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    Rebus: Consultant Detective in ‘Even Dogs In The Wild’ by Ian Rankin

    Its no secret about how we all, here at, feel about Ian Rankin’s books featuring John Rebus adventures on the crime scenes of Edinburgh, but for those who may not know it…we LOVE Rebus!

    To discover his complex character is simply fascinating and now, with his announced retirement and transitionning into a consultant […]

    North Harris: a Source of Inspiration for J.M. Barrie…



    Blue waters and pink sands in Harris Outer Hebrides © 2000 Scotiana

    Dear readers,

    We have wonderful memories of our trips in the Outer Hebrides in 2003, 2004 and 2006 which led us from Lewis in the north to Barra and Vatersay in the south. We’re eager to go back there to […]

    Robert Burn’s Poet’s Path in Alloway(video)

    Ayrshire Coastal Walking Path – Scotland – Source:

    Hi Mairiuna!

    From all the marvelous paths one can travel while exploring the Scottish walking trails, one that I would be delighted to experiment is the Ayrshire Coastal path as illustrated in the map above. Just imagine how exciting it is to see seals, porpoise […]

    The Poet’s Path in Alloway and Tam O’ Shanter story…



    The poet’s bust in Burns Cottage garden in Alloway© 2012 Scotiana

    Hi everybody,

    Hi Janice ! Do you remember the day we spent in Alloway, the native village of Robert Burns? Quite an unforgettable day indeed but sadly enough it was the last but one day of our 2012 trip around Scotland…


    A visit to Alloway In Memoriam of Robert Burns…



    Bust of Robert Burns in Alloway Memorial © 2012 Scotiana

    Today is a date not to be missed on the calendar for it is the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, the great national bard of Scotland whose poems are known and sung all over the world… so let us celebrate […]