Last month I wrote to the Lead for the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England. The current lead, Professor Louis Appleby, has a prominent social media presence and naturally many … Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Strategy
I am not religious but in coming across this gravestone by chance on Tuesday, I found myself tearful. The grave is in Clunyhill Cemetery, Forres, and the words are by … Continue reading “Every word I think of does not seem enough”
sixty years since they were buried in the graveyard sixty years since they were loved.
This film is for the Reverend Charles Brian Holliday (1934 – 2019). My uncle was known by his middle name Brian. The music is ‘To A Wild Rose’ by MacDowell … Continue reading It was the rain
The Porsolt Forced Swimming Test (Behavioural Despair Test) is centred on rodents’ response to the threat of drowning. It has been interpreted as measuring susceptibility to negative mood in humans. … Continue reading Siberia
The Porsolt Forced Swimming Test (Behavioural Despair Test) is centred on rodents’ response to the threat of drowning. It has been interpreted as measuring susceptibility to negative mood in humans. … Continue reading P O R S O L T
Here in Radical Park where the unemployed were once employed: semi-circular panels in spandrels still rise up into an arch. Father-to-son, until 1902 ballads foretold that the Celtic Graemes would ‘never … Continue reading grave full of years
Albert Ernest Pickard died in his 90th year as a result of an accidental fire. Pickard left a Testament that instructed his estate to be considered under the terms of … Continue reading ‘Good Acts Wanted’
A few selected phrases from the ‘The Dark Flood Rises‘ by Margaret Drabble:
A few of passages that I have selected from “Waiting for the Last Bus” by Richard Holloway:
This is a film based on my exploration of Dupplin castle estate in Perthshire on Thursday 15th June 2017. This film is about circles: the circles of life and the … Continue reading The Rounall
This is a film about Club’s Tomb (mausoleum) near Airth, on the Dunmore estate. Credits to Dr Anton Chekhov and Dylan Thomas. The rest is by Peter.