Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sticky Toffee Pudding

During our first Scotland visit, to Islay, we were fortunate to be able to have some meals in the Old Kiln Cafe at the Ardbeg Distillery . One of the highlights of the meals was Sticky Toffee Pudding. The other … Continue reading

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Porridge (oatmeal)

During my Hogmanay 2009/New Year 2010 visit to Alba, my friends Gordon and Margaret Campbell gave to me a copy of Scots Cooking, by Sue Lawrence. It’s a treasure trove of recipes and their backgrounds, as well as Scottish “folk … Continue reading

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2010 Feis Ile

Booked the ferry passage (Caledonian MacBrayne) from Kennacraig to Port Ellen for 22nd-May. This was done because we plan to take a car with us to the island rather than hire one at the location. Rather dear $$$ to do … Continue reading

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Back in the USofA, Highlights of visit

I’ve been back in the states for almost one week and wanted to share a wee bit about the return, as well as highlights of the visit. My friend Gordon conveyed me to Glasgow Intl airport on the 6th where … Continue reading

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Mar sin leibh (goodbye) … but I will return

This is the last post of the journey. After this I must prepare for the trip back to the USofA. Last night my wife suggested I had enough time today to revisit the Central Station area of Glasgow, so this … Continue reading

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Mind Yer Heid !!!

Returned to Dumfries, and area, today courtesy of, and with, Ann and Bob Baird. We had lunch at Robbie Burns favorite howff, the Globe Inn, which dates back to 1610. After lunch I wanted to visit T.B. Watson’s and see … Continue reading

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I have a little bit of The Gaelic (but desire more)

Today I attended two services at St Columba, in Glasgow. The first, at 10:00AM was in Gaelic, the second, at 11:00 in English. Following the Gaelic service the woman sitting in front of me introduced herself, speaking in The Gaelic … Continue reading

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A correction, pics from Saturday

I was informed that I misunderstood the covenenter hangings. So, I updated that blog entry, but to sum up: the Covenenters believed that Christ, not the ruling monarch, was the head of the church. They were killed for that belief. … Continue reading

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South to Dumfries … longest day thus far

Today I walked to the train station at 07:15 to head south to Dumfries, John Paul Jones cottage, Robert Burns house, statue, etc., New Abbey, etc. It was 10:30PM by the time I was back at the house where I … Continue reading

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Glasgow (Cathedral), Pot Still, Loch and Ben Lomond

Yesterday morning Gordon picked me up and we headed off for a tour of Glasgow which included the Glasgow Cathedral (a building which dates to about 1200), and The Pot Still. The Cathedral has two sections (one for the common … Continue reading

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