Highland fling

Och aye, lassie! 🙂

bluebird of bitterness

A helicopter pilot started having engine trouble while flying over the Scottish Highlands, and he had to make an emergency landing in the middle of a sheep pasture. He got out and walked over to where the shepherd was sitting and smoking his pipe.

“I say, good fellow,” the pilot said, “can you tell me where I might find a mechanic?”

The shepherd shook his head.

“Nae, laddie,” he said. “But I kin tell ye where t’ find a McPherson or a McCormick.”

sheep*

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Viking treasure haul unearthed in Scotland

Neat!

A haul of Viking treasure has been unearthed from a field in south west Scotland by an amateur using a metal detector.

Derek McLennan, a retired businessman from Ayrshire, made the find in Dumfriesshire in September.

In total, more than 100 items were recovered, including armbands, a cross and brooches.

Experts have said the discovery is one of the most important Viking hoards ever found in Scotland.