‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

Today, I was [again] humbled by [another] happenstance reminder of how little I really know about the world that surrounds me! This reminder happened in the natural course of the … Continue reading ‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

“Recognised for their inspiration”

On a Wednesday morning I support a young man in developing his working role with StartUp. I feel so fortunate to help at StartUp and all the volunteers are just … Continue reading “Recognised for their inspiration”

Bloody Scotland

Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival will take place in Stirling between the 20th and 22nd September 2019. Alexander McCall Smith is attending and will be interviewed by Alex Gray:

Lupus in Fabula

This is a poem by Clive Wright, Makar of Stirling: A collection of the Makar’s poems have recently published in”Faces of the Rock”. I will share the link to this … Continue reading Lupus in Fabula

The Rock

Clive Wright, the Makar of Stirling, wrote this sonnet: Rachel Fiona Gordon receiving her Dux Medal at Wallace High: Andrew Robert Gordon catching a rugby ball:  

View From The Bench

Last night we attended the book launch of a collection of poems by the Makar of Stirling.   Clive Wright is a close friend of our family and very kindly … Continue reading View From The Bench

Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

Mavisbank: Hatton House: Gladney House: Temple of Decision: Gartincaber: Rossie Castle: Auchtavan, Glen Fearder: Barnbarroch House: Meigle steading: Jerah: Straid, Comrie: Bishopfauld, Comrie: Edmonstone Estate, Edinburgh: Amisfield Estate: Kennetpans: The … Continue reading Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

Auld Lang Syne

Last Thursday we were lucky enough to be in the audience of Mairi Campbell who was performing Auld Lang Syne at the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling. It was most special … Continue reading Auld Lang Syne

Scottish Philosophy and Psychiatry Interest Group

Last week I attended the Scottish Philosophy and Psychiatry Interest Group in Stirling. The speakers were all excellent and I would like to share some of the learning and discussions. … Continue reading Scottish Philosophy and Psychiatry Interest Group