It all started while watching a film, starring Robert Redford: A Walk in the Woods – the Appalachian Trail. It had an effect – trails, conversation, relationships, ageing and life. “I am going to do the trail next year,” I said to my oldest son.
“So, are you just a GP?”
Right now, it would appear to be a historic blunder that has left Britain deeply divided and stumbling towards the abyss.
Grant Bradburn’s departure as Scottish national cricket coach has prompted disappointment in some quarters, given his achievements in transforming the Associate side’s fortunes.
The summer holidays have come to an end and the schools are back. It is an exciting prospect for some pupils and daunting for others.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
The memory I am about to recount has worn a groove in my mind, stopping and starting like a video as I examine the nuances of the stilled frame.
Ron Cluny, Official Council Spokesman
American politics has given us many things. The first opinion polls, the observation that “all politics is local” and the remark “politics is showbusiness for ugly people”. It also gave a name to politics which was so pleasing it was hard to object to: motherhood and apple pie.
“It is not usually like this in Aberdeen.” That’s what people are telling me.
The skies have been decidedly grey this past week. As summer packs up its bucket and spade, there are sure signs that autumn is here.
Franklin and McCain, names to conjure with. They evoke whole worlds on their own. They trigger differing re- actions, now in death as well as in life.
The kids are settling down into the new school year, but how is it for you? A welcome return to predictable hours, or a never-ending struggle to evenly balance an awkward school timetable with the competing demands of your employer?
Professor Ewan Gillon is a Chartered Psychologist and Clinical Director of First Psychology Scotland. Centres are located in Aberdeen and throughout Scotland.
Ramsay Jones: This month has seen the world lose two of the most decent and principled people ever to grace the political stage
This month has seen the world lose two of the most decent and principled people ever to grace the political stage. Both were men of stature, firm belief and conviction. Both believed that to serve others was the pinnacle of their duty as human beings.
Catherine Stihler: Brexit is an unseemly mess – and Labour is letting the government get away with it
There are now just over 200 days left before Britain leaves the EU.
Ramsay Jones: Stuck in the middle – the majority in the real world still live in hope for common sense from all sides
Well that was quite a week.
Amid the hoopla and hysteria sparked by the World Cup and Wimbledon, the news that Aberdeen Grammar FP Club is being sold to a care home company for £2.25million probably attracted scant attention.
Professor Ewan Gillon is a Chartered Psychologist and Clinical Director of First Psychology Scotland with centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Borders.
It is in the nature of most of us to extol the virtues of where we live as the very best there is. To assert that our corner of this planet is unsurpassed. That our people are the finest, our landscape the most stunning, our spirit the most indomitable.
This week’s controversy about Aberdeen’s suspended Labour councillors might seem to be an obscure issue about Labour Party rules, of interest only to party insiders and political anoraks.
Jeanette Forbes is the CEO of PCL Group
Douglas Craig: ‘Much of enterprise stems from pioneers of 1970s and 80s who set up businesses to meet needs of oil and gas’
Douglas Craig is chairman and managing director of Craig Group
Thanks to the incredible sunny weather of late, Nick is delighted to have his first-cut silage in and covered.
Neil Clapperton: I thought that going circular was just about recycling but it is way more complicated
As with many things, the first encounter with this circular economy malarkey was a YouTube video.
At the beginning of May the European Commission announced their new budget for 2020-2027 and it is clear that EU farmers will pay the price for the financial black hole left by Brexit.
Jim McInally’s decision to stay at Peterhead and lead their attempts to win promotion to League 1 next season is the right call.
In uncertain times, taking stock can make good business sense.
Some sporting concepts could almost be designed to court controversy. Football’s play-offs. Belly putters in golf. And the use of multiple substitutes in rugby.
Our world lost two of its brightest lights last week.
“My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings.”
Andrew McCornick and his NFU Scotland (NFUS) team deserve a big pat on the back for providing leadership on a new Scottish agricultural policy post-Brexit. Their Steps to Change document has, if nothing else, kicked off a real debate on the future of farm support in Scotland.