“Jubilee year 1977 – my final year at Uni – not much money – on a student grant – remember those?”
“It’s hard to love someone so much, and lose them. “
” I thought about all that I hold in my head”
“These organics are like solar flares/or dust storms”
“My family are Irish. Seamus Heaney is Irish, and many of the images he uses and ways of life he describes, are familiar to me.”
“My grandfather was a simple and unremarkable man who lived in remarkable times.”
“I was talking with an old chap I know. We started talking about poppies”
On Hogmanay I’ll be alone/Surrounded by my kin,/Who, from their places on the walls/Will bring the New Year in.
The University of Aberdeen’s Zoology Museum which turned 50 on December 17 has launched a Memories Project to gather the recollections of visitors over the decades as part of a year-long programme of celebrations.
Jock Skinner was Storekeeper for the Northern Lighthouse Board in Stromness.