Category Archives: Scotland

The History of the Highland Clearances

The latest book which I’ve had posted on Project Gutenberg is The History of the Highland Clearances, by Alexander Mackenzie. This was published in 1914, revised from a first edition of 1883; besides Mr Mackenzie’s own accounts, there are pieces … Continue reading

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Literary Scotland

Through a combination of accident and design, our Scottish journey intersected with several literary sites. Our main target on the trip was the Cairngorms, at more or less the centre of which are the Pools of Dee: At the time … Continue reading

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Scottish Signs

We started and finished in Edinburgh, which is clearly a city of Kultur: Railways are always good value for comedy signs. Haymarket station must have a computer scientist in charge of its platform numbering: While Scotrail are very considerate to … Continue reading

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Scottish Birds

The big Starting with the giants, we were buzzed by a magnificent grey heron at St Andrews: The stars — unfortunately fairly unapproachable — were of course the ospreys. Odin the Magnificent at Loch Garten, in his favourite camera tree: … Continue reading

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