Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category

Sandy Moffat on Dame Muriel Spark

Alexander (Sandy) Moffat, Dame Muriel Spark, (1918 – 2006) Writer

Sandy Moffat talks about his experience of painting a portrait of Dame Muriel Spark, Scottish novelist and author of ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ and ‘The Girls of Slender Means’.

“Beware of men bearing flowers.”: Muriel Spark


“Beware of men bearing flowers.”: Muriel Spark

Robert Burns – To A Mouse – Poem



Robert Burns’ To A Mouse presented by David Sibbald from his CD “The Greatest Poems in the World” (available at Edited by Peggy Edwards (AKA Peigi McCann).

The Story of Robert Burns/ Short animation

Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Find out about the life and legacy of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns in this short animation.

Tobias Smollett/ Audio

Tobias Smollett c 1770

Tobias Smollett c 1770

Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author.He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle , which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens.His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr.O.