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After too long away I will be blogging again, and returning to Scotland

Planning a two month trip, commencing in September 2018. Further posts between now and then will provide a bit of detail regarding planned destinations in Scotland.

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Scotland: Beyond the Castles and Distilleries

Last entry for 2012. I have been too long “in a bad place” but am coming out of it and will do my best to be a more reliable blogger. Even whilst not blogging I was maintaining a list of … Continue reading

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Tha seo inntinneach, nach eil? [This is interesting, isn't it?]

Not long after posting about the Stone of Destiny in Islay, I stumbled across a similar statement of belief on the Secret Scotland Blog. The entire entry is worth reading, and at the end is the reference to the Stone. … Continue reading

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An Lia Fàil [The Stone of Destiny] A bheil e ann an Ìle? [Is it in Islay?]

We all know the story of Edward Longshanks stealing the Stone of Scone/Destiny and taking it to England. If you don’t, you should. If you do, you might know what is believed to be the story. I’ve been reading The … Continue reading

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Car hire, picked up at GLA, manual transmission !!!

It’s been a while since I posted to OorAlbaBlog, and for that I am sorry. However, my situation has changed and hopefully, prayerfully, that will encourage me to be more disciplined in my blogging. As readers know, we in the … Continue reading

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A bheil Gàidhlig agaibh.

Tha, beagan !!! Interpretation: Do you speak Gaelic? Yes, a little. Actually, in Gàidhealtachd (Gaeldom), because the language is not separate from their culture, they refer to “having the Gaelic” rather than “speaking the Gaelic”. Therefore, the question “a bheil … Continue reading

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The final days of The Notebook

The following were originally two separate e-mails to friends/family but in the interest of closing this out, I posted them together; with some editing for clarity. I hope you enjoy reading them, and please leave a comment. Starting at Jul … Continue reading

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More travel notes from the notebook kept by Gram

Between Jun 28th and Jul 24th, Gram travelled quite bit back and forth, visting and shopping and site seeing: Coatbridge, Ayr, Dunfermline (near Edinburgh), Edinburgh, Burntisland (near Edinburgh), Glasgow, Cowdenbeath (near Edinburgh). She seemed to rreeaallyy like movies and other … Continue reading

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Next few days of The Notebook

It turns out that Gram also stopped in Motherwell, and from there took a cab to Coatbridge. I am not sure why this was done; according to online information the Central Station was built early in the 1900s. Regardless, she … Continue reading

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The Notebook. First impression(s).

This blog post is what I sent, via e-mail, to relatives after receiving the previously-mentioned journal kept by my maternal grandmother. I have italicized the text. A few of you know about this but I wanted to share with all. … Continue reading

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