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He was an eccentric, happiest at home in his garden

As far as I can establish there is no surviving painting of John Ramsay of Ochtertyre. He died in 1814, several decades before the science of photography. John Ramsay was … Continue reading He was an eccentric, happiest at home in his garden

Letters from the Mountains

Anne Grant of Laggan was born Anne MacVicar in Glasgow in 1755. She was the daughter of Duncan MacVicar, an army officer. The family spent some time in North America … Continue reading Letters from the Mountains

‘Breathing life into medicines’

In looking up the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland [which is generally known as ‘ALLIANCE’] the GOOGLE search engine took me to  ALLIANCE Pharmaceuticals Ltd. I am sharing this … Continue reading ‘Breathing life into medicines’

The College position

The President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists recently outlined “the College position” in relation to social media use by its members: “We do not have a remit to monitor … Continue reading The College position