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    ScotClans: The MacGregors from Glen Strae, near Perthshire

    Hi Mairiuna!

    I’m happy to learn, inside your latest article touring us around Arcachon’s ‘less known heights’, that old villas of the area had a Scottish link!

    Great discovery my friend 😉 .

    And I just love the black & white postcards you showcased, as they romantically travel us back into time …

    The following […]

    Lord Strathcona’s Glencoe Estate bought back by MacDonald’s of Glencoe descendance

    As mentioned in my previous post, Donald Alexander Smith (1820-1914), 1st Baron Strathcona, was famously known for having created, at its own expense, the most illustrious military regiment, the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians).

    Born on Scotland’s northeast coast, in the small town of Forres, Morayshire, in Scotland, he really had simple personal taste.


    Ann Cleeves’s Scottish Sense of Place in The Shetland Quartet

    Very hot summer day in Bordeaux, especially in my attic room which overlooks our neighbours’s blue swimming pool ! I feel like flopping down on a deck chair in the garden with a good book and fresh lemonade. Of course I would choose a detective novel or a thriller ! It’s quite topical on Scotiana […]

    Let Glasgow flourish!

    Glasgow Coat of Arms – 2007

    This is the tree that never grew.

    This is the bird that never flew.

    This is the bell that never rang.

    This is the fish that never swam.

    (Traditional rhyme associated with the symbols of Glasgow’s coat of […]

    Glasgow: A Sense Of Place in Scottish Crime Fiction

    What a great tour into Sue Walker’s literary work you just guided us through Mairiuna!

    It is so interesting that I will continue on the same path for a while and explore how the unique atmosphere of a particular place provides inspiration to an author. And come to think of it, to capture such “sense […]