“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!”

That small place in the whole of time

Filmed at Transit House. This film is based on a poem that I recently wrote on the Politician’s clock, in Transit House, Calton Hill Edinburgh. The poem is for Catherine … Continue reading That small place in the whole of time

Catherine

Child on tippy-toes on a chair winding her grandfaither’s clock. Wee Catherine we are a’ in transit facing a warld in by’oot. It wis saiven-twenty when you finished winding the … Continue reading Catherine

The Politician’s clock

Weel done Edinburgh for returning the “politician’s clock” tae the window of Transit House on Calton Hill. In this post I share what I have found in the archives about … Continue reading The Politician’s clock

This should be a music school

I would like to see the old Royal High become a Music School. The following is an article from the Scotsman, 18 September 2018:

The Athens of the North

This image, centred on the Martyrs’ monument, provides one of the best views of the “Athens of the North”. I came across this image as I was listening to the … Continue reading The Athens of the North

“The charmed inner circle of Official Scotland”

The following perspective by Professor Walter Humes makes concerning reading. I reproduce it here, in full, as unfortunately my experience of the inner circle of Official Scotland has been anything … Continue reading “The charmed inner circle of Official Scotland”

Raised by the people of Scotland

  Crowd-funding is nothing new. The Martyrs’ monument was funded by public subscriptions to redress the events of 50 years previously when five Scots were transported for sedition. Their speaking … Continue reading Raised by the people of Scotland

Would you like to join me?

  INVITATION: This is an invitation to join me on a peaceful protest to be held on Monday 21st August 2017 at the Martyrs Monument, Calton Hill Burial Ground, Edinburgh. … Continue reading Would you like to join me?

Has your experience of comunicating with high public office in Scotland been difficult?

If so, might you join me for a demonstration at the Martyrs monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh on the evening of the 21st August 2017? My idea is to recreate a … Continue reading Has your experience of comunicating with high public office in Scotland been difficult?