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    Samuel Smiles – Scottish Self-Help Pioneer

    ‘Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself’.~ William Faulkner

    While skimming through the SCOTS Heritage Magazine tucked into the bookshelf, I was inspired to pick up a copy with a very colorful cover featuring Jamie Macnab, the 24th Chief of Clan Macnab.

    Not so […]

    Blue Modern Tartan at Cawdor Castle

    Hi Mairiuna!

    It was truly a pleasure to read your post “The Wonderful Colors of Scotland: Blue…” , so much, it inspired me to gain more insights about blue tartans!

    The first thing that came to my mind was the blue tartan rug layed upon the corridors leading us through oddly-angled rooms and appartements […]

    From Walter Scott’s Black & White Tartan Design to Famous Scottish Clans Tartans Card Set

    Hi Mairiuna! What a surprise when I read your most recent post A Writing Day For Walter Scott in Company of His Favourite Dogs and noticed on one of your photographs the pattern of his study’s carpet ! It’s the Black & White tartan designed by Sir Walter Scott in 1822. 🙂


    Scottish Tartans: “Children of the Mist”, The Clan MacGregor

    Rob MacGregor His Life His Time by W H Murray

    Hi Mairiuna! Upon reading your last post Rob Roy, one of Walter Scott’s Most Popular Novels, which I found so informative, 🙂 it reminded me that I had purchased last summer a biography of Rob Roy MacGregor, His Life and Times written in […]