The world is a city full of streets

The Book of Scottish Anecdotes states that this verse was inscribed on an Abernethy tombstone. It is not clear if this is the Abernethy in Perthshire or the Abernethy in … Continue reading The world is a city full of streets

For my mum and dad

Please click on each image to play each short film on Edinburgh.  These films are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year … Continue reading For my mum and dad

The warld’s ill-divided

The other morning I woke to a radio broadcast that revealed the finding that the world’s richest 1% own more than the rest of all-the-world put together (Radio Scotland, 19th … Continue reading The warld’s ill-divided

Not fitting the pattern

This is a post about the mental health debate held at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 6th January 2015. Alexander McCall Smith wrote to me recently recommending this book (appreciating … Continue reading Not fitting the pattern