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    Re-discovering Sir Walter Scott’s novels: KENILWORTH…


    What a good idea, Janice, to have drawn our attention to Kenilworth, one of the famous historical novels by Sir Walter Scott. I’m a great admirer of ‘The Magician of the North’ and I’ve not forgotten our promise to read all his books when we visited his home at Abbotsford, I […]

    Behind Long-Loved Fables Are Great Stories!

    Indeed, behind long-loved fables of gallants and fairy tales, are great stories, but … are they true?

    Let’s take for example the fable about Sir Walter Raleigh, a very handsome gentleman, quick-witted gallant, who’s story is said to have laid down his cloak over a mud puddle when Elizabeth I, Queen of England passing […]

    Scottish Gifts under the Christmas Tree…


    Château de Chambord © 2012 Scotiana

    Hi everybody,


    We’re just coming back from Sologne where we spent the New Year holidays not far from Aubigny-sur-Nère and a few kilometers from two of the most famous châteaux de la Loire: Chambord and Cheverny.


    Château de […]

    In Memoriam of Sir Walter Scott: September 21st 2011…


    Abbotsford notice board © 2007 Scotiana

    Hi everybody,

    Today is September 21st, the first day of the autumn season though here, in the south of France, it looks like a summer day, warm and sunny! I wonder what is the weather like in Scotland now…

    Is it as beautiful as it was, […]

    Save Abbotsford: Sir Walter Scott’s House in the Scottish Borders


    Abbotsford © 2006 Scotiana

    Hi everybody!

    Hope this article finds you well and enjoying life. 🙂

    We received a letter in reference with the restoration of Sir Walter Scott’s House in the Borders region of Scotland and thought it would be great to share its contents as it is a cause that […]