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    Jim Clark Remembered ..

     

    Jim Clark memorial sculpture in Kilmany

    Whether or not you are an amateur of Formula I races, you’ll love Iain & Margaret’s last “Letter from Scotland” in which our dear friends tell us about the fascinating story and tragic destiny of Jim Clark, nicknamed “The Flying Scotsman”, one of the greatest motor-racing champion […]

    Christmas and New Year in Scotland

    Dear readers and friends,

    One of the greatest joys that brings us this end of the year is the opportunity to wish you a very joyful holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year!

    Let’s welcome 2019 together.

    We are approaching the big night that marks the arrival of the New Year and in […]

    Scotiana’s choice of books for Christmas 2018…

    “Heap on more wood! The wind is chill ; But let it whistle as it will, We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.”

    (Sir Walter Scott – “Christmas in the Olden Time” from Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field, 1808)

    With hardly one month left until Christmas, it’s high […]

    Scottish Fictional Characters

    There are many books devoted to the subject of Scottish invention and discovery, as well as scores of websites listing Scottish inventions and discoveries with varying degrees of science, but one category caught my attention: the invention of fictional characters.

    As per Wikipedia, more than forty (40) fictional characters were invented by Scots. Here are […]

    Fascinating Prehistoric Sites in Scotland: Clava Cairns…

    We visited Clava Cairns, a very well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery, in May 2015, at the time when broom is blooming everywhere in Scotland. No need to say how lovely the Scottish landscape can be then. After cloudy beginnings, the day had turned sunny and the sky was of the purest blue.

    In the morning we […]