Author: murdomurchison

Sovereignty

Sovereignty

Wrong: Not the Western Isles of Scotland but the Falklands If you are under the age of 50 you could be forgiven for not knowing about  the South Atlantic Falklands War in 1982. Britain's sovereign rule in the Falkland Islands was under attack! The big wind up, with a serious edge, in particular from older … Continue reading Sovereignty

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365 days…

365 days…

Till quite recently I could still dig the garden Humanly speaking, not the best year of my life but many lessons learned!..mainly spiritual.... We are after all, FIRST AND FOREMOST spiritual beings! FIRSTLY it is just amazing how adaptable we can be! For me memory of an active life is becoming distant as the months … Continue reading 365 days…

Vivid Smells and sounds….

Vivid Smells and sounds….

Smell of blossom coming off trees in spring: distinct and evocative. Looking back to my boyhood, despite now finding myself in a very different world decades on, strong memory of sounds and smells remains crystal clear and have even heightened rather than diminished down the years. The strong smell of cut grass, the soothing sound … Continue reading Vivid Smells and sounds….

A’Chomraich

A’Chomraich

Highest road in Britain takes you to Applecross   Applecross, Sanctuary, or A'Chomraich in Gaelic is a hard place to reach. Over a rugged mountain when you reach "The Sanctuary", just like Heaven You will never want to leave. I said in a previous post that a good amount of my Murchison clan ancestry comes … Continue reading A’Chomraich

The “nine”commandments?

The “nine”commandments?

The furore on Skye as the first ferry arrives in 1965 Growing up in a village called Kyle Of Lochalsh in the Scottish Highlands nothing moved on the Sabbath, yet there was a militant drive to dismantle that precious day of rest ..to be rid of it; over 50 years from the day Rev Angus … Continue reading The “nine”commandments?

Official launch of book….

Official launch of book….

My place of work near Stirling Scotland till a year ago Thanks to all of you who promoted and supported my book, "One good owner" 2000 were sold or on order before official launch on 4th August. Never did I imagine when  I took ill that a book would emerge..just not my type of thing! … Continue reading Official launch of book….

Duncan and Lydia

Duncan and Lydia

A great privilege to witness youngest son Duncan and Lydia MacIver married last week in Dingwall Free Church. Due to my rapidly worsening condition there was a fair amount of uncertainty regarding the wisdom of attending. For sure, I knew that it would not be wise to make a speech. When Lydia first came to … Continue reading Duncan and Lydia