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    Ian Hamilton and Scotland’s Stone of Destiny ..

    Bonjour Marie-Agnes, Janice et Jean-Claude ! 🙂 Hello again from Scotland !

    Is there, I wonder, any more romantic story in all of our country’s modern history than the tale of ‘The Stone’ – how at Christmas 1950 Ian Hamilton (b.1925) and some young friends removed Scotland’s Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey to […]

    Scottish Place Names Province of Quebec

    Scottish Place Names in Quebec

    Hello Dear Friends,

    The maple trees will soon be vibrant with colors of red and golden-yellow and all their multiple combinations as we are now entering the autumn season.

    It brings back the beautiful memories of when MairiUna and Jean-Claude flew fom France in the fall of 2010 to […]

    15 August 2021: Happy Birthday Sir Walter!!!

    Today, 15 August 2021, is a keydate on the Scottish calendar. It is the 250th birthday of Sir Walter Scott, one of the most popular authors in Scotland and his popularity goes far beyond its frontiers. As one of his French admirers, I could not help writing a few lines on Scotiana today. How I […]

    Waverley Novels: Guy Mannering or The Astrologer (1815)

    As soon as I received the last issue of The Scots Magazine (August 2021) I browsed through its pages to read the two articles devoted to Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) for his 250th birthday anniversary, on 15 August 2021.

    “How you can mark 250 years of Sir Walter Scott” … I read on the magazine’s […]

    Inverness Quebec Scottish link with Settlers from Arran Islands

    Hello dearest friends,

    As you might know by now, I’m passionate of all things Scottish related!

    Therefore, in my ongoing quest of Quebec-Scottish links, I’m very happy, as a native Quebecer, to share a glimpse on the origin of a brave, courageous and thoughtful municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region of Canada named Inverness ( […]