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Arran: a history By Thorbjørn Campbell

This book was bought on the last day of our recent trip to Arran, so I did not start to read it until we had returned home. The first chapter is entitled ‘Early Times’ and describes the geology. The Highland … Continue reading

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The Borders

I first travelled through the border country between Scotland and England when I was only six weeks old with my parents on their motorbike and sidecar. Since then countless trips have been made for both work and pleasure, crossing the … Continue reading

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Stoke on Trent and losing a bookshop

There is some sadness attached to finding this book in the shop. Originally published in 1843, it was republished in 1984 by Webberley Ltd, a long-standing independent bookshop in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, which has recently closed. The shop was … Continue reading

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