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The Covenanters - The Nithsdale Martyrs - Introduction

Nearly two years ago we moved our lives 200 miles north (from Manchester to Dumfriesshire), and became immigrants in a new country.  It was of course a dream come true in so many ways and for so many reasons, but suddenly I found myself surrounded by an intricately woven web of history which I knew next to nothing about.  894 more words


The Bonnie Banks O' Fordie (14)

One of the great film directors ever to live – Ingmar Bergman – made a medieval movie in the ’60s called The Virgin Spring about a young girl who is waylaid by bandits, raped, and killed. 617 more words

Midnight In A Perfect World

I’ve been on holiday from work for the last week or so and as such I seem to have reverted back to my old writing time frames. 153 more words

Review: Lagavulin Game of Thrones House Lannister Limited Edition 9 year

“A coat of gold, a coat of red, a lion still has claws. And mine are long and sharp, my lord, as long and sharp as yours.” 779 more words


Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing: Bowmore XOP 21 Year

Douglas Laing: Bowmore XOP 21 Year (Scottish Islay Single Malt Whisky: 21 Year: 56.2% ABV)

Visual: Clear greened grain. Mid sized streaks come out from the spirit. 457 more words


Wigtown - Scotland‘s National Book Town....

Another stunning day. We need a few bits and bobs from the shops and the nearest is a co-op in Wigtown, so off we went. A funny place really, even though an A road passes through the centre any Sat Nav will send you around the B roads to bypass it! 277 more words