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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

National Tartan Day

If you are of  Scottish heritage, today is a day to bring our your plaid and wear it proudly. This is mine. My maiden name is Ferguson.

The Ferguson Plaid
 Here are some interesting links about all things Scottish. Enjoy!

http://www.tartanday.org/

http://www.heartoscotland.com/

http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com/  (The Celtic Croft, a great on-line shop for many Scottish items)

Would you like to read some great fiction about Scotland?  Currently a series of 7 books with the 8th in process of being written, The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is rich, vibrant historical fiction series with a little bit of sci-fi thrown in. They are all very long books, but so full of fabulous characters, plots, history, romance, mystery and so much more. Most of the story takes place in the 1740's and is so wonderfully written. I can not recommend this enough. The titles of the series are (and you MUST read them in order) Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo In The Bone. These books are not for the faint of heart, that is for sure. As I said they are quite lengthy, there is violence and realistic depictions of life in the mid 18th century, as well as some rather racy scenes. But, such a great group of books. Here is Ms. Gabaldon's website if you would like to learn more:  http://www.dianagabaldon.com/blog/
And if you have read these books, I would love to hear your comments.  (Sorry to gush, I just love these books, and National Tartan Day reminded me to tell you all about this great series that deals so much with Scotland)

Scottish Terrier
So if you are Scottish, of Scottish heritage or just love Scotland, Celebrate National Tartan Day!!

Oh, and here is one of my favorite Scots:

Sir Sean Connery

6 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

Oh you got me with Sir Handsome. My 1st husband's family was of Scottish ancestory. I have tried to find a tartan for the name McCuistion or other spelling of such and have found not a thing. I wanted to find it for my daughter and the grands. You are such a sweetie for saying such lovley things about our Mr. Ry. He is quite special and I am touched by your caring.
The books sound like some reading worth investigating. I love a meaty book. One that you can sink your brain into and be immersed.
Great posting, thanks and hugs, The Olde Bagg

Aine said...

My husband is (and my paternal grandmother was) Scottish. So I am a member of the Farquharson clan by marriage! And I think it is absolutely cool to be a member of a clan - it's so ---ancient! :) Thank you for telling me it is National Tartan Day. I will have to post something on my blog as well!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Robin ;o) I'm not Scottish, but are very close friends are. I love Sir Sean Connery ;o)) Have a wonderful National Tartan Day!

Mina said...

I am not Scottish but Happy Tartan Day to you!

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin ;o) I just wanted to say, thanks for letting me know you got the painting! You made my day ;o) I hope you truly like it and enjoy it for many years ;o) Take Care!!!

Jeanne said...

Happy National Tartan Day to you! I am Graham Clan on my Mom's side and Turnbull Clan on my Dad's side. :0)