Lawks! The debate round the White Paper for independence has been juvenile. “If the Bank of England is going to be the bank of last resort, they are going to want to control you, and how is that independence?” I think it might be the sort of independence an adult has with a credit card… Read More »
It’s the first really cold weather this week, and there are very few leaves left on the trees. From my window I can see the dark slopes of the distant hills, the magpies in the orchard , and even – if I lean out sideways, the snow on the Trossachs. It’s a bare and austere… Read More »
This weekend I was at the launch of Cora Greenhill’s new book, The Point of Waking, published by Oversteps press. It took place in The Outside Shop cafe, Hathersage, which is in Hope Valley, Derbyshire – one of the most lovely places I’ve been in for ages – and was a fantastic occasion, very well… Read More »
My poem, Naming the Autumn, is now featured on the Stirling Makar’s Poem of the Month page for November on the website of Stirling Council. You can see it here.