5 results for 'scotland'
Golf began in Scotland, and dates back to the 15th century. With such a rich heritage and so many time-honored courses, it’s safe to say that Scotland is home to some of the world’s best golfing destinations. Golf is viewed as the national sport and a cultural icon here. The sport is ingrained in the consciousness of a people who affectionately call their nation, “The Home of Golf”. Courses here are suitable for anybody, from the elite to the working class.
With over 500 courses, you have all sorts of choices. Even the common man can play at the great courses here if he just books a... (more)
The War on Christmas
Controversy continues to surround the celebration of Christmas and is unearthed in the perspectives apparent when examining government, media, advertising, and cultural issue both at home and abroad.
In recent times this has been restricted to concerns about Christmas themes such as Santa Claus and the giving of gifts as opposed to the real reason for the season professed by Christians, namely the birth of Jesus.
Current controversy is centred in western countries such as the United States, Canada and to a lesser extent the United Kingdom and... (more)
Some of my school chums went to Durham University in the north of England, girls I used to visit for long weekends when I was an undergraduate. It was a super opportunity to explore a part of the country I did not know that well - Northern England and the Scottish borders. There is still a wonderful romance that clings to so many places here, an echo of old, unhappy, far off times and battles long ago.
One of the places we went to was Flodden Edge, the site of the camp of an invading Scottish army in 1513 led by King James IV in person. The battle of the same name wasn’t actually fought... (more)
I came up to Edinburgh last week chiefly for the Catherine the Great exhibition being held in the National Museum of Scotland but I also arranged with some friends to walk the West Highland Way, a long distance footpath that links Glasgow in the south with Fort William in the north. And walk it we did, not the whole thing, which can take several days, but from Bridge of Orchy to Fort William and then back south by train. It’s by far the most interesting part of the route.
I’ve walked the Way before, in whole and in part. When the weather is good the walking is very, very good and... (more)
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The From Mason To Minister aspect of my book’s title refers to my spiritual and philosophical journey. And the Through the Lattice facet deals with the glimpses or reflections I was getting of God and the meaning of life as I travelled through life from Scotland to Canada then Australia. I suppose some might call it a mid life crisis, but in my early thirties I began wondering what life was all about. I had been taught two conflicting worldviews when growing up: the neo-Darwinian view (as currently espoused by e.g. Richard Dawkins), that life is... (more)
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