Hatches, Matches and Dispatches

I’m a big fan of Get It On, the nightly request show on BBC Radio Scotland, presented by Bryan Burnett and a rolling team of producer co-hosts. They do some great themes, and tonight’s was a belter: A few days ago, they were talking about doing a theme on music for funerals, so I sent him a […]

In Memory of Bill Purves

What do we mean when we say someone’s a character? It’s a word with many nuances, but I can think of no-one about whom it is more appropriate than my neighbour of twenty years, Bill Purves.  I live in a mews and when I first moved here twenty years ago, there were still two working […]

How to have the best ever Humanist Wedding!

My friend Ditte Solgaard Dunn is one of Scotland’s top photographers. She invited me to tell her followers the secret of having the best ever humanist wedding on her blog, and in return I have asked her to give you some advice on how to get the best from your wedding photography. That story will be […]

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

I was up early today. 5.45 to be precise, because I was off to Blackford Hill to conduct a wedding for Carrie and Raj, in front of around seventy friends.  It was very moving, not least because when I was talking about why we were all there on that hilltop, I remembered it was because […]