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    Surprising Scottish Inventions

    Would you be surprised if I told you that the lawn mower was a Scotttish invention?

    I was! Even though I knew that Scottish ingenuity is source of numerous inventions.

    Lawns were first kept clean and tidy by having animals graze on the grass, or by the use of scythe, sickle, or shears to hand-cut […]

    Echoes of a tragic page of history in the mountains of Glen Coe…

    Such is the atmosphere of the melancholy valley of Glencoe that it still seems to be haunted by what happened there so long ago on that fatal day of 13 February 1692 when 38 members of Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by government forces billeted with them. The friendly and unsuspecting villagers were slaughtered […]

    Jim Clark Remembered ..

     

    Jim Clark memorial sculpture in Kilmany

    Whether or not you are an amateur of Formula I races, you’ll love Iain & Margaret’s last “Letter from Scotland” in which our dear friends tell us about the fascinating story and tragic destiny of Jim Clark, nicknamed “The Flying Scotsman”, one of the greatest motor-racing champion […]

    Christmas and New Year in Scotland

    Dear readers and friends,

    One of the greatest joys that brings us this end of the year is the opportunity to wish you a very joyful holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year!

    Let’s welcome 2019 together.

    We are approaching the big night that marks the arrival of the New Year and in […]

    Scotiana’s choice of books for Christmas 2018…

    “Heap on more wood! The wind is chill ; But let it whistle as it will, We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.”

    (Sir Walter Scott – “Christmas in the Olden Time” from Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field, 1808)

    With hardly one month left until Christmas, it’s high […]