“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. “
What’s In My Head
” I thought about all that I hold in my head”
A Droid’s Lament
“These organics are like solar flares/or dust storms”
When Suits Were ‘For Best’
“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.”
Brief Encounter 12-The Day I Almost Never Existed
“My grandfather was a simple and unremarkable man who lived in remarkable times.”
Talking Of Times Past
“I was talking with an old chap I know. We started talking about poppies”
Thoughts on Hogmanay
On Hogmanay I’ll be alone/Surrounded by my kin,/Who, from their places on the walls/Will bring the New Year in.
Memories of The Zoology Museum at Aberdeen University
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.