Fashion Show

This short film is based on some of the posters made, over many years, by students of The Glasgow School of Art. Music: Talk, Talk, Talk – by C. Duncan

The Well Hoose

The following account of visiting Bridge of Allan Well House is by Dr Murray Cook [as published in the Stirling Observer, 7 October 2020] The following images were taken by … Continue reading The Well Hoose

Playfair brought light

The architect William Henry Playfair brought light to specimens in jars. More than two hundred years later so did Kathleen Jamie in her book FINDINGS. I was born in Edinburgh … Continue reading Playfair brought light

Time Passes. Listen. Time Passes

On Saturday we watched ‘Scotland from the Sky’ presented by James Crawford.   In the first episode James returned to Clydebank where the monumental SINGER factory used to be. It is … Continue reading Time Passes. Listen. Time Passes

‘The scientific attitude’

This is an old review of an old book. I find that I am not well enough versed to understand the full context and that I struggle with some of … Continue reading ‘The scientific attitude’

not H E R E

A social maverick, maybe, but a timid one at that – Peter is not H E R E. A gentle gardener, part time Little Spartan – Peter is not H … Continue reading not H E R E

Unable

I was once a doctor. Patients trusted me. I could not ‘bullshit’ I got things wrong, made mistakes, and struggled with authority – I was unable to play the role.

The world makes equal of us all

Poets [Little Spartans or otherwise] need not follow rules. The philosopher [following nobody] was heckled by specialists for asking everyday questions. The world makes equals of us all. As time … Continue reading The world makes equal of us all

Can be

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE can be both evidence and medicine if it includes: s u b j e c t i v i t y – there is no view from … Continue reading Can be

an ordinary Degree

I gained two ordinary degrees before becoming a specialist. Sian, my wife, has been a General Practitioner in all the time that we have been together. I am now retired … Continue reading an ordinary Degree

incredible shapes

A passage from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd