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Orkney leading the way again?

Here are two pictures from the referendum campaign: Picture 1 Picture 2  I wonder if graffiti like this at a polling station in central Scotland in Picture 1 is one reason that some people were turned off voting Yes? Meanwhile, Picture 2, taken from … Continue reading

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Singing after stroke

  There is an article in today’s Telegraph which reports on research to improve speech recovery after stroke. Researchers have apparently discovered that singing can help regain better communication after severe stroke. For the sake of the many, many stroke … Continue reading

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Autumn

This has been a different autumn. In some years there is a splendid range of colour throughout the countryside, particularly here on Deeside. This year a few trees and shrubs have burst into vivid colour, but they are the exception, … Continue reading

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His Master’s Voice

Don’t tell Hamish, but I never really wanted a dog. During 24 years of marriage, each time Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries came round, like any dutiful husband I would ask my wife, Jo, what gift she would like, and answer … Continue reading

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