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David Roberts (1796–1864, Scotland)

Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During ye Years 1832 & 1833

David Roberts was a Scottish landscape painter, known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838–1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841.


Good Morning from Scotland 

Sunrise, Brough Kirk by Richie Hutchison
Via Flickr:
Sunrise taken at the brough church, Whalsay, Shetland Isles. Taken at 4.10am, Wednesday 24th may 2017.


Melrose Abbey by Olivia Notter
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Melrose, Scotland | November, 2015

Jane Haining (1897-1944) is the only Scottish person to be officially recognized as Righteous Among the Nations for her humanitarian actions during the Second World War and the Holocaust. She was a Church of Scotland missionary and teacher in Budapest, Hungary, and lost her life for her convictions.

She was responsible for the care and education of dozens of Jewish students, and refused to leave their side when the war broke out. She was eventually captured by the Gestapo, and sent to various concentration camps. She eventually died in Auschwitz in 1944.

                                                   Tweedsmuir Kirk 

                          14 miles north of Moffat in Upper Tweeddale