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Read “Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram” with a glass of whisky in one hand— be it neat or on the rocks— and a Scottish map in the other. With this book, Iain Banks explored non-fiction writing for the only time, having previously written mainstream fiction and science-fiction under a nom de plume of Iain M. Banks.
“From your Valentine” is a term most of us are familiar with. It definitely rings a bell, right? But, how many of us are familiar with the historical chronicle behind it? Well, one of the many theories around the origin of Valentine’s Day that has remained popular, dates back to 270 A.D. when Claudius II ruled the Roman Empire.
You can take a Scotsman out of Scotland, but you can seldom take the hallowed Scotland out of a Scotsman. An apt example is James Buchanan. Born to Scottish parents in Canada and brought up in Northern Ireland, this man, revered for his principles and values, found his calling in (and you may well guess right) the ‘dear green place’, Glasgow. What followed is a story worth rediscovering.