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    Thirlestane Castle 2: our unforgettable visit of the castle!

    In my last post I told you about the wonderful days we shared in Thirlestane Castle with our dear friends Iain and Margaret! Souvenirs ! Souvenirs ! In the living-room of our magnificent apartment, situated in the south wing of the castle, a glittering Christmas tree added its cheerful note to the warm and cosy […]

    Scottish flavors in the Canadian Maritimes

    Hiking through spectacular views and autumn colors in Nova Scotia

    Feeling a call to escape the city’s noises and distractions, I was contemplating a road trip that would get me closer to the nature and by the sea.

    In the CAA Quebec monthly automobile association magazine, I stumbled upon an article depicting the Cape Breton […]

    THIRLESTANE 1: Dream days in a fairy-tale Scottish Castle…

    Who has never dreamed to spend a holiday in one of those fabulous “romantic” castles which have enchanted generations of travellers, artists, writers… a few months ago the dream came true for us and that was like being part of a fairytale story…

    Many many thanks to our dear friends, Iain and Margaret, to whom […]

    Who was ‘Don Roberto’? Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore, 1852-1936 ..

    Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936)

    . “Writer, traveller and adventurer, and with a Spanish grandmother, I nevertheless find Cunninghame Graham’s involvement in politics to have been the most remarkable feature of his life – for he was from a noble Scottish family, yet became the first ever Socialist member of our British parliament […]

    Quebec Scottish Village Riviere-La Guerre

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    Dear friends, I am so excited to write about the story of an abandoned village, Rivière de La Guerre, located in the province of Quebec, where Scottish settlers began to come over from the Hebrides Archipelago, west of the Highlands.

    Originally, the area was called Godmanchester. Named after a man known as Francois dit […]