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If you want to go to the Scottish Border Lands, or know nothing about them and are simply curious, this is a great seminar. I knew nothing except that it was beautiful. Dr. Lister's presentation made me want to go as soon as I can! And her seminar helped me craft an itinerary.
Excellent presentation on the beautiful and historic Scottish Borders country by Dr. Jenny Litster. The session was loaded with well-designed images and information. The presentation was engaging and focused. I look forward to more Scottish tours by Jenny.
I am interested in the Border Lands because many of my ancestors came from there via Ulster (Scotch-Irish). I wish that she had talked a little bit about that aspect of history but that wasn't advertised in the description. I certainly know more about the area now and was impressed with its beauty.
My husband & I have been to Scotland 3 times. In 2016 we traveled to Dumfries and the Borders mostly because of my need to see where my Irving family came from in Dumfries. We stayed at Bonshaw Tower and learned about the area. In the talk today she discussed this mostly having to do with the Borders. I saw the Irving shield in the entrance hall at Abbotsford when we visited. We have loved the ruins of the monasteries at Dryburgh, Melrose, and Jedburgh staying at Jedburgh Abbey Hotel twice when we took friends there in 2018. More travelers should learn of this area. Her talk reminded us of a wonderful trip.
I have been to Scotland once and am planning another trip next spring to the West Coast islands but knew nothing of the Border Lands. It was fascinating and Dr. Litster is a spellbinding storyteller. Her presentation was organized and very well done. I'll look forward to her seminar on Anne of Green Gables and hope to take part in her Yorkshire Dales when it is scheduled.