My maternal Grandmother (a Robson) left Scotland when she was a young woman. On my father's side of the family (great+ grandparents) are MacLea, and MacKay. When I was a young boy I had, for not very long, a pen-pal in Scotland. For some reason we never stayed in touch. I had completely forgotten about that until recently when my wife and I were discussing our trips, our blog, and the friends we've made in Scotland.
Beginning with an interest in sampling various whisky (and I've even begun a whisky blog ), my interest in Scotland's history, culture, and The Gaelic, has become what some would call an obsession. As for the whisky, my wife and I still enjoy it, and will try new whiskies as we are able, but Scotland is more, much more, than whisky, castles, kilts, bagpipes and haggis.
If you are interested, visit Oor Alba Blog to read about our trips, and other Scottish interests.