I was very interested to read about John McGrath's
contact with the late Stanley Gimson. In a 'previous life', I was a youngish solicitor in Aberdeen and appeared before him in two or three civil appeals, not my natural habitat. I will always remember his courtesy and pleasant demeanour which contrasted sharply with some of his colleagues. Although streets ahead of me in legal know how, I felt treated as an equal. When I learned about his background as a prisoner of war, I was even more impressed. And, as an old car enthusiast, loved the look of his green soft top Alvis.
Wonderful gent and thanks for putting some of his story in the public domain.
What a very moving reflection by John McGrath in last week's edition. A new way of thinking about what we are losing by leaving the EU and a humbling account of the consistent kindness of a Mr Gimson.
Madam, I awoke this morning from a dream in which Boris Johnson was the prime minister. Relieved that this was no more than a dream, I proceeded with my day only to find that all the people I met and all forms of media, including Scottish Review, are carrying on as if he had become the prime minister. I do not appreciate being the victim of any practical joke let alone one so elaborate and exceptionally silly. It is not at all funny and I would ask you to discontinue it immediately.
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