Scotland’s oldest Pharmacy

THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST  November 5, 1955 For centuries the life of Edinburgh flowed along the Royal Mile, of which the Lawnmarket forms a part. Today the ancient thoroughfare comes … Continue reading Scotland’s oldest Pharmacy

“The MOCK DOCTOR, not acted before this season”

I recently came across this delightful map of Hawkhill and its observatory. Before it was demolished this Georgian villa used to neighbour Holyrood Palace, just below Salisbury crags. The title … Continue reading “The MOCK DOCTOR, not acted before this season”

The Ardlamont Mystery

The Ardlamont Murder (also known as the Ardlamont Mystery), which took place in Argyll, Scotland, on 10 August 1893, gave rise to two high-profile court cases: a murder trial in … Continue reading The Ardlamont Mystery

“Advertising works!”

Dr Tyler Black MD, a Canadian Psychiatrist [23 December 2019]: “Advertising works! This is why it is important for there to be a separation between science and industry, as well … Continue reading “Advertising works!”

The RCPsych International Congress for 2020 – Platinum Sponsor

2019 has not yet come to a close and already the Royal College of Psychiatrists has secured an extensive list of financial sponsors for this, its flagship and lucrative, accredited … Continue reading The RCPsych International Congress for 2020 – Platinum Sponsor

Hawkhill

This John Adam Villa was demolished in 1971. James Simpson saved the interior paintings by William Delacour.

A forgotten artist

William Delacour (also known as William Delacourt or William De la Cour) was a French painter. He settled in Edinburgh in March 1760 and, in Edinburgh, was appointed the first … Continue reading A forgotten artist

‘An artist devoted to challenging injustice’

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is currently showing an exhibition of the work of Paula Rego. I am hoping to go next week.

“Our focus on this occasion is drugs”

What follows is the programme for the The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland Winter Meeting, which will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh on 31st … Continue reading “Our focus on this occasion is drugs”

melt the bear

Castellated gallery of white, iron-cast pavilions – one atop another, shine bright on a Scottish spring afternoon. Clocks, rockets, asteroids, mummies and totem poles; fish circle the children, pennies circle … Continue reading melt the bear

The private journal of a wandering Antiquary

Alexander Ormiston Curle (1866–1955) despite training as a lawyer his interests quickly changed to archaeology and antiquarianism.  From August 1908 until February 1909 he set out to record all of … Continue reading The private journal of a wandering Antiquary