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By John Knox On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Letter from Scotland

Brightening up our winter, the firecrest.       Photo from RSPB. This natty little dresser has caused some excitement in our parish. Though I haven’t seen him myself, our visiting “firecrest” has been More...

By John Knox On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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Letter from Scotland

A policeman’s lot…… Encore’s production of the Pirates of Penzance For Norfolk man Phil Gormley, a policeman’s lot has not turned out to be a happy one.  His resignation this week as Scotland’s More...

By John Knox On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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Letter from Scotland

To tax it or spend it, that’s the question. It’s the end of “austerity”, at least for most of us.  This week’s Scottish Budget will mean more government spending and more tax for the upper classes. More...

By John Knox On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Letter from Scotland

Robert Burns looks down on us from his plinth in Paisley. Photo by Robert Orr. If Rabbie could see us now he would be more than a little scunnered. Here we are squabbling over which flag should be flown on the Queen’s More...

By John Knox On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Letter from Scotland

Arthur’s Seat enjoying the calm between the storms. We think we live a precarious existence between raging snow storms but actually Scotland is blessed with a benign climate.  Yes, we have had snow this week More...

By John Knox On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Letter from Scotland

Rising above it all on the Pentland Ridge I count myself lucky. Last weekend I was able to go on my favourite afternoon walk along the Pentland Ridge while the rest of the Scottish population was in bed suffering More...

By John Knox On Friday, January 5th, 2018
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Letter from Scotland

The New Year came in with a bang and a large moon.  The bang came from Edinburgh’s famous Hogmanay fireworks and the moon was a Super Moon, 14 per cent bigger than normal and 30 per cent brighter.  I was on More...

By John Knox On Sunday, December 31st, 2017
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Letter from Scotland

Moving on from Christmas lights into the darkness. Looking beyond the dazzling Christmas lights is a little frightening.  First there’s the boom of the Hogmanay fireworks, then that unsettling silence at the More...

By John Knox On Saturday, December 30th, 2017
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Bridgend – a building, a past and a future

A 19th century farmhouse on the south side of Edinburgh will re-open in the New Year as a community centre with a difference.  Just as this farmstead in days of yore involved a good deal of hands-on labour, producing More...

By John Knox On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Letter from Scotland

The Christmas merry-go-rounds in Edinburgh this year include “The Drop”, an 80m high tower on George Street. Mad merry-makers are spun up to the top of the tower and then “dropped” to the ground in a screaming More...

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