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    Inverness Quebec Scottish link with Settlers from Arran Islands

    Hello dearest friends,

    As you might know by now, I’m passionate of all things Scottish related!

    Therefore, in my ongoing quest of Quebec-Scottish links, I’m very happy, as a native Quebecer, to share a glimpse on the origin of a brave, courageous and thoughtful municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region of Canada named Inverness ( […]

    Happy Hogmanay!

    The countdown to 2020 is well and truly on…..A guid New Year to ane an` a` and mony may ye see!

    Happy Hogmanay from Scotiana! Our team wishes you all the very best of Scottish travels in 2020 and throughout its decennial 🙂


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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 […]