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Opinion - Istanbul rattled by signs of support for Islamic State | The Japan Times - John Gelmini

The Turkish state and people, like Erdogan, are sympathetic to ISIS and see them as a way to rebuild the Ottoman Empire, which was lost at the end of World War 1. 514 more words


Man on wine mission in the Outer Hebrides

 The driest September on record and an audacious, teetotal ex-missionary have combined to make wine from the most northerly vineyard in the UK.

The unseasonably dry September has allowed Donald Hope to produce a wine on the island of Lewis, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, from the 2014 vintage, reported… 415 more words


a place above all....

From our kitchen window, we look back across the expanse of peat-bog and heather to the sea-facing (west) side of a low hill in the distance. 142 more words


A Farewell in photographs

It is not long now until we leave our beloved Scotland again for another few months. I have taken a few more photographs here as we walked the hills, moors and beaches, and the slideshow at the end of this post is my farewell to Scotland until we return next year. 345 more words


Far Out: A Photo Essay on Scotland's Outer Hebrides

The lands stretch without end and the skies rage like some old moody god. Inescapable, all-pervasive–on Scotland’s westernmost islands, the elements are your constant companions. Billion-year-old mountains rise up from the sea, in appearance quite literally like the moon, made up in parts of rocks that formed the lunar highlands. 444 more words

Island Life

Sea Room, by Adam Nicolson

The Shiants, pronounced Shants, are three little tiny specks of islands. Two of them Eilean Garbh (Rough Island) and Eilean an Tighe (the Isle of the House) are joined by the narrowest neck of strand, the other Eilean Mhuire (Mary’s Island) detached and curving into the shape they make. 1,026 more words

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