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    St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney: The ‘Light in the North’…

     

    Orkney road on a rainy autumn day © 2012 Scotiana

    Hi everybody,

    Hi Janice 😉 Many thanks for writing so interesting and funny pages… I’m always looking forward to reading them. What unforgettable moments you’re evoking… I would like so much to be in Scotland again!

    We were in Orkney last September for […]

    Melrose Abbey : a King, a Wizard and Sir Walter Scott’s Faithful Servant Buried There?

    Ardvreck Castle Loch Assynt Sutherland Scotland Source : Wikipedia

    While travelling all over Scotland we’ve discovered a great number of ruins and visited some of them, from the grandiose remains of castles, abbeys and churches, often set in dramatic landscapes, to the more modest and heartbreaking crofts and […]

    Robert the Bruce’s Heart Buried at Melrose Abbey

    In 2000, when we first visited Melrose Abbey, we did not know that the heart of Robert the Bruce, the famous Scottish King who defeated the English army at Bannockburn, on 24 June 1314, was buried there.

    Indeed, we didn’t know much about Scotland and its history for it was our first journey there, only […]

    Magnificent Melrose Abbey …

    Hi Mairiuna! Delighted to read your last post 🙂

    As we have not had the chance to visit this architectural gem by night, as suggested by Sir Walter Scott in his marvelous poem ” The Lay of the Last Minstrel”, this little video created with the photos we took while visiting the […]

    Melrose Abbey: an Architectural Gem in the Scottish Borders

    Melrose Abbey © 2006 Scotiana

    Melrose Abbey is a religious, historical and architectural landmark in Scotland, one you must not miss when you visit the Scottish Borders, together with the three other very beautiful Border abbeys : Dryburgh, Jedburgh and Kelso. They are in ruins but we love them all, especially Melrose and Dryburgh […]