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    Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Project

    Hi Mairiuna!

    Happy to welcome you back home and I just can’t wait to read your next article about the Prestonpans Tapestry which you had the opportunity to visit while in the city of Bayeux.

    It must have been so impressive to view the 104 meters wide embroidered panels celebrating the journey […]

    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 […]

    Famous Scottish Quotes About Books: Gilbert Highet

    “These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.” Gilbert Highet, writer (1906-1978)


    Gilbert Highet at his East Hampton home – Source:

    “Most eloquent among the sons of Scotland, educated at Glasgow and Oxford, you have for the last forty years enriched the world of classical letters […]

    Scots Abroad: John Muir, pioneer of the preservation movement

    More about John Muir and his native town: Dunbar, Scotland.

    John Muir and Redwood Forest. Designed by Rudolph Wendelin. This 5 cent postage stamp was issued on April 29, 1964. Scott Number: 1245.

    Even though the A1 bypasses Dunbar, I’m so happy we took time to turn off to this quaint little town, on […]