Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical

This is a paper I presented to a conference of academics in Cromarty celebrating the work of Hugh Miller.  Miller is one of Scotland’s unsung great historical heroes.  I was reminded of this when listening to Nicola Sturgeon’s conference speech last week – which contained a short section on Scottish history that was more interesting for what it missed out rather than what it said. … Continue reading Hugh Miller – The Christian Radical

We Shall Remember Them – November Record Editorial

  Here is the editorial from this months Record – There are many things that glorify war, but remembering the Fallen in previous wars is not one of those things. In the centre of the village of Fearn in Easter Ross there is a war memorial. I remember as a teenager standing there and counting the names engraved on it. Between the First and Second World … Continue reading We Shall Remember Them – November Record Editorial

The Chilcot Report – A Retrospective View into an Unjust War

Its over two million words long and I have no intention of reading it.  Life is too short. The Chilcot report’s conclusions after years of investigation are not really surprising.  It is easy to be wise after the event.  Sometimes in life you have to take a stance which is unpopular and arouses a great deal of anger.  I remember when we were discussing the … Continue reading The Chilcot Report – A Retrospective View into an Unjust War