Category Archives: Editorial Comment

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield I went to see Colonel Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut of some considerable fame, speaking at the Usher Hall last week. Talk about inspirational! His 90-minute presentation with videos, sound, imagery and even song, was as enlightening as it was gripping, … Continue reading

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Reaching For The Stars

Star Wars Rather sadly (to some), I’ve now seen Star Wars: the Force Awakens a grand total of six (6) times. I suppose one might argue I’m a little bit obsessed, but actually that’s quite wide of the mark. It’s more … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Justified Sinner

My name is Colin Galbraith. It’s been over two years since my last blog post. Yes, over two years. 2 years. Apart from a pre-written poem, we’re talking about 29 months to be precise. So. Here we are then. I … Continue reading

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Thatcher and Me

I’m loathed to write something about the demise of Margaret Thatcher purely because so much has already been written and happened this past week. For me her death is nothing particularly remarkable. Back in the day I despised her politics, … Continue reading

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Iain Banks: Scotland Won’t Be The Same

Yesterday was a tough day among the readers and writers of Scotland and far beyond, as Iain Banks went public that he is in the final stages of gall bladder cancer and has been given only months to live. It … Continue reading

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Your Majesty, This Is Your Life

It seems that it’s a requirement, particularly in these potent days of nationalist and republican debate, for Scottish writers to be card carrying nationalists and republicans. Week after week I listen to writers getting behind the SNP and taking potshots … Continue reading

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The CG Awards – My Best of 2011

Well here we are already, the end of another year. In only a coupe of days we shall slip noisily and cheerily from one year into another (I will, at least!), and then a new year shall dawn. 2012 holds … Continue reading

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