Gates restored

The gates to Edinburgh’s old Royal High School have been restored:

Where frozen tears cause blindness

I have made two short films with the title ‘Language is leaving me’. The first of these films recalls Balbardie House in West Lothian. The second film recalls Blackadder House … Continue reading Where frozen tears cause blindness

To become a ‘National Music Centre’

This is great news! What a wonderful act of philanthropy this is by Carol Grigor: For many years I have been part of a widely shared determination to see Edinburgh’s … Continue reading To become a ‘National Music Centre’

‘The shape of my library is round’

I recently read ‘Letters to Camondo’ by Edmund De Waal. In Exploring this Parisian museum it shares writing at it’s most beautiful: I was delighted to read that like Montaigne, … Continue reading ‘The shape of my library is round’