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Campbeltown Loch

Campbeltown Loch

Most folk will know the famous Whisky song but it would appear that few know about the poem by Archibald Munro M. A. Campbeltown Loch. What lamp in the sky, what planet or star, O’er a haven more lovely its…

Song Composed in August…

Song Composed in August…

By Robert Burns – 1783 To the Tune: I had a horse, I had nae mair. Now westlin winds and slaught’ring guns Bring Autumn’s pleasant weather; The moorcock springs on whirring wings Amang the blooming heather: Now waving grain, wide…

Home and love…

Home and love…

Home And Love. Just Home and Love! the words are small Four little letters unto each; And yet you will not find in all The wide and gracious range of speech Two more so tenderly complete: When angels talk in…

Tommy – Rudyard Kipling

Tommy – Rudyard Kipling

A favourite poem by Rudyard Kipling. Fellow Veterans will understand this poem better than most. Originally published, under the title “The Queen’s Uniform”, in the Scots Observer* in 1890. Later to be published in ‘Barrack Room Ballads and Other Verses’…

The perfect blossom is a rare thing.

The perfect blossom is a rare thing.

… You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life. With the blossoms fast falling from the trees around here I thought this was appropriate. Everyone feels grief when cherry blossoms scatter. Might…

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