26 June 2000
Education, education, education? Missing the point, dear daddykins. It's health, health, health, always and for ever,...
12 June 2000
The Church of the Nazarene used to huddle among the council houses near the harbour: harled and grey-washed and grim....
29 May 2000
Good things. I want good things. Stuff. Interesting stuff. And my residence on a remote Scottish island should not,...
Politics
22 May 2000
Men and motors: it's the name of a particularly unappetising digital TV channel; and it's a deep, central truth of...
15 May 2000
"Perfect day for a trip round Noss," sighed the bearded, piratical figure in seaboots and Breton fisherman's cap. "But...
01 May 2000
Maisie was at the airport to meet me, and as her elderly, quarter-of-a- million-mile Saab headed arthritically north,...
17 April 2000
William Hague may burble in that about-to-burst-into-song voice of his about the need to capture Florida Woman for the...
10 April 2000
The Great Blasket Heritage Centre is situated outside the small village of Dunquin on the Dingle Peninsula on the west...
03 April 2000
There is something magical and mysterious about a bicycle. The very fact that you can balance it so perfectly and to...
Politics
27 March 2000
England, or at least the M6, unrolls behind my Japanese wheels as Dundee's own Eddie Mair sets the day's news agenda on...
20 March 2000
The reformation of The Daintees may not mean much in the great scheme of power-suited politicking, but for many who in...
06 March 2000
Neil Winters's last court appearance was blackly farcical: strapped into his wheelchair, jerking spasmodically and...
21 February 2000
Fleece: to obtain a great deal of money, typically by overcharging; a soft warm fabric similar to sheep's wool; a...
07 February 2000
Their feet were horribly burnt. As her wheelhouse blazed, the steel deck of the fishing boat Be Ready, from Burra Isle...
Politics
31 January 2000
Unable to decide whether it's Disneyland or Gormenghast, Edinburgh nevertheless exudes a chilly beauty as the city...

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