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World’s Oldest Post Office has a New Lease on Life

Hello everyone! I have exciting news to share: The continued operation of the world’s most ancient functioning post office in southern Scotland is ensured, thanks to the acquisition by new proprietors.🎉

Scotland has long been home to tales of the old and the new, of history merging with the contemporary, and of traditions that refuse […]

Nisga’a Totem Pole: Scotland to Canada Return

Hello Bonjour Dear Readers!

Before diving into today’s topic, I’d like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to my dear friend Iain from Scotland. He brought to my attention the fascinating story of a totem pole making its way back to Canada after nearly a century in Edinburgh.

Iain, your thoughtful sharing of this story […]

Prestonpans Tapestry on display alongside Bayeux Tapestry…

 

‘The Embroidery’ by Franz Xaver Simm (1853-1918)

 

Le tambour bat son plein* !

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Hi everybody !

So, after the unveiling of The Prestonpans Tapestry in 2010, and of The Great Tapestry of Scotland in September 2013, at the Scottish Parliament,

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The Poet’s Path in Alloway and Tam O’ Shanter story…

 

 

The poet’s bust in Burns Cottage garden in Alloway© 2012 Scotiana

Hi everybody,

Hi Janice ! Do you remember the day we spent in Alloway, the native village of Robert Burns? Quite an unforgettable day indeed but sadly enough it was the last but one day of our 2012 trip around […]

HMS Royal Oak Hologram on display at the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall

Hi Mairiuna!

Remember when in Kirkwall, we visited the Orkney Museum, just opposite St-Magnus Cathedral?

I’ve learned since that the museum is housed in one of Scotland’s finest vernacular town house: the Tankerness House, built in 1574.

 

Tankerness House – Orkney Museum (c) Scotiana 2012

Be it said that the entrance from […]