Archive for ‘Scotland’

December 1, 2019

Snow

by duncanr

one of the things I miss living where I now do is – snow

I loved winters in Scotland and Canada for the weeks of deep, deep snow. Here in Brum, we’re lucky to get a few centimeters for a day or two before it melts away so the news this morning that Scotland was expecting 40 days of snow got me reminiscing about past winters in Scotland and wishing I was back home again

Coincidentally, a friend today emailed me a link to this . .

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November 30, 2019

Scottish Scran

by duncanr

if ye wanna celebrate St Andrew’s Day wi’ some Scottish scran (food). here’s twa recipes fur ye tae try oot . . .
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November 30, 2019

St Andrew’s Day

by duncanr

today being St Andrew’s Day (Andrew being the patron saint of Scotland) gives me the perfect excuse to play a couple of songs that tug at my heart strings . . .
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November 11, 2019

Healing Our Planet: Restoring the Earth

by duncanr

in this TED talk, Alan Watson-Featherstone describes his life’s work to restore Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest – ‘a gift for future generations’

October 20, 2019

They call him the Bob Ross of bushcraft

by allthoughtswork

In actuality, Andrew Davidson is a carpenter with a degree in filmography who posts his short UK leave-no-trace camping adventures in a series of soothing wilderness videos.

Soft spoken and genial, he uses calming background music and most of his footage is stable rather than bouncing along at the end of a selfie stick. (thank god)

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October 6, 2019

Origin of the Scots Language

by duncanr

explained firstly in English
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and now, for comparison, the same video narrated in Scots
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October 4, 2019

Now I know where to go in Scotland to hit on men

by allthoughtswork

October 3, 2019

Scotland: Mission Blue Hope Spot

by duncanr

I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films, the web, expeditions, new submarines, a campaign! — to ignite public support for a network of global marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet‘ – Dr. Sylvia Earle 2009 TED

the Argyll coast of western Scotland, and the islands off shore, are the UK’s first Mission Blue Hope Spot

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p.s. be sure to watch the video in full screen mode

September 21, 2019

Around the world in 14 accents

by allthoughtswork

Linguistic tour starts at 1:31

I gotta say, Dunc, that little Canadian spud might be more Scottish than thu.

September 16, 2019

Just another day in the life of Duncan

by allthoughtswork