On this day in 1871, Sir Roderick Murchison, the Scottish geologist, died.
Poetry Corner: Relativity for Beginners
If East is East/And West is West/Then where, my dear, is here?
Poetry Corner: The Kids in the Shoe
On this day in 1880 Dr Marie Stopes, founder of first modern birth control clinic, was born in Edinburgh.
Poetry Corner: Holy Thursday: Is this a holy thing to see
On this day in 1774 the Rev. Henry Duncan, founder of the first ever savings bank, was born at Lochrutton.
Poetry Corner: End of the World
Today in 1999, Lena Zavaroni, Scottish pop singer, died.
Poetry Corner: Bonny Orkney
they’ve made place, for folks like us,/ In bonny Orkney
Poetry Corner: Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation
On this day in 1332 Edward, the son of John Balliol, was crowned at Scone.
Poetry Corner:The Ocean
On this day occurred the death in 1869 of John Elder, marine engineer and shipbuilder
Poetry Corner: The Road Not Taken
On this day in 1771 was born Mungo Park at Foulshiels, near Selkirk.
Poetry Corner: The Ferry Louper
I came here, because I wanted,
And still want, to be here.