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European dreams

I should have been born in a warmer climate, but then I wouldn’t have been Scottish, and I rather like being Scottish – especially at present when politics here are amazingly interesting, though often also hair-tearingly frustrating. The thrill of … Continue reading

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Marie R — bad or betrayed?

Four hundred and twenty six years after her execution Mary Queen of Scots remains an enigmatic figure —one of Scotland’s most famous, yet most controversial people. Was she a pawn of scheming monarchs and lords? Was she betrayed by those … Continue reading

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