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    Birthday Centenary of George Mackay Brown…

    Born on 17 October 1921, in Stromness, Orkney, George Mackay Brown, “The Bard of Orkney” would be a hundred years old today. We would like to join his many fans all over the world to celebrate this anniversary and pay homage to the great Scottish poet.

    As one of the leading Scottish poets and authors […]

    Dr John Rae Arctic Explorer : Scottish Canadian link

    While surfing on Twitter, I stumbled upon a video from Peter Mansbridge (documentary film producer – Toronto – Canada) which tweet captured my attention: “Okay, so I got a little carried away in Scotland today doing a little Canadian history. Here’s a teaser for you.”

    I watched the video and was delighted to hear […]

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

     

     

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    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 […]

    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, […]