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Jackie Anderson
Dust spots!

Dust spots!

THE GOOD Housekeeping Institute has this week published “nine easy-to-miss cleaning spots in the home“, really? I look around my home and can quite easily pick out nine or more not-so-easy-to-miss spots that need cleaning. ...

Christopher Anderson
Thank Gord! It’s Strachan

Thank Gord! It’s Strachan

In the week that the SFA begins deliberations on who should replace Gordon Strachan as Scottish football team manager we give you this blast from the past by Chris Anderson, written in January 2013…

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Charles Harris
Art education must change

Art education must change

As regular readers will know – I have written often about the great difficulty that traditional artists like myself face trying to deliver what the public asks for – art that, whilst challenging and thought ...

Jackie Anderson
Unashamedly Mad!

Unashamedly Mad!

WELL, THAT'S SUMMER OVER for another year, the summer clothes are now packed away for their annual reappearance next year. The heating's on and now that Strictly and X-Factor have kicked off, Winter's on its way. 

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Christopher Anderson
A short story: The Grace Patton murder

A short story: The Grace Patton murder

AROUND 1957 as a new recruit I was teamed up with a more experienced policeman to patrol the Granton Harbour area in Edinburgh, a known hot spot to the police.

Rab and ...

Charles Harris
Seeking to enrich our lives with Classical Art rather than more cold modernism.

Seeking to enrich our lives with Classical Art rather than more cold modernism.

DEAR READERS,

Since I last wrote I have been asked, "Why are you the only academic talking about a failed obsession with modern art'' Answer: I am not, and even if I were, ...

Christopher Anderson
A short story: Jock walks the gangplank

A short story: Jock walks the gangplank

A MAJOR INDUSTRY in Edinburgh in the fifties and sixties was printing and publishing and this required paper.

The importing of Esparto grass was used to make high quality paper, and boats ...

Jackie Anderson
What on earth has happened to Edinburgh Airport ?

What on earth has happened to Edinburgh Airport ?

She's back with her weekly column! Bringing her very own sense of outrage and insight to modern living, Jackie takes no prisoners on the customer experience travelling from Edinburgh Airport... 

Christopher Anderson
A short story: Paddy and the Night Court

A short story: Paddy and the Night Court

PADDY'S HOME TURF was the High Street in central Edinburgh and he had a great relationship with the locals, including the local police who had to arrest Paddy frequently for being drunk and disorderly. Paddy’s ...

Charles Harris
A Perthshire tale of life and nature

A Perthshire tale of life and nature

DEAR READERS,

This weekend I would like to concentrate on nature again, as I believe everybody should seek an opportunity for regular encounters in whatever form, to help cherish and remind us of ...

Brian Monteith
Obituary: Chris Anderson – famed piper and ThinkScotland contributor

Obituary: Chris Anderson – famed piper and ThinkScotland contributor

IT IS WITH SADNESS that I write to inform ThinkScotland readers of the passing of one our former contributors, Chris Anderson, who died suddenly on 5th September at the age of 84. Chris was a ...

Effie Deans
Why Wallace must fall – and Charlie and Rabbie too

Why Wallace must fall – and Charlie and Rabbie too

BY AN AMAZING piece of good luck the Aberdeen branch of the Wallace Must Fall Campaign has discovered a hitherto unknown letter between William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. One of the problems of medieval ...