Isolation and sleep

This is one of the full-page adverts in the current edition of the BMJ [3 October 2020]. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented marketing opportunity.

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I resigned from NHS Forth Valley  6 years ago. This was a most difficult decision for me to take. I had worked as a Consultant in older adults in Clackmannanshire … Continue reading messages

‘HEAR OUR VOICE’

In today’s Sunday Post the following open letter was shared: There was a wide range of signatories to this letter including Baroness Cumberlege who chaired the recent First Do No … Continue reading ‘HEAR OUR VOICE’

Made by my daughter from my old work shirts

Facemask [June 2020]

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This short film is about a village response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Footage is from Bridge of Allan and from our house and garden. The voice is that of Alastair … Continue reading 2mm

The Devon at Cambus

I worked as an NHS doctor in Clackmannanshire for 14 years, where I visited patients in Cambus (which sits by the confluence of the river Forth and the river Devon … Continue reading The Devon at Cambus

Etherised: ‘a plodding antiquary’

For many years I have slept poorly. By 5 am I am generally up and about. If I could sing I would join the dawn chorus! In current times, where … Continue reading Etherised: ‘a plodding antiquary’

‘A lover of the wayside flower’

A few weeks before the ‘lockdown’ I visited the cemetery in Tillicoultry.  At this date none of us were sure that a pandemic was unfolding: unknowing of our immediate future … Continue reading ‘A lover of the wayside flower’

A social maverick

Last Friday I met, for the first time, Dr Evgeny Legedin who is a junior doctor working in psychiatry. Evgeny offers this description of himself on social media: “daring to … Continue reading A social maverick