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    ‘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 – Argyll & The Isles: Iona…

     

    Sailing on towards Iona aboard the Calendonian MacBrayne ferry © 2003 Scotiana

     

    Hi everybody,

    Our journey goes on in Argyll and the Isles, in search of the best of Scotland and today a little passenger ferry will lead us to Iona, one of the jewels of Argyll & The Isles.

    With its […]

    Glasgow Necropolis: A Monument to ‘Child Migrants’…

     

    Glasgow Necropolis © 2007 Scotiana

     

    Here fond affection

    rears its sculpted stone…

    (from John Henry Alexander’s epitaph – Glasgow Necropolis)

     

    “CEMETERIES ARE FOR THE LIVING. Sure, the dead are the permanent residents and the living merely visitors but the Necropolis and every other burying […]