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

“Working with the Government”

These ‘100 words’ by Professor Louis Appleby were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in September 2008.

“Good to have a Government that listens!”

Remarked the Chair of the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists after being greeted by name by reception staff as he arrived at St Andrew’s House. Unfortunately I … Continue reading “Good to have a Government that listens!”

The Athens of the North

This image, centred on the Martyrs’ monument, provides one of the best views of the “Athens of the North”. I came across this image as I was listening to the … Continue reading The Athens of the North