Tag Archives: scotland

Scotland’s Future – The People have Spoken

Yesterday was an important day in the history of Scotland, and the rest of the United Kingdom. After a campaign of around two years, the people of Scotland took to the polling booths to vote on whether Scotland should leave … Continue reading

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Master Chef Tom’s Burns Night by Tom Bridge

A great and easy to read book. It starts off with some details of the very first Burns Supper in 1801. Over the following 200 years the celebration of Burns Night is known the world over. The book explains that … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Gretna Marriages

I have visited Gretna Green a number of times and the modern shopping complex that is nearby. At the shop close by to the marriage chapel you can purchase these blank cards. The first card is around 10 years old. … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm, Orkney Scotland

Submitted as part of Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by The Best Hearts are Crunchy 

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Map of the Isle of Arran

One of my favourite subject matters on postcards is that of maps.This card is a particular favourite! The Isle of Arran is situated in the Firth of Clyde between the Mull of Kintyre and Ayrshire. Kintyre is the small patch … Continue reading

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Tea Cup Tuesday – Royal Commemoratives 1902

Welcome to Teacup Tuesday! This lovely teacup and saucer is really espresso size! and produced by Royal Doulton, for the coronation of King Edward and Queen Mary in 1902. We found this a few years ago at a small antiques … Continue reading

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Memorial Books

Last weekend, my mother in law sent us a selection of photographs of the memorial headstone of my father in law. I say memorial headstone as my father in law was cremated and my mother in law has retained the … Continue reading

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Burns Night – 25th January

I had never celebrated Burns Night as I am from England and as I grew up it was not really promoted. Having met my husband, who although was not born in Scotland did grow up there, so we have always … Continue reading

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Are you celebrating Burns Night?

Submitted as a guest post to Geneabloggers. Across the world, thousands of people with Scottish Heritage celebrate the birth of the Scottish Poet Robbie Burns on 25 January. Traditionally there is a Burns Supper of Haggis, Neep and Tatties to … Continue reading

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Sunday Obituary – Greyfriars Bobby

Not quite an obituary for the Geneabloggers Sunday’s Obituary theme, but I thought I would share something that I spotted while catching up on my newspaper reading. This is a newspaper article from the Western Morning News which is the … Continue reading

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