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lunababymoonchild

Tonight is St Andrew's Night

I've had a strange St Andrew's, day really.  

I switched on the telly and somebody had left it at the History channel which was telling me all sorts about Edinburgh, R L Stevenson and his approach to Jekyll & Hyde (the basis of the programme, actually), and bodysnatching in general - quite a few things I didn't already know, too! - and I wonderd if it was just conicidence that the book I'm reading is set in present day Edinburgh.  

Then I decided to watch Songs of Praise and this came from Linlithgow - somewhere I've never been, apparently - and I realised that the book that I've just finished reading was about the life of Mary, Queen of Scots who was born in Linlithgow.

The book I read before Mary Queen of Scots was set in St Andrews and I was waiting to see what in the way of TV programme would emerge for St Andrew's day from St Andrews.  If there was one I didn't find it, but it was quite a spooky experience nonetheless.

Luna
Chibiabos83

As a Scot by birth I feel I'm doing my bit by reading a book set in Glasgow and Ayrshire.
Not_Smart_Just_Lucky

Happy St. Andrew's Day to anyone out there from Scotland, and especially to all of you here from Scotland.

And if Scots Gallic is anything near understandable compared with Irish, then is mian liom La le hAndriu iontach ar gach Albanach
Caro

I've been to Linlithgow - we spent a night there on our way back from the West Coast.  Managed to be there during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and wandered down the street (or tried to wander down it) just as everyone came out of the Tattoo; quite an experience.  

I haven't read anything set in Scotland or written by a Scot for a while.  Must remedy that - but not just yet.  Often consider a Nigel Tranter, but haven't read one for ages.

Cheers, Caro.  

Oddly enough our calendar this year (made in Wales) doesn't have a 30th November on it.  Somehow this got left off.  Extra Sunday at the mottom was going to be a nuisance apparently.
TheRejectAmidHair

I know I've said it often enough, but since I haven't said it yet on this board, I'll say it again:

Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg is my favourite Scottish novel, and one of the best I've read from any country!
lunababymoonchild

Not_Smart_Just_Lucky wrote:
Happy St. Andrew's Day to anyone out there from Scotland, and especially to all of you here from Scotland.

And if Scots Gallic is anything near understandable compared with Irish, then is mian liom La le hAndriu iontach ar gach Albanach


Thanks Lucky.  My Gaelic, (Scottish), just isn't good enough to translate that, I'm afraid.  Although I've been led to believe Scottish Gaelic is slightly easier to understand than Irish.

Thanks for all replies, I was astonished at the coincidences of my reading and that's why I posted.  As was pointed out to me in discussion with a family member, the TV programming can hardly be that surprising but the fact that it went with my recent reading I felt, was.

Luna

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