“Am I fed up with the Duke of Edinburgh eulogies? Mostly yes. But partly no.”
This Is Who They Are
Like the vote in 2014, anything less than a resounding win a month from now will be seen as acquiescence.
Who Shall Speak For Scotland
“Six weeks from now, Scotland has the choice of two diametrically opposing futures.”
Getting over the line
Watching the shameful events from Glasgow’s George Square last weekend I experienced – like many people I suspect – a strong sense of deja vu.
Book review – “Broken”
This is the story of Covid, as seen through the prism of the world of ultrarunning.
Tam O’ Shanter By Robert Burns
“When chapman billies leave the street,
And drouthy neebors, neebors meet,”
“I have often said to myself what are the boasted advantages which my country reaps from a certain Union that counterbalance the annihilation of her Independence, and even her very name!” Robert Burns
To A Mouse #RobertBurns
To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough was written by Burns in November 1785, and was featured in the Kilmarnock volume.
“planning doesn’t distract us from the grave issues in front of us. Indeed, it is an essential part of the solution.”
Even heroes have heroes.
“At the end of a turbulent, desperate and – let’s be honest – hellish year, this week was proof positive that Scotland is increasingly comfortable in its own very distinct political culture and worldview. Support for normal democracy amongst Scots nudges sixty percent. And it will only grow.”