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    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 parliament […]

    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 champion […]

    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 […]