This poem is for Mrs Beaton who was my S2 English teacher, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh: BEATON. As a young child I learned to write backwards and could sleep standing … Continue reading BEATON

A humanising sense of creativity

The following are extracts from an article in the Scotland on Sunday, 13 November 2022, about a new collection of the Edinburgh poems by Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon: Wilfred … Continue reading A humanising sense of creativity

Firrhill High School

I was a pupil at Firrhill High School from 1979-1984. I wish that my memory was better.  My recall is not as I would wish. However, I can say with … Continue reading Firrhill High School

Gates restored

The gates to Edinburgh’s old Royal High School have been restored: