Tag Archives: Scotland

Kilneuair Chapel ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree:   Writing in ‘The Kist’ in 1994, the historian Lady McGrigor said: “The old church of Kilneuair (Cill an Iubhair, Chapel of the Yews), once important in the district as the parish church of Glassary, … Continue reading

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Barb Taub reviews WRITEDOWN by Margaret Elphinstone et al #Lockdown #Galloway #Scotland #RBRT

Reblogged from Barb Taub: n my last post here, I talked about the ‘forgotten’ flu pandemic of 1918. The coronavirus seems an overwhelming force across the globe, and I wonder what its legacy will be. After reading the incredible new … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Frustration…

Sir Walter Scott called it the “…longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland…”, but to me, our all-too-brief foray into the outer reaches of Glen Lyon was pure frustration. It has absolutely everything you could possibly imagine or want in … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: All That Glitters…

You could easily drive past and never know it was there. Even hoping that we were on the right road and might just find it, we almost missed it… almost, but not quite. I have never known the name of … Continue reading

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Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben

Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben Stuart France & Sue Vincent For once, Don was right… it was all Wen’s fault. If only Ben had not insisted in going back for the gun… Don and Wen should hand themselves in … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Stone of the Maiden

Once upon a time… twelve or thirteen hundred years ago… there lived a fair maiden. She was, it is told, the daughter of the Laird of Balquhain. She was betrothed and very soon to be married. On the eve of … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Unfamiliar Territory

It is raining again and about to get worse. You are in a suburban green space between neat-gardened houses, the last place you would expect to find an ancient treasure… and you are confronted with something both so alien and … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Circle of Peace

Our first stop next day was a place where mysterious stones, a Celtic saint and a link to one of the best-known legends of the British Isles all come together in a village churchyard. It took a bit of finding, … Continue reading

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Inverlochy Castle ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: We were driving back from a road-trip to Glen Garry, where we’d been admiring the spectacle of autumn colours: birch, beech and aspen dripping in luminous shades of yellow and gold, and the distant Knoydart … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Where Paths Converge…

It had been a wonderful day, in spite of the long drive, with the delight of the sparrows on Holy Island and the magnificent stone circle at Duddo as its highlights. By the time we reached the outskirts of Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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