Scáthach and CùChulainn

“raised on songs and stories, heroes of renown”   (from “the Rare Old Times”- The Dubliners) with Davy Spillane on the Uillean pipes below   I recently came across a heroic tale mentioned by Alexander Irvine, a photographer from the Hebrides, on Facebook. It was one more remarkable story* from another island close to my Scots…

Monochrome Madness 3-17

I’m going to have to take a break from blogging for the next two or three weeks while I move. I will be back of course. I apologize for being a bit behind in keeping up with my fellow bloggers the last while but my world is in chaos at the moment! Oh how I hate packing….

Rush Hour in the Highlands

More from the Isle of Skye, on the inner Hebrides, Inverness shire There is a rhythm of it’s own, unhurried, sheep everywhere, gulls crying and mist coming in from the seas,  the mountains and the glens. Chì mi na mòrbheanna  ( a haunting Gaelic lament) I see the mist covered peaks… I am just now…

The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan — oh fine Scottish Weather

Dunvegan (Dùn Bheagain)  Castle on the Isle of Skye  is the hereditary home of the Clan MacLeod  (and one part of my family tree).  The clan MacLeod are said to be descendants of a Norseman named Leod or Ljotr and the Isle of Skye is rich in Pictish, Norse and Gaelic tradition.  A sept of…

Up in the glorious Skye

Oh boy!  Internet is very hit and miss here- mostly miss.  I apologize for not keeping up at all with anyone at this time but will when I return. Thank you, everyone, for your comments and I will try to reply. While I have the access I will try to post some of the pics…