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    Painting with Sunlight: Hill & Adamson, Edinburgh’s Pioneers in Photography ..

     

    Bonjour Marie-Agnès, Janice et Jean-Claude, Hello again from Scotland ! 🙂

    I know that you rarely travel without your camera, Jean-Claude, but I wonder whether you were keenly interested in photography even as a schoolboy? One or two of my school friends would talk of developing and printing their own photos – in black […]

    Lerwick Post Office Staff Imprisoned, November 1914 .. ..

     

    Lerwick Harbour with the old Tolbooth on the left and the Post Office on the right © Iain McEwan 2014

     

    Bonjour Marie-Agnès, Bonjour Jean-Claude, Bonjour Janice,

    The other day I came across a letter I received some years ago from Maurice Fleming, then Editor of the Scots Magazine, telling me about an […]

    Miss Toward’s Tenement House .. .. ..

     

    Tenement House, Buccleuch Street, Glasgow © National Trust for Scotland

    Bonjour Marie-Agnes, Janice et Jean-Claude –

    Ca va bien? – How are you all today? 🙂 Margaret and I love to read all the letters you send us, so full of kindness and bonhomie! Our readers here at Scotiana may not know that […]

    “Where Duty Lies .. .. “

     

     

    George’s dog learning the tricks of the trade © Scotiana

    Working dogs, careless of their own safety, ignore danger on the roads. It’s always with an immense pleasure that we receive a new Letter from Scotland so kindly written by Iain and Margaret. Each ‘letter’ is a wonderful gem, a true gift […]

    Oscar Slater is Set Free ..

    Bonjour Janice, Marie-Agnès et Jean-Claude – Hello again from Scotland! 🙂 I think you once told me, Janice, that our posts on Oscar Slater were among the most-read here at Scotiana – some people, I’m sure, may find it almost impossible to believe that such a shocking story could be true! Quite […]