Youngest sister of Rabbie Burns

Reverend Charles Roger, Bridge of Allan, met the youngest sister of Rabbie Burns.  In his 1853 book “The Modern Scottish Minstrel” Roger’s records: “Having selected the Minstrels to be introduced, I … Continue reading Youngest sister of Rabbie Burns

I wore my life on my skin

It was a struggle living my life on my skin. ‘Powered’ by nothing more than my sensitivity I asked questions of organised ‘wisdom’. I never wanted to argue: but to … Continue reading I wore my life on my skin

Mince and Bollocks

Oan a wee planet ‘occupying’  a tiny bit o’ a big braw cosmos: a self-determined – and so caad – “intelligent species” – continued to talk: a load o’.

A humanising sense of creativity

The following are extracts from an article in the Scotland on Sunday, 13 November 2022, about a new collection of the Edinburgh poems by Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon: Wilfred … Continue reading A humanising sense of creativity