I grew up in St. Andrews and after brief sojourns in Glasgow, Barcelona and other parts of Fife, I now live in Dundee with my wife, Kathleen.  Now retired after a lifetime in education, I spend much of my time campaigning for Independence for Scotland and Justice in Palestine, helping to look after my three grandsons, following FC Barcelona and exploring old and new interests – needlework/stitching, reading, opera, ballet and going to the cinema and the local theatres.  My writings on politics can be found on my other blog – Alister Rutherford.

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  1. Dear Alister,

    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you in this roundabout way, but I’m writing on behalf of the Australian Women Writers Challenge team and would like to thank you for your participation in the AWW challenge this year. I was also wondering if you’ve seen our feedback survey?


    It’s very quick (10 questions, mostly check boxes, takes 2 minutes), and will provide useful feedback to Bookseller & Publisher.

    Even if you didn’t reach your goal this year, your feedback is valued, and I hope you’ll join us again for AWW Challenge 2013.

    Kind regards,


  2. I too am glad you found my blog. Hope you find some of the posts interesting. Dundee is a lovely city and I hope you find time to revisit sometime. Like your blog too.

  3. I have been following you for years and admire your energy and creativity. I wondered today at the sight of your new intricate piece (which is beautiful and looks micro-organic to me, the nurse) what you think of Trump. I was actually going to ask you what Scotland thinks of him. And perhaps would you consider taking him and his family back to Scotland? lol.

  4. i’m pleased you enjoy my work. It is always great to get feedback. Trump – lol. He generally gets a bad to very bad press in Scotland. Not sure he would like to come and live here though. In Scotland we are used to exposing charlatans and he would be a bit lost without his sycophantic entourage. Might find a warmer welcome in England alas. He seems to be quite popular with some sections of the media and the Conservative party down south. I think I should stop here as I might get a bit carried away. God bless America! You need all the help you can get. Cheers

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