“Absolutely spot on !!!!”

The 2019 International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has won Best Conference Development at the Association Awards UK. Naturally there was much sharing of the news of this … Continue reading “Absolutely spot on !!!!”

My work diaries

I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries

‘borrowed words’

I have recently taken a most difficult decision: I have decided to retire as a doctor from the beginning of next year (2020). I really will miss being a doctor … Continue reading ‘borrowed words’

Cut & Paste

Yesterday we went to the “Cut and Paste | 400 Years of Collage” exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two). Here are some images that I … Continue reading Cut & Paste

A chance selection of iambic incidents.

This 10 minute film is a muse, based on our short stay in London to meet with Andrew, our son, and to go to Wimbledon. Above the Tate Modern it … Continue reading A chance selection of iambic incidents.

‘live in fragments no longer’

This is a passage from ‘A room with a view’ by E M Forster. It returned my thoughts to an approach to life taken by my profession, psychiatry. My thoughts … Continue reading ‘live in fragments no longer’

A room with a view

A few selected passages or sentences from ‘A room with a view’ by E M Forster:

The commercialisation and branding of a profession (4)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress begins today in London. #RCPsychIC I recently asked if the Royal College of Psychiatrists was “Puritanical or Platinum?” Last year I resigned from … Continue reading The commercialisation and branding of a profession (4)

My notebook will be better than a doctor

Filmed on the bridge of Advie, the bridge of Abernethy, the brig o’ Boat and the Logierait Viaduct. Thanks to Yann Martel, E M Forster, T S Eliot, O G … Continue reading My notebook will be better than a doctor

The Altar of COSTA

As long as I can remember, opposite the chip shop in Bridge of Allan, was Glenallan Fashions, a bridal shop called ‘Altar Images’. It closed last year. It has now … Continue reading The Altar of COSTA

The notion of ‘through’ persisted

This film is for Anna Keay. The building featured is the iron Tabernacle in Dalmally. I believe it was used as a church hall. This film has a few edits … Continue reading The notion of ‘through’ persisted

Magically reaches out . . .

I visited Dalquharron, Ayrshire, on Friday, 18th January 2019. I then made this film. It is for Alexander McCall Smith who some years ago reached out to me. McCall Smith … Continue reading Magically reaches out . . .