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Ian Hamilton and Scotland’s Stone of Destiny ..

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

Is there, I wonder, any more romantic story in all of our country’s modern history than the tale of ‘The Stone’ – how at Christmas 1950 Ian Hamilton (b.1925) and some young friends removed Scotland’s Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey to […]

Robert Burns : Our Poet at Ellisland Farm, 1788-1791 ..

Robert Burns : Our Poet at Ellisland Farm, 1788-1791 ..

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Portrait of Robert Burns by Alexander Nasmyth, 1787, Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Bonjour Janice, Marie-Agnes et Jean-Claude. Hello again from Scotland ! 🙂 We do hope that you’re all keeping safe.

Margaret and I were very happy, Marie-Agnes, to receive a […]

Who was ‘Don Roberto’? Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore, 1852-1936 ..

Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936)

. “Writer, traveller and adventurer, and with a Spanish grandmother, I nevertheless find Cunninghame Graham’s involvement in politics to have been the most remarkable feature of his life – for he was from a noble Scottish family, yet became the first ever Socialist member of our British […]

Dr. Donald Caskie of Islay (1902-1983), the ‘Tartan Pimpernel’ ..

Bonjour Marie-Agnes, Janice et Jean-Claude ! 🙂 Hello again from Scotland ! How are you all today ? . A few weeks ago we saw Remembrance Sunday, which in Britain has now for a hundred years been observed on the second Sunday of November. In recent times though, it has become common also to […]

Jim Clark Remembered ..

 

Jim Clark memorial sculpture in Kilmany

Whether or not you are an amateur of Formula I races, you’ll love Iain & Margaret’s last “Letter from Scotland” in which our dear friends tell us about the fascinating story and tragic destiny of Jim Clark, nicknamed “The Flying Scotsman”, one of the greatest motor-racing […]