October 6, 2010
Here's some of the stuff you're likely to find during a visit to Scotland. Haggis: Scottish dish tastes and looks like dark meat oatmeal. It's actually not as bad as, say, blood pudding. Secret of its delicious taste? Sheep guts (heart, liver, lung). Scottish money: It's the same pound sterling denomination as in England, but it's printed with different pictures. Scottish brogue: Not hard to understand unless you're talking to footballers or find yourself in Glasgow.
February 22, 1987 |
I've always wanted to see the British Open, but I never had any success in booking accommodations anywhere near where this event was taking place, and my travel agent didn't know of any tours I might take. Do you have information on a tour package that includes the British Open in Scotland this year? There are several tours that will get you to the British Open Golf Championship, which will be held July 16 to 19 at the Muirfield course, in the town of Gullane, about 20 miles east of Edinburgh, Scotland.
April 17, 1988 |
Among the many areas in the world where bird watching is a great sport, Scotland's northern highlands hold their own. The nearly treeless highlands make for great bird-watching territory, as visitors can quickly spot skylarks, swallows, martins, ravens and other hill and forest birds as well as birds of prey - golden eagles, peregrine falcons, hawks, buzzards. The sea cliffs to the north are home to puffins, razorbills, oyster catchers and gulls. One way to spy on the hundreds of birds that arrive in late April to mid- July on their way to the northern summer nesting grounds is to check into the Borrobol Lodge, a six-bedroom, wood-paneled sporting lodge in the northern highlands.
February 18, 1990 |
GREAT SCOT. The U.S. Department of Transportation has cleared the way for three airlines American, Northwest and British Airways - to fly nonstop from the United States to Abbotsinch Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Glasgow, Scotland, and about 45 minutes from Edinburgh. The move, if matched, as expected, by the British government, should increase American tour packages to Scotland and also relieve some of the congestion at London's overcrowded Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. It could make Abbotsinch a third United Kingdom jumping-off spot for flights on to Europe, Africa and Asia.
June 20, 1991 |
With a grunt, the brawny man lifted the 22-pound wooden rod with an iron ball on its end. Swinging it three times around his head, he let it fly with a guttural "arghhhhhh" that echoed through the South Oval on the Devon Horse Show grounds Saturday. As the "hammer" settled in the arena dust, two women ran out to measure the throw. On his second throw of the three-throw contest, Kurt Pauli of Saxonburg, Pa., 19, had flung the ancient tool more than 66 feet, making him leader in the field of 11 amateurs competing in the centuries-old field event at the 25th Delco Scottish Games.
July 11, 1992 |
Germany's Bernhard Langer shot a 3-under-par 67 to take a 3-stroke lead after the third round of the Scottish Open golf tournament. Langer reached the 54-hole mark yesterday with a 14-under total of 196, 4 off the European record by Anders Forsbrand five years ago. Blustery winds pushed up the scores yesterday, one day after England's Paul Curry shot a 60 to beat the course record by 2 strokes. PGA WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Morris Hatalsky increased his lead to 3 strokes with a 5-under-par 66 in the second round of the Anheuser-Busch Classic.
November 23, 1986 |
Margaret Taggart Allan, born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1906, died on Nov. 15 at her home in Bryn Mawr. She was 80. In 1930, at the age of 24, she immigrated to the United States after the death of her parents, according to her daughter, Mary Gardner Doran. Mrs. Allan, the third of eight children, came to the United States in search of better job opportunities. She settled on the Main Line, where she worked as a maid to help support a younger sister and four younger brothers in Scotland.
December 9, 1990 |
When jazz bagpiper Rufus Harley swung into the traditional version of "Scotland the Brave," 200 Miquon school students, teachers and parents clapped vigorously to the beat. But several measures later, Harley bent the melody and the rhythm, turning the rousing Scottish march into "Scotland the Brave With Blues. " The audience lost the beat but not its fascination with a man who for nearly 30 years has combined the music of two seemingly disparate cultures. "Once you get into culture, you are talking about the marriage of everybody on the planet," said Harley, 54, of Germantown.
September 4, 2011 |
Michal Kadlec's 90th-minute penalty kick for the Czech Republic salvaged a controversial 2-2 draw Saturday against Scotland in Glasgow in a 2012 European Championship qualifier. Scotland had led twice, with Kenny Miller scoring just before halftime and setting up Darren Fletcher's 83d-minute strike after Jaroslav Plasil had equalized for the visitors. But Kadlec blasted the spot kick into the net after Jan Rezek went down lightly under a Danny Wilson challenge. There was still time for the Scots to have a penalty appeal of their own turned down when Christophe Berra was instead booked for diving.
February 26, 1993 |
The Great Garden at Pitmedden slowly appears as ocean mist rises from the rolling green banks of Aberdeenshire. Elsewhere on the landscape, wrought-iron gates reveal the enchanting Castle Garden of Crathes. Lines from Robert Burns' poetry? Not quite. It's the Philadelphia Flower Show, which takes this year's theme from Scotland for its annual floral extravaganza, to come into full bloom March 7 to 14 at the Philadelphia Civic Center. Besides viewing the hundreds of competitive displays by area nurseries, horticultural organizations and amateur gardeners, visitors can get gardening advice from the pros, watch demonstrations and purchase nearly everything related to gardening, from Victorian birdbaths to bonsai.