Category Archives: Land trust

Mountains & Munros

Oftentimes people will talk of “hunting a wild haggis” in the Scottish countryside. They may also talk of “bagging a Munro”. The second statement has a lot more believability than the first. Named after Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet (1856-1919), … Continue reading

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Nonscents

I wasn’t planning on making any of the travel plans for the trip to Scotland (Alba, pronounced “Al-up-a” in Scottish Gaelic, Gàidhlig) until later on this spring. It was a combination of intuition, boredom in the moment, and excitement for … Continue reading

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Cross-Quarter Days & Groundhogs

In America, February 2nd is “Groundhog Day”. If you’re not familiar with this celebration, I suggest you watch the Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day (1993). If you’re not familiar with this celebration, I suggest you watch the Bill Murray movie, … Continue reading

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Symphonic Scotland

I am starting to plan another trip to Scotland in September of 2015. So, this morning when thoughts and mental pictures of Scotland swirled through my mind as I was waking up, I attributed it to the research I have … Continue reading

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Tattoo in Scotland (No, not that one)

Of the websites that I peruse often, ScotlandsPeople is one of my favorites. As the National Records of Scotland release information about the various years of valuation records, ScotlandsPeople publishes a bit about the more interesting people. Today, Prince Vallar caught my … Continue reading

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Hamish

As Kyle and Liisa and I drove up through the Trossachs from Stirling, we took the A84 with a planned stop at the The Trossachs Woolen Mill at Kilmahog, near Callander. We all made good use of the woolen mill shop, but … Continue reading

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No Horsing Around By the Water

The mythical kelpie is a supernatural water horse that was said to haunt Scotland’s lochs and lonely rivers. One is recorded as being banished by St Columba from the River Ness. The river Conon (Conan) in Perthshire, which can be … Continue reading

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