Kenneth Kaunda

I share Lord Steel’s astonishment that the Scotsman did not report the death of Kenneth Kuanda, Zambia’s first President. This letter, by Lord Steel, was published in the Scotsman on … Continue reading Kenneth Kaunda

‘It’s good to hear your voice’

Whilst staying at Walnut Grove I read ‘How to be both’ by Ali Smith. It is a wonderful novel that reminds us why Art is so important in our lives. … Continue reading ‘It’s good to hear your voice’

‘SCOTUS’

John Gibson Scott, my uncle, was known to his fellow university students as ‘SCOTUS’. My uncle died on 7th May 2012. He was a man not without flaws [who is … Continue reading ‘SCOTUS’

A fine view

This lovely story features in the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I was fortunate to spend long periods of my childhood in Argyll. This film recalls some of that time: