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You Are What You Eat Cookbook - Book Review
Gillian McKeith's television series You Are What You Eat challenged people to look at their diet and use her principles of healthy eating to lose weight. Her cookbook includes recipies from smoothies to desserts which are healthy, low fat, low sugar and frequently gluten free.
Gretna Green, close to Scotland's border with England, used to welcome eloping couples keen to marry quickly and easily, often due to the fact that they did not have parental approval for their actions.
A Child's Garden of Verses - Book Review
A Child’s Garden of Verses is a small poetry collection by Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The poems, written by a parent, have spoken to generations of children, capturing imagination and sending readers to far off lands.
Fast Facts - Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are sparsely populated compared to the rest of Britain, the majority of the population living in Inverness, Scotland’s highland city. The Highlands offer magic - deep lochs, deserted beaches, snow-capped mountains, stunning coastlines and much more...
Chris Hoy - Olympic Cyclist
Chris Hoy, winner of Olympic gold medals for track cycling in Athens, Beijing and London, was born in 1976 in Edinburgh. Hoy’s magnificent achievement of three gold medals in 2008 proved inspirational for a generation of young men and women who were aiming for the 2012 London Olympics.
The Real Robionson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, tells the story of a man shipwrecked on an island, forced to rely on his own resources for survival. Far less famous than the fictional character is the Scottish man who inspired Defoe’s story – Alexander Selkirk...
Scotland has produced some superb sportsmen, yet few have reached the heights of winning an Olympic gold. Here are some the Scottish men who have made it...
Arran, Barra, Fair Isle, Iona, Lewis and St Kilda – six of the wealth of islands Scotland has to explore. Each island has a distinct character; some have sizeable communities and easy transport links, others are largely deserted.
Scotland has seven cities. Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness climb Scotland’s eastern shores. Glasgow, to the west, is a gateway to some of the country’s wild and beautiful western islands.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published in 1886 – a book so popular that the term Jekyll and Hyde became a way of describing a person who had sudden mood changes or many facets (not all pleasant) to their character.
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