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    August 2011
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    Summer Reading: Alexander McCall Smith’s 44 Scotland Street



    'Girl stands in a field reading her book' Harold Knight (1874-1961)


    Hi everybody!

    With autumn already touching our gardens and woods with its warm colours, it may seem a little late to write a page about “summer reading” but isn’t it a good idea to make summer […]

    The Leningrad Album, a Token of Scottish-Russian Friendship in War ..

    . Bonjour, Marie-Agnès, Jean-Claude et Janice! Ca va? – How are you today? 🙂 . I wonder whether our readers have guessed that, as well as sending these occasional Letters from Scotland, Margaret and I correspond regularly with you by email? We write in English, Marie-Agnès and Jean-Claude in French, and Janice often alternates between […]

    15 August 2011: Sir Walter Scott’s 240th Birthday!

    Sir Walter Scott Monument Edinburgh © 2007 Scotiana

    Hi Mairiuna!

    While checking my agenda this morning, I noticed a scribble indicating that today was Sir Walter Scott’s birthday!

    I said to myself that we could not let this day go by without honouring our favorite scottish writer . To celebrate his priceless legacy […]