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    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 […]

    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, […]