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Robert Burns: The Bard in the Park

A guest post by Caroline King If there is one Scot who has achieved immortal, global fame, capturing the hearts of current Caledonia dwellers, descendants and admirers alike, it’s Robert Burns, of course. The Bard has had such an influence on the international community that every New Years Eve (or Hogmanay), people all over the … Continue reading

Land & Sea: Isle of Arran and the City of Glasgow

Arran An hour in Kildonan is all it takes to know the peace the island brings. Seagulls glide on wind that’s full of salt and song, seals and dolphins hide between the crests, and locals puff and sip and blether. Beyond the lighthouse that no longer shows the way lies Holy Isle and the shores … Continue reading

Scotland’s National Poet: Robert Burns

Edina! Scotia’s darling seat! All hail thy palaces and tow’rs; Where once, beneath a Monarch’s feet, Sat Legislation’s sovereign pow’rs: From marking wildly-scatt’red flow’rs, As on the banks of Ayr I stray’d, And singing, lone, the ling’ring hours, I shelter in thy honour’d shade. – Robert Burns, “Address to Edinburgh” As an immigrant myself, I know … Continue reading