Hello from the West of Scotland
Although I never commented, I was a long time reader of the ADR and now frequent his other websites. I live in west Stirlingshire (as was), too close to Glasgow (and Faslane) for comfort. I am a medievalist by training (my historical interests have always revolved around how societies fall apart -- oh, dear!), and an editor (reference books) by profession. But my real loves revolve around needlework and I've recently taken up tapestry weaving. Luckily for me, my south-facing garden was once cultivated, and is slowly but surely being put to good use again. I've lived in Scotland for nearly four decades, but I grew up in south suburban Chicago, which I left before Reagan and "Morning in America" had dawned. I've always been grateful that my first step down the slope of descent found me in Scotland. It seemed rough at the time, but in retrospect...!
I recognise many of your names from other forums (fora!), not just ADR, and I look forward to getting to know you all a bit better.