VIRUS: KIRK CANCELS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Principal Clerk, Rev Dr George Whyte said, “We did not take this decision lightly but in the current circumstances it was the only choice we could make. Our Assembly would have brought almost a thousand people to a week-long meeting in Edinburgh including visitors from overseas and from other churches. It is a time when we can celebrate being the Church and make important decisions about our future but these are exceptional times and people’s health must come first. … More VIRUS: KIRK CANCELS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

TRAVEL: THINGS TO SEE ON A VISIT TO DUBLIN

Artist, archivist, historian, conservationist and writer Peter Pearson is indelibly associated with Dublin, and with efforts to preserve and document the inner city during a phase of wholesale destruction in the second half of the 20th century. Dublin Fragments, comprising items from his extensive collection of retrieved fragments and artifacts, together with a selection of his paintings and collages, is a fascinating, disconcerting glimpse into the living fabric of the city. In many respects, it beggars belief. … More TRAVEL: THINGS TO SEE ON A VISIT TO DUBLIN

DOWN MEMORY LANE …

Some team – St Patrick’s High School in Dumbarton in the 1950s. Left to right, back row, Jack Gilroy |(coach), Gerry Brennan, Davie Rainey, John Dolan, Neil McCallion, John McCusker, Owen Gallagher, Dan Burns (teacher), Danny Todd, Tom McMullen, Griffiths, Brian Divers and WB Monaghan, head teacher. Front row – Jackie Sweeney, Donnie Wilson, Tony Dillon, Tubbs Gilfeather and Brian Gallagher. Picture credit Tom Gardiner … More DOWN MEMORY LANE …

WESTERN ISLES PUPILS WALK OFF WITH AWARDS

Murdo MacSween, communications manager for MG ALBA, said: “FilmG is hugely influential, with films covering important topics but also injecting some fun into the process of how to create Gaelic content. The awards this year were fantastic in celebrating what the future of Gaelic media has to offer and I’m looking forward to seeing more and more from everyone who took part.” … More WESTERN ISLES PUPILS WALK OFF WITH AWARDS

BRUCEHILL GANG’S ALL HERE 60 YEARS AGO

The Gang’s All Here … Brucehill team … soccer players and singers … (back row left to right) are Henry Severeide, Brian McGoldrick, Donnie Wilson, John Brennan, Joe Mulvenna. Front Robert Cole, Bill Heaney and John McGrogan. Thanks to Jim Crosthwaite for repairing the photograph.  Cathie and Billy (Coke) Heaney, Mr and Mrs Poddy Barnes … More BRUCEHILL GANG’S ALL HERE 60 YEARS AGO