Joined: Mar 24, 2022
Lorna Wallace has a Ph.D. in English Literature and is a lover of all things science fiction and horror. She lives in Scotland with her rescue greyhound, Misty.
Robert Louis Stevenson ('Treasure Island,' 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde') is one of Scotland’s foremost writers—and his life, like his most famous stories, was full of both adventure and misfortune.
James VI and I was the first monarch to rule both Scotland and England. He also spearheaded the Scottish witch trials.
Japan’s highest mountain is also one of its most iconic landmarks.
Officially titled 'Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,' the more than 900-page tome collected together 36 of the Renaissance writer’s plays for the first time.
No prior familiarity with specialist climbing equipment (beyond walking boots) is required to tackle these 10 scary hikes, but nerves of steel are a must.
Unusual deaths aren’t just found on the page. A number of authors have themselves died in bizarre ways—and sometimes, they seem even stranger than fiction.
Amelia Bloomer’s impact on the women’s rights movement went much further than inspiring a fashion revolution.
In Northern Ireland, thousands of hexagonal stone columns of various heights rise out of the North Atlantic Ocean and climb up to the foot of a cliff, as if they had been placed by a massive mythical creature.
Robert Burns was voted the greatest Scot over iconic warrior William Wallace in a 2009 poll.
While there are many beautiful libraries in the world, there are also a number of more unique ones—from creative architectural wonders to libraries that aren’t housed within buildings at all.
If you’re at a New Year’s Eve party in Scotland, don’t be surprised if a guest leaves the house a few minutes before midnight just so that they can re-enter as the first footer after the bells.
Celebrating the New Year is a big deal in Scotland.