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Ronnie Convery – Italian Hon Consul (Glasgow)

Ronnie Convery – Italian Hon Consul (Glasgow)

Presentation of the Pascoli Medal

The Mayor of Barga Caterina Campani was in Scotland this week celebrating the Clan Italia Gathering – a meeting dedicated to the Italians of Scotland and also to the presentation of both Scottish and Italian products. The idea for the event came from the restaurateur from Barga – Stefano Orsucci, supported by others including the […]

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Arandora Star – When Fiction Serves Truth

Arandora Star – When Fiction Serves Truth

"To forget would be a greater tragedy " - Gino Tambini, grandson of Giovanni Tambini, lost on the Arandora Star, July 2, 1940

I have known, and lived with the story of the Arandora Star for many years. I was a young reporter in local newspapers back in 1990 when a book arrived for review. It was “The Italian Factor” by Terri Colpi (a book I still treasure) which is THE guide to the Italian community in the […]