How I Became a “Scot-O-Maniac”

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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My passion for Scottish history and culture began in my mid-thirties.  I was then working as a reporter and commentator for ABC Radio and TV in Los Angeles and was handed  the assignment of covering the International Gathering of the Clans which brought members of the Scottish Diaspora from all over the world to Edinburgh.   As I’ve mentioned previously in this blog, both my husband and I are of Scottish-American heritage (Here we are on a moor at the Lord Hamilton shooting estate in Glen Affric, the Scottish Highlands).  Between us are the family names of McCullough, McGann, McAlister, Alexander, Bell, Harris and Hunter in our family tree. Read more