When I was a young lad, my father brought us to live in Liverpool due to his work. I have fond memories of the steam train Journeys when we travelled north every year back to Fort Augustus which is 30 miles south of Inverness to visit family. Continue reading
This week I have played the bagpipes to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns. Each year on his birthday people worldwide celebrate his life and his work. Continue reading
He was nicknamed Mad Jack by his men during the Second World War.
After coming face to face with Lieutenant Colonel John Churchill, the Germans probably had a similar, if less affectionate, moniker for the eccentric officer. Rather than wield a sub-machine gun in battle, the commando leader inspired his comrades by storming beaches armed with a bow and arrow and two-handed sword, dressed in a kilt and playing a set of bagpipes. Continue reading