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    Scotland’s Highland Mobile Libraries

    While touring the Isle of Skye, in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland, we simply could not resist to stop and glance inside the mobile library bus that was parked away on an empty lot.

    It reminded me of the delightful and vibrant moments experienced, as a child, […]

    Ann Cleeves launches 60th Ann “Family Box Service” in Orkney


    Novel Orkney Book Scheme Marks a 60th Anniversary

    Back in 1954 began a service of distributing books to avid readers in some of Orkney’s most far-flung islands by ways of library vans boarding and unboarding ferries.

    “…it is thought that it was the very first example of this type of service […]

    Books from the croft at Two Ravens Press on the Isle of Lewis


    Ferry to the Outer Hebrides Oban-Barra © 2004 Scotiana

    Hi everybody,

    Before resuming our virtual ‘Journey around Scotland‘, let me tell you a few words about the titles I’ve just added to my summer reading list for whether we are going to take our favourite books with us on the beach, on […]

    Innerpeffray, the first public lending library in Scotland..


    Innerpeffray Library shelves Voyages & Travels © 2007 Scotiana

    Hi everybody,

    Yesterday we received this lovely message from Lara Haggerty, Library Manager & Keeper of Books at the Innerpeffray Library, in Perthshire:

    Hello Janice, Mairiuna and Jean-Claude

    I enjoyed reading your website and the journeys through literary Scotland and I wanted to […]

    Welcome to Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town

    Gosh…Mairiuna….we’ll miss the 2009 Edition of Wigtown Book Festival, but let us not forget to include this major event inside our 2010 itinerary. It’s a must!

    Wigtown-Scotland's National Book Town

    Very welcoming sign board indeed. Let’s see if I can guess which nationality lies behind each “Welcome”…

    Willkommen … gotta be German.

    Failte […]