The Scotland Blog

Scotland's Enchanting Kingdom, the Kingdom of Fife, is stuffed full of wonderful treasures, people, places, recipes, poems, photographs, culture; and hints and tips about having a great vacation, or even living here.

Thank you for joining us on our adventure, and come back regularly to see what is new

Mar 13, 2017

The Cage

The Cage to Robert Blair I wear a cage in myself in a changing rhythm of life and death silent space overwhelms in a world full of countless doors

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Jan 13, 2017

The River

The world is running too fast I swim in the river of things and memories see the pictures which I have to leave I close myself in loneliness locking in

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Dec 30, 2016

Potted Hough

Go to your Butcher and ask for a Fore Nap and 3lb of Hough. (You might need to order it) Then cover the bone with water boil it for as long as poss (I

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Dec 30, 2016

Glen Cruickshank

Looking for Scottish recipes. I found the Skirlie and it's lovely with Chicken.

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Aug 22, 2016


I was born in Motherwell, Lanark in August 1939. We lived in Hertfordshire during the war years. Then we moved back to Scotland to Pitlochry in Perthsire.

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Aug 22, 2016

Staffordshire Writer Inspired by Fife Roots

I was a middle aged man when I discovered that I loved my roots in Fife. Having been called a 'Black Country Poet' for a few years, another chapter in

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May 28, 2016

Scottish Scones -- fried?

This is the only recipe for fried scones I've ever seen, yet I got it many years ago from a Scottish 'war bride' who lived near us. I have no reason to

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May 28, 2016

Oatmeal stuffing

6 tablespoonfuls medium oatmeal 3 tbsp suet (packet)beef,light,vegetarian whatever suits 2or 3 tbsp finely chopped onion Salt to taste Tip: blast chopped

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Apr 28, 2016

I am a Scottish girl

I did not find out that I was Scottish until late in my years. I am looking forward to visiting Scotland soon. The Scottish site helps tremendously

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Apr 28, 2016

The Flannan Isles

I wrote this in a primary 6 classroom in Tormusk Primary in Castlemilk round 1975 for a class project. The Flannan Isles, off Scotland's coast Just rocks

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Apr 14, 2016

Another Blethering Dallas Scot!

Well, it seems there are other Scots in Dallas in our midst here & that I'm not alone. Surprised? Not on your life: the Scottish diaspora reaches

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Jul 30, 2015

Venice Avritt Brickett

I was looking for Scottish Christmas ornaments and recipes. My cousin did a family tree and found that the very first Avritt came from somewhere in Scotland.

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