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The Innerleven Boolin Club – 8

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On the Bing

Ronnie had their coats collected, and Jeanette out of the Club, before Senga had the bill for breakages tucked into her unresisting hand. “Hoo dae ye reckon tae a wee stroll along the Wellesley bing?”“Do you fancy a […]

The Innerleven Boolin Club – 7

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Folk might well be thinking that the Innerleven Bowling Club was dominated by women, and that the men would accept anything for a quiet life! Big women and wee men. Jane Austen with just a hint of King (or more rightly, […]

The Innerleven Boolin Club – 6

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If you were to wander along the road leading from the Innerleven Bowling Club to Lower Methil (And no! I have no idea where a Higher Methil might be, except, perhaps, in Paradise), then you would soon come to the Methil […]

The Innerleven Boolin Club – 5

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There aren’t many things in life, of which you can be certain. The list is short. Benjamin Franklin mentions death and taxes. You could probably add another; if you are unemployed, and on the dole, the employment manager will insist that […]

The Innerleven Boolin Club – 4

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The Funeral

Now, I’m sure that you can all see what’s coming. It’s a bit like starting a war, then sitting back and watching it all happen! Once the fleet sets sail, it’s hard to haul them back.

“Ina! Mak shair […]

The Innerleven Boolin Club – 3

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As we are all aware, there’s a proper way to use a language, and there’s the way that everybody else does. So when Nettie Simpson’s granddaughter came over from America, and talked the way that they do across there, there was […]

The Innerleven Boolin Club – 2

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To understand The Coh-mittee, and how it functioned within the Innerleven Bowling Club, just think about big frogs in small ponds. If the pond gets too big, then the frogs start to look rather insignificant. It’s hard to make a big […]

The Innerleven Boolin Club – 1

There will never be a shortage of Scottish History to plough through. Books on Wallace and Bruce, the Highland Clearances, Rob Roy and the rest. Industrial Scotland, the pits, mills and the shipbuilding. Wars and more wars. Yours to choose! There are Scots from every nations on the Earth. Polish Scots that fought in […]

The Story Feature

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Time for a little experiment.

I am going to run one of my books, on this blog. It is actually a series of stories, and will be published, one story, or part of a story for the longer ones, every few […]

Book Review – Empty Cradles

[This review was published some time ago, but is well worth bringing up to date]

In view of the ‘migrant children’ being in the forefront of theis week’s news, I recommend the following title as a ‘must read’.

Margaret Humphreys travelled thousands of miles and spent long hours searching through births, marriages and deaths. Her […]