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Highland Fling - by Joan Jaffe (Part One)

We were bound to have trouble in Customs with the muesli, Dick predicted, and maybe the half jar of jam and the 47 teabags; but I said they were souvenirs and I would relive our Scottish breakfasts each time I used them. The ... read more

Highland Fling - by Joan Jaffe (Part Two)

The charm of hiking in the Highlands is the other side of the difficulty: that is, the mostly trackless walks, the obscure destinations only intimated by vague directions, the signless treasures sleeping quietly in remote glen... read more

Lakes & Lochs of the Trossachs Region

Often referred to with the affectionate moniker of “the highlands in miniature”, the Trossachs region of Scotland offers much of the natural beauty and exciting history of Scotland as a whole; simply condensed into one com... read more

Bathgate's History at the Bennie Museum

Visitors to Bathgate in West Lothian will find loads of interesting information on the history of the town at the Bennie Museum, situated in two restored cottages on Mansefield Street. The origins of the town date back to the ... read more

Stroll Through the Beatrix Potter Garden in Birnam

Situated in the Perthshire village of Birnam, the Beatrix Potter Garden pays tribute to the 19th century author and illustrator of children's books that continue to entertain little ones around the world today. Her stories hav... read more

Scotland Discussions

Aye Cannae The comparison between Dutch and German in the “Aye can” section on how Scots is related to English is misleading, especially if Glaswegian is ...By smaoin

Galavanting, again! Heading down to the Snake River in the morning. Gonna get us some catfish! Back early next week. My fiddle-footedness will soon be at an end . ...By kathyv

it May rain In winter it certainly may. More than May. So it's strange that A Bhealtuinn bhailceach May floods is lumped in with good stuff. A Bhealtuinn mhai...By Chimerayale

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"better ‘Inglys’ then Kennedy" In The Flyting of Dumbar and Kennedie, Dunbar links Gaelic utterance to treachery (‘thy treachour tung hes tane ane Heland strynd’; ‘dissaitf...By smaoin

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