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    Happy Hogmanay, Happy New Year et Bonne Année 2018!

    As you’ve guessed, Hogmanay is the Scottish New Year. Nobody is quite sure where the name comes from. A few theories include the Gaelic Og maidne or new morning and the Norman French word hoguinane which was derived from the Old French anguillanneuf or “Gift at New Year.” Hogmanay’s roots reach back to […]

    Happy New Year Bonnie Scotland!


    It’s now 2013 and Scotiana’s team is happy to celebrate, with you all, this great moment 🙂 ! Happy New Year ! Health, Peace and Joy to everyone and may all your wishes come true ! ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ A New Year toast said by Scottish people ? “A guid New Year to ane an’ a’ […]

    Snowdrop Festival in Scotland


    Snowdrops Bank Hall Lancashire England – Source: Wikipedia

    Words rise out of the country. They are around us. In every month in the year we are surrounded by words.

    (Shall Gaelic Die? Iain Crichton Smith)

    Snowdrops Scotland – Photo Shendry (Flickr)

    Winter […]

    Scotiana’s Top Choices in 2009 Wigtown Book Festival

    A good festival should be an encounter: with ideas, people, cultures and the landscape. It should look outwards but rejoice at the best of what’s local.

    Adrian Turpin . Festival Director

    For those who, like us, cannot attend the Wigtown Book Festival this year, […]

    A Long-Expected Party at Wigtown : the 2009 Book Festival

    The tents began to go up. There was a specially large pavillion, so big that the tree that grew in the field was right inside it, and stood proudly near one end, at the head of the chief table. Lanterns were hung on all its branches. More promising still (to the hobbits’ […]