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    Walking to Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye

    Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland © Scotiana.com

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s cousin, David Alan Stevenson worked on twenty-six (26) Scottish lighthouses during his career. Among them, near Glendale, is one of Scotland’s most famous, the Neist Point lighthouse on the Duirinish peninsula, the most westerly point of the Isle of Skye.

    1909…

    On […]

    The Scottish Tales of Moray Firth with Hugh Miller…

    Hugh Miller was born in 1802, in Cromarty. It is a lovely little town, a former royal burgh, situated at the end of the so-called “Black Isle” which, contrary to what the name suggests and also, on a quite different register, contrary to Herge’s description of the place in his volume of Tintin entitled The […]

    Happy Hogmanay, Happy New Year et Bonne Année 2017!

    ! With 39 different local times in use, it takes 26 hours for the New Year to encompass all time zones 😉

    Happy Hogmanay to our Scottish friends!

    “Each age has deemed the new-born year ‘The fittest time for festal cheer’. ” — Walter Scott

    Bonne Année à […]

    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 […]