Tag Archives: Scottish Parliament

You too can have one

Coats of Arms, using them and hanging them on your wall. Continue reading

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Dancing round a chain saw

The contrast between old and new, sedate and quirky, mellow and brash, strikes me this warm summer day, the last day of August and the last day of Edinburgh’s summer festivals. This evening a firework display from the castle and … Continue reading

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Aye, naw, dinae ken, whit?

This is not a political blog, and although my books have a political background I rarely mention the darker arts here. But the proximity of the referendum for Scottish independence, and the way it is shaping thinking and lives prompts … Continue reading

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I’ve taken the plunge

A number of years ago I reached the stage of attracting a publisher’s interest in a biography, researched over many years, but sadly nothing came of it. Disappointment, but deep breaths. Round other possible publishers, but no success. I gave … Continue reading

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