Moderator Makes Music at Solas 2012

posted: 28 Jun 2012 comments: 3category:

People ask do you get time off when your Moderator?  The answer is of course you do. When your on the road its pretty intensive  but you also have some down time. I've been enjoying taking some of that time to relax and make some music. Hopefully we'll have a very simple but I hope classy album of acoustic songs released in time for the Moderator's fringe event.  This will take place at Palmerston Place Church on Sunday 12 August and Monday 13 August both events...
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The Mod and Machines and the Future of Scotland

posted: 23 Jun 2012 comments: 5category:

If only my father could have seen me the other day standing here beside a huge tractor. My father was a plough boy at the age of twelve. He was someone who was always connected to the land. The soil was in his blood you might say. The one thing he detested was tractors. He believed that they were too big and heavy and that they would affect the quality of the soil over the years. For him there was nothing better than the horses pulling the plough. We've moved on from...
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The Royal Highland Show - Give Us Our Daily Bread

posted: 21 Jun 2012 comments: 1category:

Today I was helping to launch the Church of Scotland's latest report on the the importance  of food and how we cultivate and produce it.  This particular report  entitled  " Give us this day our daily bread", highlights what the writers call the alienation of many who live in urban areas from the source of food production. The increasing development  of industrialised farming and the ever growing influence of supermarkets means that many people are so removed...
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