Category: Highlights

  • Uncovering Edinburgh’s festive radical trail

    Uncovering Edinburgh’s festive radical trail

    In December 2023 I took a series of tour groups around key sites in Edinburgh’s surprisingly bright history of festive protest. Our first stop was St. Andrews Square where we celebrated Occupy Edinburgh’s taking of Scotland’s historic financial centre in the winter of 2021, a protest which included, on Christmas Day 2011, the raising of…

  • Documentary Short: Torry: Lost to the Harbour?

    Documentary Short: Torry: Lost to the Harbour?

    I’m pleased to announce the completion of a new documentary short film ‘Torry: Lost to the Harbour?’ It premiered an event with the Friends of St. Fitticks Park at the Old Torry Community Centre on Saturday and is now available online. Further reading The film features the campaign to save St. Fittick’s Park, Torry, which…

  • “I began to feel a little bit shaky”: Charles Lander in the Somme, 100 years ago

    “I began to feel a little bit shaky”: Charles Lander in the Somme, 100 years ago

    Painting above: ‘We Are Making a New World’ by Paul Nash 100 years ago today began the Battle of the Somme. Few episodes in human history are remembered with such a grand sense of supreme awfulness. But with this grandeur comes distance and incomprehension. As time passes the gulf widens: we need personal stories to…