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Reflecting on 2020 in a Scottish garden

As I watch the first signs of seasonal change in my garden (what North Americans may call my back yard) – copper-coloured… More

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Reflecting on 2020 in a Scottish garden

Joan Haig September 15, 2020

As I watch the first signs of seasonal change in my garden (what North Americans may call my back yard) – copper-coloured beech trees dropping leaves, irises and hollyhocks dying back – I reflect on how lucky I am to have direct access to the outdoors… More

Creative writing when staying at home

Joan Haig May 29, 2020

At the end of March, as Arcadia’s students were packing their bags to return home and preparing to move their studies online in response to the global pandemic, children around Scotland were making a shift to virtual learning. Schools in Scotland will… More

Getting back to nature with John Muir

Joan Haig April 21, 2020

We’re all missing green spaces right now – the beach and forest backdrops of online meetings are no substitute for the real thing. In the words of nineteenth-century naturalist, John Muir, ‘Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and… More

Blethering about Books

Joan Haig November 19, 2019

This year, Book Week Scotland (18-24 November) is organised around the theme of the fantastic Scottish word ‘blether’. blether/ˈblɛðə/ n. a person who chatters incessantly; idle talk, v. to engage in idle talk, to chatter; C16 from Old Norse blathra… More

Blethering about Books

Joan Haig November 19, 2019

This year, Book Week Scotland (18-24 November) is organised around the theme of the fantastic Scottish word ‘blether’. blether/ˈblɛðə/ n. a person who chatters incessantly; idle talk, v. to engage in idle talk, to chatter; C16 from Old Norse blathra… More

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