June 2024
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Scots-Quebecer building Montreal and the Province of Quebec

It’s celebration time in the beautiful province of Quebec, in Canada, as Quebecers are taking part in Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Fête Nationale du Quebec festivities.

The public holiday celebrates the culture and heritage of francophones inside Quebec and across the country, and how they have shaped it.

While the religious significance of the civic celebration […]

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Trail in Roussillon: Collioure


Art is the flower – Life is the green leaf. Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing – something that will convince the world that there may be – there are – things more precious -more beautiful – more lasting than life. But to do this […]

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Trail in Roussillon: Port-Vendres


Before resuming our ‘Journey around Scotland‘, with next episode leading us to Glasgow, mainly in the steps of Margaret and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, why not make a detour via the Roussillon, in this very nice and sunny region of France, where the famous Scottish artists spent the last and probably the […]

Waiting for the Scottish bagpipes in Aubigny-sur-Nère…


Aubigny-sur-Nère teddy bears Tourist Office © 2010 Scotiana

As it has been the case for twenty-two years now, the Scottish-French festivities are going to take place in Aubigny-sur Nère on the 14th of July. The whole town will again resound cheerfully with music, cries of joy, and the clatter of horses’ hooves […]

William Laird Macgregor, a Scottish Laird in Arcachon…


Arcachon et la dune du Pyla – Source Wikipedia

Hi everybody,

Can you remember the Scottish link binding together the three picturesque villas you can see below? Fortunately, these villas have survived the wave of destruction which, in the name of renovation (and profit), has deprived Arcachon of some of its most […]