Dabbling in Scotland

Oban, Scotland – 1986

Oban, Scotland - 1986

I know there are some people here who have an interest in Scotland. I just found a web site I thought you might like and wanted to share it with you. (I’ve also included it in my list of links to the left on this blog.)

Rampant Scotland

I just happened on this site whilst looking up a recipe for potato pancakes. This has a great Recipe section as well as many, many other links to great Scottish sites. I hope you enjoy it, if you’ve a mind to, as much as I have today!

The picture at the top of this page is one I took on our honeymoon back in 1986 in Oban, Scotland. Our B&B was in one of those houses pictured. It’s on the very western coast of mainland Scotland, looking out to the islands off the coastline. We stayed in that B&B for about 4 days and were totally enchanted by the town of Oban, pictured below.




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I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals…

They are so placid and self-contained,

I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,

Not one is dissatisfied… not one is demented with the mania of owning things,

Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,

Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from “Leaves of Grass, No. 32”] ~

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6 Responses to Dabbling in Scotland

  1. Bex says:

    Em, if you ever do get the chance to go “across the pond”, do plan to visit England as well as Scotland. Most of England is just beautiful, once you get away from the big cities. Especially The North (which is where our beloved Yorkshire lies). So much open land, rolling hills, moors, dales, dry stone walls, dotted with sheep everywhere. Scotland is a whole different animal. Much higher hills/mountains, much less “civilized” looking but wild and beautiful. We’ve been to Scotland about three times in our eight trips there and would love to go again if the stars ever came together for us.


  2. mz. em says:

    As I have Scottish blood in my veins I am going to enjoy this site. Have you seen Rick Steve’s Europe when he has visited Scotland and England. I have to have a towel around my neck to catch my drool. Scotland is on the top of my list if I ever get the chance to go across the pond.


  3. That’s an Encyclopedia of Scotland!!! I forwarded the link to my cousin, who’s definitely a “rampant” Scot! {giggle}
    Hugs from Asia, ~ Sil


  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    That is one big list of links. Did you find the potato pancakes on that site, Bex?


  5. Rhubarb says:

    the bonny banks and braes…so green…that’s quite a good-sized town, from the look of it.


  6. sandy from iowa says:

    “WOW”…never have to search again for facts there….my my …thanks


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