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    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 […]

    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, […]

    Falkland Palace’s Royal Tennis Court ; the oldest in the world

    Falkland Palace ultimate landmark : the famous Royal Tennis Court; the oldest court in the world.

    I’m delighted to accept Mairiuna’s invitation inside her recent article on the Falkland Palace Parks and Gardens to share some insights about this very unique playing field. The forerunner of Lawn Tennis, Real or Royal Tennis is almost a […]

    The Magic of the Scottish Parks & Gardens: Falkland Palace Garden

     

    The breathtaking landscapes of Scotland, its picturesque towns and villages and the friendly welcome of the Scottish people are attracting us there repeatedly. We love its old castles and abbeys but there is nothing to compare with the sense of wonder we feel each time we enter one of those “gardens of Eden” which […]