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    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 ( […]

    Celebrating the 250th birthday anniversary of Walter Scott

    On April 16th 2021, I decided (at last) to fulfill the promise we made a few years ago to Sir Walter Scott during one of our unforgettable visits at Abbotsford in the Scottish Borders… […]

    GB Historic Scotland Archeology Postage Stamp Design Error

    Hello dear friends!

    I was tidying up some philatelic files and came across this beautiful booklet of ten (10) postage stamps depicting Scottish archeological sites, issued by Great Britain, for exclusive sale by Historic Scotland.

    I don’t remember at which property I bought same as there are over 300 properties in the care of Historic […]

    Forgotten treasures and new gems in my Scottish Library!

    “The only pleasure in redecorating or moving house

    comes from stumbling across books that I’d almost forgotten I owned.”

    John Burnside

    As we are going to move soon from our house in the South of Bordeaux to a new home situated in a lovely corner of […]