the light always comes back

This island, which takes its name from one of the saints bearing the Irish name Finan, is situated about 200m from both the N and S banks of Loch Shiel. … Continue reading the light always comes back

How is he, that gentle gardener?

Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.

From Scotland with Love

Last night we were in the audience of the Glasgow Concert Hall to hear live the music and soundtrack of the acclaimed film: ‘From Scotland with Love’. It really was … Continue reading From Scotland with Love

‘There must be more equality in society’

The following is part of what I consider to be a most important Editorial that featured in Scotland on Sunday of 8th March 2020:

Seeing Brexit through many lenses

Filmed on ‘Brexit Day’ at Doulie Tower, Edzell, Fettercairn. Music credit: ‘Exit music’ by Steven Lindsay

Country Pursuits

We have lived in Bridge of Allan for two decades and throughout this time the shop ‘Country Pursuits’ has been a comforting presence on Henderson Street (the main thoroughfare through … Continue reading Country Pursuits

The city built itself around them

Filmed in Paris, January 2020. Music credit: A trombone cover of Supertramp’s ‘Dreamer’ by Nick La Riviere

Together we could find music in any city in the world

January 2020: a family weekend in Paris. Music credits: (1) Prelude No 1 – in B Flat major by G Gershwin (2) Sunrise, Sunset – by The National Jazz Trio … Continue reading Together we could find music in any city in the world

The City is yours

Today we are heading to Paris for a family weekend. A present from Andrew and Rachel to their mum. In April 1964 my parents spent their honeymoon in Paris. This … Continue reading The City is yours

A timeline of missed opportunities

This film presents a timeline from 2002 to 2019 in relation to England’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The film presents missed opportunities, in particular the potential role of prescribed medications … Continue reading A timeline of missed opportunities

Esketamine: Regulators and a confusing narrative

I recently shared a BMJ report that outlined the approval of Esketamine in Europe: Since sharing this news, the following rapid response by the MHRA [The Medicines and Healthcare products … Continue reading Esketamine: Regulators and a confusing narrative

“Advertising works!”

Dr Tyler Black MD, a Canadian Psychiatrist [23 December 2019]: “Advertising works! This is why it is important for there to be a separation between science and industry, as well … Continue reading “Advertising works!”