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Letter: Systems

November 10, 2014 by


Dear Editor An extract from a speech made in 1885: Capitalism. How long will we continue to tinker and patch at an inherently rotten system, although every attempt to remedy its defects will shed light on the way forward. When socialism becomes better understood, when its aims are seen not only to be beneficial but […]

Letter: lessons of the past will safeguard the future

September 26, 2014 by


Dear Editor This year, France, Belgium and Holland are celebrating the seventieth anniversary of their liberation. After all the time that has passed, their joy and gratiiude is expressed not only by the elderly who suffered the oppression of occupation but also by each succeeding generation – they joy can be seen and felt in […]

Royal Victoria Hospital: heritage worth saving

September 21, 2014 by


Hi I am the editor of Amongst other historical information  on the Craigleith district I have included a history of the Royal Victoria Hospital. My interest with the RVH site is the B listed Admin Block which hopefully the planners are going to retain. This building was built in the 1906 and the design was […]

Letter: In the public interest

August 9, 2014 by


Dear Editor In the main, the wealth of the nation is represented by the amount of products made by the people of the UK. After paying wages and other costs the remainder is the owner’s profit, so it follows that the owner’s aim is to get as much produced for as little as possible; for […]

LIGHTS OUT tonight

August 4, 2014 by


Today is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and to  mark this we are inviting everyone (from large-scale organisations like Blackpool Illuminations, Tower Bridge and Piccadilly Circus to thousands of people at home) to turn out their lights, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection. […]

Unknown Soldier: just one week left

July 29, 2014 by


Who said the art of letter writing was dead? LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER has turned out to be a huge success, and more than 16,000 people have contributed so far to this new kind of war memorial. Letters have poured in from all over the UK and beyond, each one expressing a different opinion, […]

Dearest Scotland …

July 20, 2014 by


Writing initiative  ‘re-imagines the future of Scotland’ Take a pen and a piece of paper and write a letter to the future of Scotland? In this age of high-tech, super-fast digital communications it may seem like a very old-fashioned way to communicate, but a new writing project called Dearest Scotland has sparked a revival in […]

Letter: the lies behind the cuts

July 17, 2014 by


Dear Editor Councils and all public organisations have had drastic funding cuts, leading to a reduction in service provision. Funding cuts have been imposed on other organisations that provide necessary additional services to the public in many forms; these organisations rely heavily on volunteers, backed up by a few paid staff working to their physical […]

Write to the Unknown Soldier

July 16, 2014 by


Letter To An Unknown Soldier is a new kind of war memorial: one made only of words, and by thousands of people. And there’s still time to put pen to paper … The project, created by Kate Pullinger and Neil Bartlett, is inspired by Charles Jagger’s famous statue in Paddington Station of a soldier reading a letter. Everyone […]

Letters: Word Play

June 2, 2014 by


Dear Editor Most people now believe – with justification – that privatisation is a backward step, where provision of services in most cases comes second to making profits, yet the government and some local authorities are still selling off services. They are aware that the word ‘privatisation’ is a ‘no-no’ so the term now used […]