“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

A Georgian Gem

I am collecting material for a film on Hawkhill, Leith, Edinburgh. This Villa, designed by John Adam, was demolished in 1971.

‘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

The Rebus

Bill Douglas (1934–1991) was a Scottish film director best known for the trilogy of films about his early life.

I dinner’d wi’ a Lord

A film about Nether Catrine Hoose, Ayrshire. Music Credit: Chasing the sun – by James Ross Poem: by Rabbie Burns, recited by Brian Cox (for BBC Scotland)

‘A life revisited’

What follows are a few extracts from ‘A Life Revisited’ by Philip Eade, which is a marvellous account of the life of Evelyn Waugh: