Category Archives: Scotland

St David of Scotland

With today being St David’s day, whereby the Welsh St David is publicly lauded I thought that I would give another St David some kudos. This David was the youngest of the six sons of King Malcolm III (who deposed … Continue reading

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Burns, Farmer & Poet!

With Burn’s Night once more upon us I should like to add some recipes from the archive that are not just Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. Recorded in the fifties, these recipes represent a large element of tradition including the standard … Continue reading

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Doing Porridge

In Great Britain today the serving of time in prison is colloquially referred to as ‘Doing Porridge’ The principal reason for this is that the dull, grey, washed out existence of prison life is supposedly the equivalent of a constant … Continue reading

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Another Taste Of Scotland!

In the course of writing up the National stuff I have probably spent more time on the cuisine of Scotland than that of England, N. Ireland and Wales put together! But then, why not? Kathleen Mackay Robertson was a native … Continue reading

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The Pie Of Scotland

It has been said that in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on any given Saturday night you are never more than six feet from a Scotch pie! But be that as it may! The Scotch Pie was an Industrial Revolution pie, intended … Continue reading

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The Great Norse Cod!

For almost 200 years, from the end of the eighth century until the reign of Alfred the Great, Danish and Norwegian pirates harassed and looted the British coast, (though mainly the Scottish bit,) at will! And towards the end of … Continue reading

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Aberdeen – The Final Chapter

And so we come to the final pen and ink drawings from Jessie M. King’s little book. I’ve added a few more ‘little known facts about Aberdeen’ to accompany the images. Slains Castle, an eerie ruin on the cliff tops … Continue reading

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