Highland Esperanto Congress
The Scottish Esperanto Congress in Inverness (6/8 June 2008) was a nice mixture of erudition, sightseeing and good humour.
David Hannah was responsible for the heady confection!
The erudition consisted of lectures about Scottish Gaelic, Highland Railways, the great Scottish author Neil Gunn, the Pictish language, and the Celtic Scale (that was veritable erudition!).
The sightseeing was Inverness itself, charming Dornoch ( a town walk), and Dunrobin Castle - incredible vibes there.
And the fun? All meals were shared, including a really merry banquet at the Eagle Hotel in Dornoch; and a surfeit of good humour in virtuoso after-banquet speech about a multi-culture Scotland.
On the way home, I further dipped into Highland culture by visiting Culloden: the National Trust has prepared a remarkable new experience there; but, in spite of all the caveats, I can never forget the genocide which followed the battle.
Next year we congress in Dundee; Andrew Weir will preside.
Come along, and revel in the culture of Esperanto!