Archive for September, 2005

Scotland’s Young Braveheart

Friday, September 16th, 2005

I know many people, particularly readers from outside the
UK, have been interested in the story of Rory Blackhall, the
eleven year old Livingston schoolboy who was murdered on his
first day back at school, August 18.

His body was discovered three days later in nearby woods,
and a man, Simon Harris, later hanged himself. The official
line is that […]

Schoolroom Snippets - Or Torture By Chocolate

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Going back to school after the long summer recess is always
a challenge, as much for teachers as for students!

But for me there’s always been one particular aspect that’s
been sheer torture - at least since I started at Notre Dame
over ten years ago. And it’s still the same, even though I
only go there a […]

Heard The One About The Bouncing Baby?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we’re all back to school here in Scotland.

For me that means back to Notre Dame High School For Girls in Glasgow, where I do some part-time teaching in between my writing.

The last two posts have involved bad news about kids, so I’m pleased to pass on a ‘happy […]

Gary And Rory: Update

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

This is where I live. My house is in there somewhere, on the edge of the town of Erskine, Scotland. It’s just before sundown!

So far there’s been no success in tracing the mother of Gary, the new-born baby abandoned in woods near Edinburgh. The search continues.

There has been significant progress in the […]