In July 1901 a heat-wave hit the eastern United States. 9,500 people are said to have died from from heat related causes. 724 of the fatalities in the city of New York.
It’s a celebration of all things Scottish which some Scots may not like but it is also a reminder of the strong links between the USA and Scotland: Tartan Week.
On 18th of April 1916, Edith Wharton, was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, for her contribution to the war effort.
In Scotland 2,608,831 people have had their first dose of the vaccine – 57.4%
“Jeanne is first and foremost an artist. Her joys, her concerns, are expressed in and through her art. Her art works change their form sporadically, which is healthy – it’s best if expression doesn’t stagnate.”
“I have often said to myself what are the boasted advantages which my country reaps from a certain Union that counterbalance the annihilation of her Independence, and even her very name!” Robert Burns
” I had hoped going into this last one that things maybe had improved at the end but it seems the light at the end of the tunnel, was just the entry light to another tunnel. “
” We drove along to the main Brodgar car park, and walked up to The Ring, where we encountered Jeanne”
“Whatever transpires, events in America can only further reinforce our belief that Scotland can only flourish by doing what our stateside friends did two hundred and forty-four years ago. And make our own Declaration of Independence. “
Scottish crime writer Denise Mina is to receive the Great Scot Award at a virtual celebration by The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA.