Solheim Cup [2019]

The friendship of all nations was just wonderful. The sun shone and Scotland was at its bonniest. The girls did good!

Constitution Street

A fictional street where Peter lives. This film was made on the 15th September 2019. Given the timing, if you think that this filmy may be political, you may be … Continue reading Constitution Street

‘Bob Dragon’

The Dreghorn Mansion on Great Clyde Street was the last of the old Glasgow Mansions but has now been demolished. It was said to be haunted by Robert Dreghorn “Bob … Continue reading ‘Bob Dragon’

She gangs in brawness

This homemade film is for Ella Rae (a dear friend whose voice closes the film), Catriona my older sister, and Rachel my daughter. Ella Rae died some years ago. I … Continue reading She gangs in brawness

‘The mutability of the past’

It was interesting to read Professor Pies considerations on “Antipsychiatry” and his linkage of this with the “chemical imbalance trope” [Psychiatric Times, 2nd August 2019] Like Professor Pies I am … Continue reading ‘The mutability of the past’

an Age like this

George Orwell: thoughts and feelings of today [currently 2019]                  

“When good intentions meet vested interests”

This is an important essay. It was written in 2013 by Dr Iona Heath. In her essay, Dr Heath offers considerations on George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four” in relation to current … Continue reading “When good intentions meet vested interests”

“Good to have a Government that listens!”

Remarked the Chair of the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists after being greeted by name by reception staff as he arrived at St Andrew’s House. Unfortunately I … Continue reading “Good to have a Government that listens!”

BIOTEX

Recently, on social media, the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists offered advice to somebody who had a blood-stained garment. The President said “Soak in cold water overnight. BIOTEX … Continue reading BIOTEX

Suicide Prevention: oral evidence given to the House of Commons

The following evidence on suicide prevention was given by Professor Carmine Pariante and Professor Louis Appleby to the House of Commons on the 29th November 2016. What is shared here … Continue reading Suicide Prevention: oral evidence given to the House of Commons

A talk on Mavisbank

Today, at 7pm, in Bonnyrigg Library, I will be giving a talk on Mavisbank House. I will be showing some of my short films:The Antiq