Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland

Like Sir Robert Francis, I prefer the term ‘Freedom to Speak Up‘ to “whistleblowing”. However the Scottish Government has chosen to stick with the latter. The first two films below … Continue reading Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland

Take Hart

My latest short film is a celebration of ‘Take Hart’, BBC. This 1970-80s program had a huge impact upon me! Each episode of ‘Take Hart’ included a gallery called ‘Vision … Continue reading Take Hart

‘A life revisited’

What follows are a few extracts from ‘A Life Revisited’ by Philip Eade, which is a marvellous account of the life of Evelyn Waugh:    

C O L U M B I N E

This is a short film about Betty Mouat of Scatness, Shetland: The Tale of Elizabeth Mouat On 7th February 1886, the boat ‘Columbine’ struck submerged rocks off the coast of … Continue reading C O L U M B I N E

‘I am La Louve. I am Longmeadow.’

This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.  

The music from Bagpuss

I was delighted to return home from work yesterday to find that Rachel had bought, on vinyl, The music from Bagpuss! Songs from Bagpuss often feature in my films.

Gently out of time

This was filmed at Huntershall, A68, early morning of Saturday 15th June 2019 on way to Dandie Dinmont: This film is for Richard.

BBC2: 7.30pm, Tuesday 18th July 1995

Many, if not all British newspapers have now been digitised for the British Newspaper Archive. Until relatively recently this had covered a period only up to the 1950s. However digitalisation … Continue reading BBC2: 7.30pm, Tuesday 18th July 1995

The Centre of Scotland

Last week’s episode of ‘Out of Doors’ had Euan MciLwraith investigating a listener suggestion that the centre of Scotland might be a folly near Doune. I have made two short films … Continue reading The Centre of Scotland