Old Gorbals

The International Book Festival, Central Hall, Edinburgh, Saturday 20 August 2022: Richard Holloway shared happy memories of growing up in the Gorbals of Glasgow. Voice-recognition-technology was  used to share Richard … Continue reading Old Gorbals

[ F U N C T I O N A L ]

I retired as a doctor 2 years ago. My career was in psychiatry for older adults and I succesfully campaigned for a Timely approach to the diagnosis of dementia. I … Continue reading [ F U N C T I O N A L ]

“Humbug”

The Editor of the Scotland on Sunday, in reference to language used in Parliament in the last week of September 2019, was of the opinion that it was: The Editor … Continue reading “Humbug”

The sacramentum

In ancient Roman law, the sacramentum was an oath or vow that rendered the swearer ever loyal to the Legion.NHS Scotland has recently focussed on this dictat: “without data you’re … Continue reading The sacramentum