Books read in 2016 – no.18 The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie

The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie Published 1945 by British Publishers Guild (first published 1941) This isn't quite such a romp as the wonderful 'Whisky Galore' but I very much enjoyed the gentle satire in this book. It's surprising/depressing to learn that Scotland's political landscape hasn't changed that much in the 75 years since this book was published.… Continue reading Books read in 2016 – no.18 The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie

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The two languages of Scotland – Ootland

An excellent article about the two languages of Scotland - via Bella Caledonia  Ootland by Laura Cameron Lewis 16TH DECEMBER 2015 The offending word was circled in red pen: ‘outwith’ The note in the margin read ‘Do you mean, WITHOUT?’. A first class student for the past three years, I sat in my dissertation tutorial… Continue reading The two languages of Scotland – Ootland


A good day

I had such a good day today! I woke fairly early but had no reason to get up, so I just lay in bed reading til around 9am. I arose and pottered round the house, in and out of the garden, had a lovely brunch then pottered some more. At some point during the morning I found a Clan… Continue reading A good day


Birds, bonfires and Beltane

Happy Beltane best beloveds! It's that time again. Traditionally this is the start of summer but in practice I think Spring still has some time to go - in Scotland at least. We've had bluebells, primroses, daffodils and stuff for weeks but the trees are only just starting to bud. I am hearing a lot of birdsong… Continue reading Birds, bonfires and Beltane

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Tha e Latha Twitter na Gàidhlig an-diugh!

It’s Gaelic Day on Twitter! Here’s a post from my Gaelic blog: Mo Bhloga

Mo bhloga

11148747_1092492197433367_2782035577203619448_nFeasgar math! Is mise Sìne Bheag agus tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig. Tha mi beagan Gàidhlig a-nis, ach ‘s toil leam e.

Rugadh mi ann an Dùn Èideann ach thogadh mi ann an Baile Dhùn Lèibhe. Tha mi a fuireach a Baile Dhùn Lèibhe fhathast. Tha mi ag-obair anns an leabhar-lann.

‘S toil leam campachadh, coiseachd, yòga, biadh agus deoch-làidir 😉  ‘S toil leam ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig, leughadh agus blogadh cuideachd. Cha toil leam ball-coise, cha toil leam idir!

mo phiseag a-rithist mo phiseag a-rithist

Tha cat agam. ‘S e Punky a th’ oirre, ach ise “Mo Phiseag” cuideachadh. Tha i snog agus tha gàidhlig aice!

Ceart ma-thà! Feumaidh mi falbh a-nis. Tìoraidh an-dràsta!

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