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Aberdeen . . . A Burgh Of Royal Heritage

“Blythe Aberdeane, thow beriall of all tounis, thie lamp of bewtie, bountie and blythnes.” William Dunbar, a 15th century poet and royalist. The city of granite, established during the reign of Malcolm III (1058-93) has always sparkled, appealing to both … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of The Granite City . . .

Aberdeen, also know as the Grey City, or the Silver City with the Golden Sands. Amongst the masses of notes and newspaper clippings will sometimes come a little gem like this. This particular pamphlet is dated 1910 and attributed to … Continue reading

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‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft agley’

Robert Burns, poet, farmer and philosopher. (25th Jan. 1759 – 21st July 1796) A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns. Burns suppers are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday of 25th … Continue reading

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The Goose Of Scotland

St Kilda, an isolated archipelago 64 km WNW of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean, contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The largest island is Hirta, whose sea cliffs are the highest in the United … Continue reading

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Soups Of Scotland

Scotland, a country of many facets, harsh winters, mild summers, good hunting, better fishing and centuries of crofting tradition has contributed much to the British diet. Following the over-indulgences of the past two weeks I reproduce here a couple of … Continue reading

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Hogmanay!

Het Pint A Scottish speciality for the New Year, or Hogmanay. Not to be confused with Burns Night that happens toward the end of January, Hogmanay is the main festival of the winter in Scotland. Het Pint is probably akin … Continue reading

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Shortbread or Petticoat Tails

Said to have been a favourite of Mary, Queen of Scots, shortbread is an ancient recipe of great lineage. It is a classic Scottish dessert that consists of three basic ingredients: flour, sugar, and butter. It resulted from the form … Continue reading

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