Lisa and Antonio’s humanist wedding at Eskmills

Some of the best relationships start off with a mistaken identity, but there can’t be many where the future groom claimed to be the cousin of former Liverpool, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid star, Fernando Torres!Lisa said, ‘my sister in law Sam asked for his ID, and when we saw his name, Antonio Torres, we actually believed him. […]

Destination Weddings

Despite all the uncertainty over the UK’s future, more and more couples are choosing Scotland as the place they want to tie the knot.  Just two days ago, I conducted the wedding of Julie and Nicolas, a French couple who brought their families over to see them getting married on the shores of Loch Fyne, […]

Thank you, thank you

I get lots of cards and messages from families and friends after my funerals and it’s hard to know what to do with them. Even though speaking about death is become a more accepted part of contemporary life, it doesn’t feel quite right to share them on social media, or at least I haven’t yet found […]

Speaking at Funerals

I saw a story the other day that took me aback a bit. Father Joseph Anthony Toal is the Roman Catholic Bishop of Motherwell and he found himself all over the papers when an instruction he’d sent to his clergy was leaked to a journalist. He even made the Daily Telegraph. He told his priests to refuse requests […]