Walter Scott

Victorian novels to enjoy in lockdown

16 May 2020 9:00 am

It’s the perfect opportunity to crack open those classics of 19th-century fiction you’ve always been meaning to read, and I…

The psychological and economic dangers of enforced idleness

28 March 2020 9:00 am

‘Lourdes shrine closes healing pools as precaution against coronavirus,’ says a discouraging headline in the Catholic Herald. Jesus ‘made the…

Scotland’s miraculous century (it started with the Union)

22 November 2014 9:00 am

In 1707 Scotland surrendered what it had of its independence by the Treaty of Union with England. That independence had…