Category Archives: November

November in Scottish History

01 November 1889: A Belgian named Professor Albert attempted to become the first man to swim the Firth of Forth. Setting off from the shore of Fife, he reached about half way to Inchkeith before he gave up, disappointing the … Continue reading

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Memories of a past life

Many years ago, in a different life, I was a postman in the Scottish Borders. When the days close in as they do now, I remember┬áthese old days: Winter mornings were the most memorable, whatever the weather. Sometimes it was … Continue reading

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