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My Irreplaceable Other: A Valentine’s Day Poem by Alexander McCall Smith

Date Published: 12th February 2021

Alexander awoke recently with this poem almost fully formed in his mind, as if it came to him in his sleep. He shares it with you today as people across the world celebrate love.

Protecting Baby Elephants in Botswana

Date Published: 26th November 2020

Alexander was delighted to receive word from one of his favourite charities this week, Elephant Havens Wildlife Foundation. Elephant Havens protects and cares for orphaned baby African Elephants in Botswana. They have chosen to name one of their new arrivals ‘Sandy’, after Alexander, and sent through this adorable photo of wee Sandy with his handler Onks. […]

Ten Years to Tell the Story of a Nation

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Ten years to celebrate Scotland. Ten years to bring a dream to fruition. Ten years to reach the new starting point for something incredibly special… This very week, ten years ago, Alexander McCall Smith attended the opening of an exhibition in the city’s Dovecot Studios. The focus of the exhibition was the Prestonpans Tapestry, a […]

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