Category Archives: Ecology

Twice a King, In One Day

March 26, 1306 Earl of Carrick, Robert Bruce was born at Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, on July 11, 1274. He was born into an aristocratic Scottish family with both Norman and Celtic ancestry. His grandfather had been one of the claimants to … Continue reading

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The Isle of Mists…and Midgies

We had intended to leave the B&B in Portree by 9:00 AM in order to have a long, leisurely day driving the three-and-a-half hours from Skye over to Nairn, so the mandated end of breakfast at 8:30 was not a … Continue reading

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Scottish Heart on Facebook

A little announcement here that I have opened a page on Facebook for Scottish Heart where I will be sharing the online work of Scottish photographers and artists (with permission) and posting interesting bits about Scotland. There’s a little “button” … Continue reading

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Kelpies, Part 2

The memories page on Facebook has reminded me that I wrote about the Kelpies at Falkirk a year ago today. Back then, I had not yet seen them and my notes on them were a postscript to the information on … Continue reading

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Freeing the Trees

We arrived at the airport in Edinburgh mid-afternoon, but with all the time spent with the lost luggage situation, we did not get on the road until a few hours after we had planned to do so. This meant that … Continue reading

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Mishaps Do Not A Total Disaster Make

We flew in to Heathrow and then on to Edinburgh. Our luggage did not. It took the British Airways baggage claim people an hour to let us know that, due to a scanner failure at Heathrow, there were somewhere around … Continue reading

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There’s More To This Plot Than the Title

I spent this past weekend working at the Highland Titles booth at the Scottish Highland Gathering and Games in Pleasanton (California). I first heard about Highland Titles a few years ago when I stopped by the Highland Titles booth and had … Continue reading

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