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    Postcards that set sail from St Kilda took ten years to reach destination

    Bonjour Mairiuna et Jean-Claude, Iain and Margaret and loyal readers! 🙂

    I’m very happy to contribute this article written from my home-based town of St- Jérôme in the province of Québec, Canada just before rusty oranges, golden yellows, and ruby reds of autumn transform the landscapes.

    Autumn – Province of Quebec – @Scotiana2010


    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 […]

    Walking to Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye

    Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland ©

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s cousin, David Alan Stevenson worked on twenty-six (26) Scottish lighthouses during his career. Among them, near Glendale, is one of Scotland’s most famous, the Neist Point lighthouse on the Duirinish peninsula, the most westerly point of the Isle of Skye.



    Islay Day 2: Sailing off to Jura and back to Gruinart Bay


    On our second day in Islay we had planned to take the little blue ferry at Port Askaig to go to Jura, a wild island which lies only 800m off Islay. After visiting the Isle of Jura distillery, we intended to follow the single track A 846 up to the end of the road […]

    1st day on Islay: the Magic of the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’


    Well worth its nickname of ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, Islay, the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, lies in Argyll just south west of Jura at a distance of only 800 m and about 40 kilometres north of the Irish Coast. This lovely island is famous for its landscapes and wildlife, its ancient […]