while reading away stories from Celtic Life – 25th Anniversary Special Edition which compiles the “Best of the Best” articles published in the last quarter century, a title grabbed my fullest attention: Child Slaves From Scotland; A Story rarely […]

    William Laird Macgregor, a Scottish Laird in Arcachon…


    Arcachon et la dune du Pyla – Source Wikipedia

    Hi everybody,

    Can you remember the Scottish link binding together the three picturesque villas you can see below? Fortunately, these villas have survived the wave of destruction which, in the name of renovation (and profit), has deprived Arcachon of some of its most beautiful […]

    Scots Played A Leading Role In Canada’s History

    John MacCrae – Scott 487 – October 15, 1968

    Ken McGoogan, Harper Collins, First Edition 2010


    In reading Mairiuna’s very moving post “In Flanders Fields…Lest We Forget…“, a question came to my mind: when did John Alexander McCrae’s ancestors emigrated to Canada?

    Glancing through the bookshelves […]

    A Mysterious Laird Macgregor in Arcachon…



    Le bassin d’Arcachon old postcard 1958 Scotiana Library

    Hi everybody,

    Summer is lingering this year, with October already here and temperatures still close to 30° Celsius. But we are not going to complain as we can take advantage of this nice weather to visit some places we try to avoid during the […]