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    The Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland

    Happy day very dear friends and loyal readers, 🙂

    Gosh we are in for a treat today thanks to Mairiuna who informed me about a beautiful and spectacular garden located at Portrack House near Dumfries in Scotland: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation which opened in 1998, inspired by modern-day cosmological theories.

    It incorporates sculptures, water […]

    A Virtual Journey to the Scottish Islands of St Kilda …

    The first time I heard about St Kilda islands was during a conference on Scotland given by Serge Oliéro on 17 January 2000. It was only a few months before our first Scottish journey. Serge Oliéro is the author of Terre d’Écosse which he dedicated to me with these words “Pour Marie-Agnès Bon voyage chez […]

    Samuel Smiles – Scottish Self-Help Pioneer

    ‘Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself’.~ William Faulkner

    While skimming through the SCOTS Heritage Magazine tucked into the bookshelf, I was inspired to pick up a copy with a very colorful cover featuring Jamie Macnab, the 24th Chief of Clan Macnab.

    Not so […]

    Notes about ‘The Black Dwarf’ by Sir Walter Scott…

    Dear readers,

    Here we are again, at the beginning of a new year, hoping for the best in the coming months. Given the sanitary situation we still don’t know when we will be allowed to return to Scotland. En attendant des jours meilleurs I try to compensate my frustrations by browsing our pictures of […]

    A Selection of Scottish Authors & Books for Christmas 2021

    How am I to sing your praise, Happy chimney-corner days, Sitting safe in nursery nooks, Reading picture story-books?

    (Robert Louis Stevenson – From A Child’s Garden of Verses)

    I could not have found more charming lines to introduce my new selection of books for Christmas than the above verses written by Robert […]