Thoughts from Abroad

It’s an early morning departure on the ForSea ferry, ‘Hamlet’. Up on deck, there’s a fine view of the entire Helsingoer harbour which, unlike most key Scottish ports, is fully owned by the local council. The sea air is lovely, all the more enjoyable due to the distinct lack of diesel fumes on board. It’s also unusually quiet forContinue reading “Thoughts from Abroad”

Interview with Paddy Cullivan

This interview deals mainly with the recently-released two-part documentary on Michael Collins, but touches on present day politics in both Ireland and Scotland. “Paddy has performed his sold-out historical entertainments all over Ireland and beyond. His latest projects are online documentaries on Wolfe Tone and Michael Collins. “Paddy is a multi-platform entertainer, MC, Speaker andContinue reading “Interview with Paddy Cullivan”

Arrivals and Departures

It’s early January and the airport ‘Departures’ sign above my head is still framed by Christmas lights. It looks almost festive – almost, but not quite. Once again, I’m preparing to see my son off to catch his plane. The other part of the Auld Alliance is his current destination. Ever since he completed hisContinue reading “Arrivals and Departures”