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    Celebrating Christmas in Edinburgh and Hogmanay near Glencoe!!!

    Never did I dream that one day we could be in Edinburgh for Christmas and in the neighbourhood of Glencoe to celebrate Hogmanay! Many thanks to our dear children and family who have made this dream come true and have offered us an absolutely wonderful trip to Scotland for my birthday… nothing could have made […]

    Dr. Donald Caskie of Islay (1902-1983), the ‘Tartan Pimpernel’ ..

    Bonjour Marie-Agnes, Janice et Jean-Claude ! 🙂 Hello again from Scotland ! How are you all today ? . A few weeks ago we saw Remembrance Sunday, which in Britain has now for a hundred years been observed on the second Sunday of November. In recent times though, it has become common also to […]

    Halloween Scottish Style

    Trick or treat, bag of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street… for tonight it’s Halloween!

    The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, werewolves howl, and phantoms prowl as Halloween is upon us.

    But really…what is Halloween all about? Well, back in the 16th century, the name Halloween was derived from […]

    Scotiana’s Favourite Castles: Fyvie Castle – Part I

    There are many fabulous castles in Scotland but some of them, like Fyvie Castle or Drum Castle which I introduced last time on Scotiana, well deserve to be visited again and again. We discovered Fyvie Castle in 2006, re-visited it in 2007 and again in 2015 but we would have nothing against visiting it again. […]

    Dr John Rae Arctic Explorer : Scottish Canadian link

    While surfing on Twitter, I stumbled upon a video from Peter Mansbridge (documentary film producer – Toronto – Canada) which tweet captured my attention: “Okay, so I got a little carried away in Scotland today doing a little Canadian history. Here’s a teaser for you.”

    I watched the video and was delighted to hear […]