Inside Science

In today’s Scotsman, the Inside Science column is by Stephen Lawrie, Professor of Psychiatry at Edinburgh University. It can be read here . As a native of Edinburgh and a … Continue reading Inside Science


This BMJ Feature article on Competing Interests was published on the 6th January 2021 and can be read in full here. In 2013 I raised a petition with the Scottish … Continue reading COMPETING INTERESTS

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

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad