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    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 […]

    “I am a Scotsman !” Sean Connery…

    Scotland will certainly mourn Sean Connery for a long long time because before being the very charismatic movie star we’re celebrating all over the world he was first of all a Scot and indeed, one of the most famous and dedicated defenders of the Scottish cause… some fans of the irresistible London agent 007 might […]

    Scottish Fictional Characters

    There are many books devoted to the subject of Scottish invention and discovery, as well as scores of websites listing Scottish inventions and discoveries with varying degrees of science, but one category caught my attention: the invention of fictional characters.

    As per Wikipedia, more than forty (40) fictional characters were invented by Scots. Here are […]

    Quebec Thistle’s Scotsman of the Year 2016 : Ian Aitken

    THE QUEBEC THISTLE COMMITTEE AULD ALLIANCE AWARDS CEREMONY

    In just a few days will take place in Montréal, at the Officer’s Mess of the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada, the annual event presented by the Quebec Thistle Committee to winners in several categories including Scottish music, cuisine, culture, athlete of the year, country and highland […]

    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 […]