Dipping into Scottish history and culture for new gift book
Well. That’s Bloody Scotland 2017 over, never to be seen again. Except in photographs. It was another record-breaker, with ticket sales 30% up on last year. The Festival just grows and grows! I was busy this year. I attended the reception in Stirling Castle (in the Royal Apartments, don’t you know?) before heading into the […]
I wasn’t being drawn back to the book I was writing. Which is not a good thing. The question was, why?
Okay. So that’s me updated my website. I’ve posted lots of stuff on FB, some on Twitter. I’ve done a wee job for a pal. I’ve been on You Tube researching an accent. I’ve even washed the dishes. Yup, it’s one of those days when I just can’t seem to bring myself to write. Unfortunately, […]
Sometimes the best ideas come in the middle of a sleepless night.
The man was talking to someone I couldn’t see. Or maybe he was talking to someone only he could see. All I knew was that when I reached him, there was no one at the top of the steps. He carried a plastic supermarket bag and he looked about my age. He was wearing a […]
Last night I attended a prizegiving at Lesmahagow High School. My job was to shake hands, congratulate each prizewinner and then pass them their certificate or trophy. I managed it without any serious difficulty. After all, the heavy–lifting had been done by the pupils themselves and the on–the–ball staff members who ensured that the correct […]
Sometimes looking back is not a good idea. Just ask Lot’s wife.
The new book will be published on April 27. I hope it entertains. I hope it enthrals. I hope it makes you at least smile. I hope, this time, it scares you.
Libraries must be protected. Here I present a love letter I wrote to my favourite Glasgow library