Day Off in the Drizzly South West of Scotland

Why, for example, would a people so utterly besotted with sugar and fatty foods – as many Scots have been (myself included) – reckon that only millionaires would slap a layer of caramel and chocolate atop their shortbread?

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Violence and Terror on the Beaches of Sousse

Follow @UrFhasaidh Less than a year ago, during a visit to Tunisia, I travelled to the historical citadel of Sousse. After a long and adventurous journey in the engine room of an overcrowded freight train from the northern edge of the Sahara Desert I walked into the palatial, cream and ivory tiled foyer and atrium … Continue reading Violence and Terror on the Beaches of Sousse

Travels through the Scottish Bruce Heartlands

Follow @UrFhasaidh South-western Scotland; Ayrshire, Galloway, Carrick, and Dumfriesshire, are seldom afforded the ink spillage they deserve in the Mediaeval history of Scotland. It is true that in the aftermath of the constitutional crisis precipitated by the untimely demise of the Maid of Norway and the subsequent Plantagenet pressing of its claim to suzerainty over … Continue reading Travels through the Scottish Bruce Heartlands