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Walls and Bridges

Out of the mouths…. ….some years ago in a Scottish secondary school, I remember helping to co-ordinate a “team building” exercise with 14 year-old students. A large group of young people was divided into several teams of six. Each team … Continue reading

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Helen Eadie

The MSP Helen Eadie has died. I mentioned Helen in a number of earlier posts (see her name in the list of tags at the side of this blog). In addition to being the well-respected MSP for Cowdenbeath, she chaired the Scottish Parliament’s Cross … Continue reading

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Cross Party Groups

When our three children were young I remember them discussing the nature of crosswords – along the lines of: Why is mum so interested in cross words? Why would they (ie Mum and Dad) be so interested in angry words? … Continue reading

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Big Politics in Aboyne

Big Politics in Aboyne A version of this post was published in The Scottish Review on 9 August 2012. Each summer, the Aboyne and Deeside Festival brings a whole wide world of culture, music and entertainment to Deeside. It has … Continue reading

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