Robert Burns and Bright Eyes!

posted: 25 Jan 2011 comments: 0category:

I noticed in the news yesterday that the sixth Duke of Roxburghe at Floors Castle in Kelso has uncovered a hither to unknown piece of correspondence written by Robert Burns dated 13 May 1789 hidden in an old autograph book. the letter was addressed to James Gregory, Professor of Medicine at Edinburgh University and head of the city's famed Medical School. Burns invites him to comment on the poem he had enclosed entitled " On Seeing A Wounded Hare" It got me thinking...
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Lilias is One In A Million!

posted: 22 Jan 2011 comments: 2category:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tru282jHaZQ[/youtube]Lilias Snedden one of our youth workers at St Andrew's here in Bo'ness got a huge surprise last night when she discovered that she had been nominated to STVs One Show as a " One in a Million Champion " The Friday Night youth Cafe welcome STV presenter Michelle McManus who was greatly impressed by the quality of work that is being carried out by Lilias and her amazing team of youth workers. Lillias...
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The Book that Changed the World

posted: 20 Jan 2011 comments: 0category:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-IiKBPbaa8[/youtube] You'll have noticed that I've been making one or two comments on the blog about the 400th Anniversary of the King James version of the Bible. Its actually been quite wonderful to begin to rediscover the shear wonder and magic of the language especially when it is read out loud in church. We've been doing this in St Andrew's Bo'ness to highlight the 400th Anniversary of this particular version. Its a book...
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