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    Winter 2019-2020: more postcards from Scotland!

    So, we’ve come back from our winter trip in Scotland though, after one month of Scottish adventures we were not at all eager to leave. Days are so short in winter, still more in the north, and time passed much more quickly than during our former trips! It was quite frustrating too that so many […]

    Ever heard about fire plants?

    A rare species! 😉

    Check them out in the video below and be wowed by magnificent light displays.

    Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden Christmas ©2019 Scotiana

    “Why didn’t the gardener plant any flowers? Because he hadn’t botany.”

    🙂

    Enjoy! Janice

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    Noah’s Ark Automaton Clock in Inverness

    Indeed Mairiuna, the beautiful automaton clock that we had the privilege to view inside the Eastgate Shopping Centre depicting Noah’s Ark provide a special moment that all, adults and childrens, enjoy. It moves into action at noon sharp every day. On each hour the clock diorama also plays an animal themed song and a single […]

    Scotiana’s favourite places on North Coast 500: Inverness…

    In 2015, to attract more visitors to the most northern part of the Scottish Highlands and to stimulate local trade and cultural activities, the North Highland Initiative (NHI), set up by Prince Charles, decided to launch the NC500 road (North Coast 500) . Hardly had it been created that, in 2015, the new touring road, […]

    Unicorn Mercat Crosses in Scottish Towns

    Dundee Mercat Cross © 2006 Scotiana

    Having travelled many times around Scotland, I noticed that many Scottish towns have a unicorn carved on the pinnacle of its ‘Merkat’ Cross.

    Why so?…

    Because the ‘Mercat’ (market) cross was the traditional heart of the burgh and although we now look at the unicorns as a mythical […]