Foggy Killiecrankie

In November 2014 I spent a week in Killiecrankie. For those of you who don’t know, Killiecrankie is a pass in Highland Perthshire, through which lies the way to the north. It has long been an important strategic position, a major battle…

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Comfort Circles

Over the last few months I have started several (dozens) pieces detailing my own personal opinions on the upcoming independence referendum here in Scotland. Dozens.  Honestly. (37 – I just counted. This makes 38). (EDIT: Now 39). Each has failed…

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Daith Comes In

As I mentioned in my last piece, I spent a couple of days in Auld Reekie on my way back to the far north. When I arrived there, at something past two on a Tuesday afternoon, carrying a pack weighing…

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The Cask Child

I was recently in Edinburgh for a brief stop off on my way home to the North of Norths.  My sister (who was also once my editor) lives there so I stayed with her and her lovely friend (who is now…

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Love Hearts Poetry

At a hugely enjoyable wedding celebration I recently attended there was a well-stocked sweetie bar.  I filled a bag (or two!) and enjoyed the second lot on the train northward.  When I got home I had a few bits and…

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