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    The Magic of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales for Christmas…

    Some time ago, our daughter’s best friend was looking for ideas of Scottish fairy tales books for her young daughter and she asked me if I had suggestions. I needed no more to turn to my library for over the years I have collected a number of such books and… guess what… hardly had I […]

    Mike Tomkies’s life ‘Between Earth & Paradise”…

    After a rich life of adventures, from the mundane circles of Hollywood where he spent years writing about the biggest movie stars of the world to the wilderness where he finally chose to retire ‘Between Earth and Paradise’, Mike Tomkies, the unforgettable master of Moobli, died on October 6th 2016. Maybe Moobli and Mike’s friends […]

    Lerwick Post Office Staff Imprisoned, November 1914 .. ..

     

    Lerwick Harbour with the old Tolbooth on the left and the Post Office on the right © Iain McEwan 2014

     

    Bonjour Marie-Agnès, Bonjour Jean-Claude, Bonjour Janice,

    The other day I came across a letter I received some years ago from Maurice Fleming, then Editor of the Scots Magazine, telling me about an […]

    Stunning Aurora Borealis Pictures in Scotland

    . A snippet from an article on BBC.com about increasing chances of seeing Aurora Borealis in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England Breathtaking pictures!

    British Geological Survey, Aurorawatch UK and US body Space Weather Prediction Centre have all reported heightened opportunities of spotting the aurora.

    It is due to recent activity on the surface of […]

    The Stables Unicorn in Cromarty, Scotland

    Had it not been for this magnificent sculpture of a white unicorn, I’ve probably would not have noticed, upon leaving the beautiful town of Cromarty, where we delightfully visited the native house of one of Scotland’s premier palaeontologists, Hugh Miller, this very ancient building, circa 1775, named The Stables.

    The Stables, an imposing Georgian […]