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    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 […]

    Painting with Sunlight: Hill & Adamson Edinburgh’s Pioneers in Photography ..


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

    I know that you rarely travel without your camera, Jean-Claude, but I wonder whether you were keenly interested in photography even as a schoolboy? One or two of my school friends would talk of developing and printing their own photos – in black […]

    Illegibility of Glasgow postmark saves Madeleine Smith from the gallows

    For those of you who appreciated the articles I’ve posted on the blog relating to philately, I have yet another one to share. 🙂

    Mind you, I am not a fan of murder cases, as MairiUna would witness, but in this particular event, postal history is involved, so it strikes my fancy ! I cannot […]