Edinburgh – Herbalist Shop

Thanks to my lovely friend Carol Hannington who has the pleasure of being in Edinburgh AT THIS VERY MOMENT!! I have some terrific pictures to share of D. ATKINSON HERBALIST – EDINBURGH 1860 Perhaps we’ll see Claire popping in there soon… Thank you Carol!  Please see Carol’s Facebook page Hannington’s Herbals  

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Sophie Skelton & Richard Rankin

Is it just me or do you think it’s curious that names of the actors chosen to play Brianna and Roger both have matching first and last name initials, SS & RR. And, of course, their initials are sequential in the alphabet. Enjoy these casual photos of the two, when they toured around Scotland earlier…

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National Geographic – Outlander’s Origins

The following article is from National Geographic in August 2014. Fictional Outlander Series Has Real Links to Scotland’s Newly Unearthed Neolithic Ruins Imagining time travel through ancient standing stones In the first book in Diana Gabaldon’s fictional Outlander series, Claire Randall, on her second honeymoon with her husband in Scotland after World War II, visits…

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Outlander – The Banning of The Plaid

I’m no historian, but the real facts are compelling to read. History records for us, the following. On the 2nd of August 1745, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, eldest son of James (VIII & III – the “Old Pretender”), landed on the isle of Eriskay with seven companions. When the standard of Royal House of Stuart…

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