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    ‘Carve the runes and then be content with silence’…




    A Work for Poets

    To have carved on the days of our vanity A sun A ship A star A cornstalk

    Also a few marks From an ancient forgotten time A child may read

    That not far from the stone A well […]

    The Best of Scotland: Orkney Islands…


    Ferry crossing to Orkney © 2003 Scotiana

    Dear readers,

    Today, in our quest of the best of Scotland, I invite you to discover the Orkney Islands, one of our favourite Scottish places. There is something magical in these islands of the North, something different than in mainland Scotland. In sharing our pictures with […]

    Short Stories by Great Scottish Authors: George Mackay Brown

    Cloudy sunset over Hoy Sound from a beach near Warbeth cemetery © 2012 Scotiana


    Dear readers,

    I’m very happy to be back on the keyboard to share with you new pictures, new stories, new books about our beloved Scotland. Time flies. January is already ending though, in the south west of France, we’re […]

    Ann Cleeves launches 60th Ann “Family Box Service” in Orkney


    Novel Orkney Book Scheme Marks a 60th Anniversary

    Back in 1954 began a service of distributing books to avid readers in some of Orkney’s most far-flung islands by ways of library vans boarding and unboarding ferries.

    “…it is thought that it was the very first example of this type of service anywhere […]

    Momentous Events at Scapa Flow ..

    Bonjour Mairiuna, Janice et Jean-Claude! Ca va? – How are you today?

    It was lovely to see you again at the end of September, and to welcome you all for the first time to our home in Scotland – a short visit, but one filled with so many unforgettable moments! 🙂


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